I recently finished reading Not a Fan, by Kyle Idleman, with my kids. While I knew the subject was important for them, I was surprised at how much the book challenged me as well.
Here's the blurb on Amazon:
"If someone asked, 'Are you a fan of Jesus?', how would you answer? You attend every movie featuring a certain actor, you know the stats of your sports hero, and you can recite lyrics from your favorite songs. In short, you're a huge fan. But are you treating Jesus the same as the other people you admire? The truth is Jesus wants more than the church attendance, occasional prayer, and the ability to recite Scripture---the fan response. He's looking for people who are actually willing to sacrifice in order to follow him. In this teen edition of Not a Fan, Kyle Idleman uses humor, personal stories, and biblical truth as he challenges you to look at what it means to call yourself a Christian and follow the radical call Jesus presents. So, will you be a fan, or a follower?"
I certainly wasn't the only one challenged. It brought up great discussions with my kids that I think are extremely important in a too-often materialistic, me-centered world. Whether you have teens or if you're just looking for a book that can change your life, I highly recommend Not a Fan.
I think the book is so important that I'm giving away an ebook copy to one person from my new author newsletter list. Sign up before Tuesday, April 9th here and you will be automatically entered. By signing up, you will also automatically receive a free copy of Recipe for Murder, book one in my Cozy Mystery Series, and you can look forward to more giveaways in the coming months.