Sunday, April 15, 2012

Are You a Fan or a Follower?

I have reviewed books on my blog before.  They might be books that my Book Club is currently reading or a book that I am reading professionally, to become a better instructional coach. This time I am going to talk about a book that I am just starting. The book is not a fan by Kyle Idleman.

This is a book that my church family is reading and we are hearing sermons about it on Sundays throughout April and May to support it. I could say that it sounds like a really good book.  That would be true. I could say that everyone should read it. That, also, would be true. But there is more to it than that. More to the reason I decided to do my blog on this book today.

The question that has been asked, both in our sermon and in the book, as I started reading it today is: Are you a follower of Jesus or are you really just a fan? The definition of a fan is: "an enthusiastic admirer". Doesn't sound like a bad thing to be, does it? But then when you think about being a fan you realize that a fan does not get into the game. In fact, as the book pointed out, someone who is a fan of a celebrity might know all about that person, but not really KNOW that person.

As I read into this week's assignment, another question came up that caused me to stop and think.  Has following Jesus cost you anything? That was tough for me. Another quote to help this along was: "...Jesus wants to interfere with their lives." Is He interfering with mine? I know He is a big part of my life and everyone I am around knows I am a follower, but is He interfering?

That's when I decided it was time to blog about the book and therefore, blog about my belief. Yes, I am a follower and not just a fan. I am so excited to read this book and find out how I can become a better follower of Jesus. I encourage you to go to and purchase the book. Are you a fan or a follower?


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