Not a Fan

  • by Kyle Idleman
  • Narrated by Kyle Idleman
  • 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Pastor Kyle Idleman doesn't just want to be a fan of Jesus, he wants to full heartedly commit to him and be a follower of Jesus. But how can you make the leap from fan to follower? In Not a Fan Idleman uses biblical examples to show how the people who met Jesus also had to decide if they were fans or followers, and what it meant for them to then become followers. Being a follower doesn't mean that you go to church every week, that you slap a Jesus fish on the back of your car, and that you give to charity. That's what a fan does. What a follower of Jesus does, Idleman observes, is die to themselves each and every moment of the day because 'you can't say yes to following Jesus unless you say no to living for yourself.' In this three part book Idleman helps you to discover whether you are a fan or a follower, how to recognize the invitation Jesus has given, and what following Jesus looks like in your daily life. With humor and real life examples to draw you closer to Jesus, Kyle Idleman compels each and every one of us to Not Be A Fan.


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I am a follower and not a FAN


It is such a breath of fresh air to come accross a writer who strikes and even balance between the grace of Christ and what it is to really deny yourself and follow him. Some people are all about a list of rules, whilst others maintain that it is alll grace but Kyle strikes and even balance between the two and says that this is what makes the difference between a follower and a fan.

Kyle says that a fan might not make it to heaven, and whilst I disagree with his postion I certainly liked what he said about being a true follower of Christ was.

With candid stories from his own life, Kyle is both transparent and honest in his personal stories as well as telling stories from other people. He is a gifted teacher and story teller and any person who reads or downloads this book is in for a treat.
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- Author Matthew Robert Payne "I am a writer, a reader and a person that loves dramatical movies and good TV. I am a passionate Christian who loves coffee and Facebook"

Brilliant and Enlightening

What made the experience of listening to Not a Fan the most enjoyable?

I have recently began my journey back to Christianity......but not toward religion. I have always admired Jesus as a great prophet and teacher, not as the son of God. I decided (mostly God helped me decide) I needed to broaden my belief and commit to the beliefs of Christianity. But what does it mean to be a Christian, what does it mean to FOLLOW Jesus. I have always been a some what FAN but Jesus said "Follow Me" - Matthew 16:24. Just so happened I decided to read about how to FOLLOW Jesus and came across this book. To me this book separates the FANS of Jesus from the FOLLOWERS. This book showed me the path I needed to go on and shoved me forward. I am not a FAN......I am a FOLLOWER!!! I hope you will become a follower with the passion and perseverance Kyle talks about in this book. It is all or nothing!!!!!

What did you like best about this story?

Finally a truthful and unapologetic guide to following Jesus! I have a hunch some of the modern day Christians are not going to like what the book says.

Have you listened to any of Kyle Idleman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No....but I would love to....HE GETS IT!!!!!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I actually did listen to this book in one sitting. I could not stop.

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- Amanda H.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-27-2011
  • Publisher: Zondervan