*Disclosure: I received a Family Christian certificate & Book for this book review. The opinions expressed here, however, are my own.
Have you ever read a book and it totally changed the way you thought about things? I am sure you have. Over the summer I picked up the Not a Fan book by Kyle Idleman, within the first few pages I was absolutely hooked. I read through it agreeing with alot of the points and assessing and reflecting on my own life for others. Then I viewed the Bible Study Series on Right Now Media with my husband and together we had deep conversations about our faith journey, views, ideas and misconceptions. Then I got the opportunity to check out the Not a Fan Daily Devotional by Kyle Idleman and again my led to some soul searching.
The Devotional much like the book challenges your current ideas and views on how you follow Jesus. Kyle categorizes Christian’s into two categories: followers and fans. The devotional is written for followers of Jesus and takes you on a 75 day faith journey to fully commit yourself to Christ, according to Kyle’s definition of what a fully committed Christian is with Biblical references to reinforce his definition. The devotional is broken in to three areas 25 days each: following, denying and pursuing. It is sequential and not meant for you to jump around but to follow it day by day. Each day is a short insight on each area written in Kyle’s modern day circumstantial and insights style of writing. For example: “Day 2: Jesus is not a T-ball coach.” Each day ends with some reflective and self assessing questions for you to journal or write about. I like Kyle’s writing style because he puts modern day occurrence and real-life stories and juxtapose them to the Bible. Making them relatable to people in all stages of their faith journey.
The book is also a great size to take with you anywhere and a little over 200 pages. It fits in a purse or book bag and perfect to take anywhere. It is not meant to be written in. Although, you could if you wanted too. I personally don’t think there is enough writing space to answer each question. Great, if you want to pass this on to someone to borrow or have once you have finished but I can also see completing this series multiple times. Some devotions are for one season of life but this one seems like it can carried on for different seasons, ages, sexes, it is applicable to people in different phases and lifestyles.
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