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Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman
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Jul 25, 12

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Read in July, 2012

Kyle really makes you think about your relationship and commitment with Jesus. Although while reading it, according to the way he presented the information, are any of us "Christians" really going to be making it through the gates of Heaven? He blames churches for sugar coating the gospel and only selling "an eternal life with Jesus" by only presenting the easy and alluring aspects of Christianity... and the ending results according to Kyle Idleman are that they are just merely fans of Jesus and not true followers of Jesus. Those who die as a result of doing God's work simultaneously seem to be the only true followers... like Jesus' 12 disciples. So I guess if you never read this book, your more than likely a pseudo-Christian, because even though you think you have been saved by the grace of Jesus, go to church, read your Bible, pray daily for both blessings and sufferings, tithe to your church, occasionally serve others, and live your life a best as you can.... your pass to God's Kingdom will be denied.

At the end of each chapter, the author included a testimony from a person who changed their way of living from being a fan to a follower of Jesus. Yet after reading each personal story, there was always something in that chapter or the next that would contradict it.. that would make me think ... no your still just a fan like the rest of us. Who knew that Heaven was an elite country club where only the perfect of the perfect get to join.

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message 1: by Kay (new) - rated it 3 stars

Kay I have to agree with you. I found myself actually doubting my salvation because I have not gone into full time ministry. It was very thoughtful as well but I feel it could be dangerous for some who may read and feel they will never measure up and give up. Paul himself said this is a journey that will not be complete until we meet Jesus and Kyle walks a thin line in works versus saved by grace and not of ourselves

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