There is a huge difference between fans of Jesus and followers of Jesus. Kyle Idleman calls those who call themselves Christians back to something more authentic than merely being a fan. Jesus himself consistently called fans to become followers. This book is filled with stories of those who are "not a fan" and why that adjustment matters.
Pastor Ideman states the obvious that is so often missed in the church. Jesus called us to be followers above all else. Some of the suggestions for improving one's Christian walk aren't the same ones I would look for but the message is clear and refreshing.
Yes but my wife heard a few minutes of it and she wanted me to wait until we could both listen to it together.
Kyle challenges you to question your commitment to God and helps you identify what you need to surrender in your life.
The way he uses personal stories to illustrate his message, he touches everyones life issues or excuses. Kyle explains very simply the difference between being a fan of Jesus or being a follower of Jesus.
The level of commitment the first missionaries from America possed. I feel as a society now, we are too comfortable to relate to that type of commitment.
The book is easy to understand and keeps you engaged. However, this is not a
Wow, I don't have much company with this rating, if I were giving stars for the authors intention, then I'd give 5 stars. I think the message is very important, but so is hope and so are solutions.
Reading the book I felt like I was told I'm failing, you're failing, everyone is failing at this and too bad. I kept waiting for the good news, how easy (or hard) it is going to be to change, but somewhere somehow I missed that part, if it was there.
For readers interested, may I suggest Craig Groeschel's "The Christain Atheist". Essentially the same message, but with the solution and even more importantly HOPE. He doesn't just tell you why your are failing, but what to do about it, how to turn your life around and be a real Christian.
Hearing the author read this book was great. He gave inflection and detail in areas that I may have otherwise glanced by. He read from his heart and it was reflected. I have personally recommended this book to several of my friends.
I loved the fact that the author was willing to call out characteristics of the church that are not in line with following Christ, but mere fandom.
This is the first I've read like this. Can't be helpful in this category.
There are real-life stores in each chapter where we are given account of how people just like us
Yes. I believe it would have the most impact if listened to in one sitting.
great examples and Biblical references. I liked it.
Moving, defining, enlightning
finding out what Fans are
readable quality good, no page numbers
most all of the book moved me
Find a way to list page #s as in the paper book
Just to set the record straight, I reviewed Meditation and Psychotherapy accidently as another book I got, unfortunately it will not allow me to change anything but the stars, Audible said you cannot change it or delete. the book is AWESOME! Tara Brach is Awesome! The book I was rating I returned and was aweful. sorry
Taking Jesus out of the box of RELIGION. Not where he belongs anyway. Teaches us the right way to follow jesus not to be just a fan! Was listening to Jesus teachings tonight on ibible and he had a lot to say about our relationship with him should be like. almost through the book but it wont be for everyone, it is for those that dont want to be a fan of Jesus anymore, you want to follow him!
Jesus, because he is Jesus, our Saviour and Lord! He died and resurrected for us!
no this is the first
no, there is too much to digest to listen in one sitting, like having two steaks for dinner, there is no way you are going to get that down in one sitting, put the other one away for tomorrow.
Great book, I highly recommmend it to anyone wishing to enrich their walk with God and follow Jesus and stop just being a FAN. God Bless!
It laid out truths that inspires you to live life for the greatest purpose
Not a Fan!
This was a very good book. So good that I decided to play the audio for our group of teenagers. I started with just the first chapter to gauge the reception. Many of the kids ask in anticipation if were listening to the book again.