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Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman
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Jan 14, 12

it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites, favorite-authors, christian, nonfiction
Read from December 12 to 20, 2011

I am not a fan of Jesus. This book is so powerful and so convicting, I felt uncomfortable reading it. But that is exactly the point. Christianity has become too comfortable and too safe. Christians view following Jesus as getting saved, attending church services, praying before meals and before bedtime, reading some devotionals, listening to Christian music. These things are great, but what truly defines being a follower of Jesus is sacrifice. Jesus demonstrated pure love by giving up his life and all he asks in return is that we give him our lives. This book will stir something. It might make you angry and you may not take anything it says seriously, but I urge you to take its message to heart. Jesus doesn't want fans. He wants followers who will truly follow him. The best section of the book is the final one, "following jesus -- wherever, whenever, whatever" but it will make you squirm.

Readers of this book also recommend Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream That is next on my list.
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message 1: by Laura (new) - added it

Laura Thank you for finally being the first person that "isn't a fan of Jesus" to give an actual objective, completely honest review of a Christian book. Your opinions about Christians and the life they are suppose to lead are SO TRUE! Christians have fallen away from what is written in the Bible of how we are to live, and that is exactly why, IMO, society as a whole has so many issues, not just believing in God, but with the mere confusion "Christians" cause by the way in which the majority of us live our lives. The hypocrisy that has now encompassed the majority of the Church is/has become the most disturbing and devastating harm to the cause of Christ! So, thank you for such an intelligent, honest, clarifying viewpoint of Christians that we (Christians) and Christianity in general seems to so BLINDLY miss, ignore, or no longer genuinely care about any more in today's society. You are so dead on about Christians as a whole being apathetic followers that no longer "stand out from the world," which is the main cry and teaching of Jesus Christ! Even though it made you squirm, you clearly have more of the correct perspective/opinions than the majority of Christians that I know today, and I cannot get anymore in the middle of the "Bible-belt!"

message 2: by Laura (new) - added it

Laura I sincerely apologize! Total blonde moment! Forgive me! I have an awful case of "foot-in-mouth disease," mainly by NOT reading the entirety of the comment! Sorry that I straight-up just called you a non-believer! SO SORRY! I get carried away and just dive in before actually thoroughly reading the post! Hopefully, you can forgive me for that! Loved the post! The blonde just seeps through sometimes! : )

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