It’s not often that I recommend a resource before I’ve actually read or watched it but that’s how sure I am of Kyle Idleman’s new book – Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus. I’ve heard Kyle preach/teach on numerous occasions and he is not only one of the most gifted communicators I know but also one of the most authentic. The following is from his website.
Are you a follower of Jesus?
Don’t answer too quickly.
In fact, you may want to read the book before you answer at all. Consider it a “Define the Relationship” conversation to determine exactly where you stand.
fan: an enthusiastic admirer.
In the Gospels, Jesus never seemed too interested in fans.
Is that how you define your relationship with Him? An “enthusiastic admirer”? Close enough to Jesus to get the benefits but not so close to require sacrifice?
He was looking for followers. Not just any follower though, but a…
completely. committed. follower.