Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Not a Fan - by Kyle Idleman - 3 book giveaway

Book - Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus

Author - Kyle Idleman

Publisher - Zondervan

Price - $14.99



I never heard of "Christian merchandise" or a "Christian bookstore" until I was married with children of my own. Growing up, there was really no such thing as bumper stickers with a message, or T-Shirts with "follow Jesus" slogans. The rise of marketing Christianity is shocking.

In "Not A Fan," Kyle reaches out to the generation where being a Christian is popular, complete with material goods, and all the right words.  This has a tendency to Mask regeneration and a truly committed life to Scripture.

As I read, I felt like a neutral observer, not realizing what has been happening in Christian culture.   I was so impressed with this book, I even folded several pages for later reference.

The chapters include:

1. D.T.R (Define the Relationship).
2. A Decision or a Commitment?
3. Knowledge about him or intimacy with him?
4. One of many or your one and only?
5. Following Jesus or following the rules?
6. Self-improved or spirit-empowered.
7. The relationship details.
8. Anyone - an open invitation.
9. Come after me - a passionate pursuit.
10. Deny - a total surrender
11. Take up your cross daily - an everyday death.
12. Wherever. What about there?
13. Whenever. What about now?
14. Whatever. What about that?


Kyle explains each concept with personal and cultural stories. This makes each point clear and straightforward.   You'll also find several brief "not a fan" stories by various people. Overall, this is an enlightening, inspiring book.


The Giveaway:

How would you like a chance to win three copies of "Not a Fan?"  One winner will receive a total of three copies of this book. You can keep one for yourself and give the rest away as gifts to family and friends. To enter, all you have to do is leave me a comment.


For additional Entries:


1. Post about this on Facebook.

2. Post about this on Twitter.

3. Follow me on Twitter.

4. Write a post, linking to this giveaway, on your own Blog. (This is worth 3 entries. Please leave 3 separate comments.)

5
. Become a Public Follower through Google Friend Connect, or let me know if you are already a follower.

6. Choose to "Like" The Legacy of Home on Facebook.

7. Subscribe in an email to The Legacy of Home Blog.


*Please leave a separate comment for each entry.*


One random winner we be selected on Thursday, December 1, 2011. (U.S.  Entries only.) If I am unable to reach the winner within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be selected. Your entry is only valid if you include a way for me to contact you. 

This contest is closed. The winner is - Laura Lane


*Disclosure - I received this book for review purposes.*

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35 comments:

kathy@stewards's steno said...

Sounds like an interesting book.

gifted2333 said...

Hello, i would like copies of this book so i can help spread the knowledge of god

RebeccaL. said...

I am an email subscriber to Legacy of Home.

RebeccaL. said...

I posted a link to this on FB.

RebeccaL. said...

I like Legacy on FB.

Kristi said...

I am a big fan of the topic of this book. I would love to win a chance to look at it deeper.... and pass on the love if I won all 3 copies. :)

Kristi said...

I follow you on GFC. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

Kristi said...

I follow you on FB as Clothesline Musings.
clotheslinemusings@gmail.com

Kristi said...

I am a follower on Twitter. (I almost typed "I am a Twit." LOL)

Twitter handle: Clotheslinemuse

Laura Lane said...

I follow GFC.

Laura Lane said...

I follow twitter.

Sarah said...

I'd like to win.

SeekingHim at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

shared on FB http://thelegacyofhome.blogspot.com/2011/11/not-fan-by-kyle-idleman-3-book-giveaway.html

Sarah said...

shared on twitter https://twitter.com/#!/SarahJoBailey/status/141585121571635200

Sarah said...

I follow you on twitter as SarahJoBailey

SeekingHim at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

I follow via GFC

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Sarah said...

I like Legacy on FB

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Sarah said...

I sub via email

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Lovinglearningathome said...

We just finished this series at church. LOVE IT. I'm totally committed to being a Follower of Jesus.

Lovinglearningathome said...

I'm a GFC follower.

Lovinglearningathome said...

I receive your emails.

Lovinglearningathome said...

I Follow you on FB.

griffinbellasmom at yahoo dot com

Jeanine said...

i'm on the waiting list at the library for this book. i'd love to win it!

Jeanine said...

twitter follower neenee_is_me

Jeanine said...

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Jeanine said...

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Jeanine said...

shared on fb name jeanine feldkamp

Elle said...

Twitter follower Elleberra.

Elle said...

Liked your facebook.

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Sherry P.

The Crazy Mom said...

I'd love to read this book! :)

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