Are you a follower of Jesus? Don't answer too quickly. In fact, you may want to read this book before you answer at all. Consider it a 'Define the Relationship' conversation to determine exactly where you stand. You may indeed be a passionate, fully devoted follower of Jesus. Or, you... read more
“I want you to know up front that I’m not here to “sell” Jesus.”Kyle Idleman
“Like a parent who tries to get through to a child, God grabbed me by the shoulders sat me down and said, 'I want you to listen to me.' That was the beginning of spiritual awakening in my life.”Dr. Rich Edwards
“I had no idea what to do or who to turn to. What soon became clear is that I couldn’t bear these burdens of life alone.”Carolyn Day
“Some people are good at keeping secrets. At the height of my addiction, I wasn’t just good at it; I was a pro.”Robert Reschar
“Looking back on my journey, I can see that I was trying to handle this sickness on my own. And because I tried to be the one in control, I was not only damaging my own life, but the lives of those around me.”Summer Rines
“I thought I had it all figured out. Looking back, it’s clear now that I was lost in so many ways, but at the time I thought I was on road everyone else wanted to be on.”Tim Hartlage
“The Bible tells us that we love Jesus because he first loved us. It is certainly true that my pursuit of Christ was initiated and continues to be motivated by his relentless pursuit of me.”Terry Hayes
“I didn’t know how much my job had meant to me until the night I was fired. When I went in that night, they didn’t just take my badge—they took away my entire identity.”Gary Polsgrove
“One of the most basic truths about love is that it can't be forced. If you try and force someone to love you it's almost a guarantee that they won't.”Kyle Idleman
PrologueI never read these either, but please read this one.
PART 1: FAN OR FOLLOWER?
Chapter 1 D.T.R.
Chapter 2 A Decision to Believe or a Commitment to Follow?
Chapter 3 Knowledge about Him or Intimacy with Him?
Chapter 4 One of Many or Your One and Only?
Chapter 5 Following Jesus or Following the Rules?
Chapter 6 Self-Empowered or Spirit-led?
Chapter 7 T.R.D.
PART 2: AN INVITATION TO FOLLOW
Chapter 8 Anyone – An Open Invitation.
Chapter 9 Come After - A Passionate Pursuit.
Chapter 10 Deny – A Complete Surrender.
Chapter 11 Take Up Your Cross Daily - An Everyday death
PART 3: FOLLOWING JESUS
Chapter 12 Wherever. What about there?
Chapter 13 Whenever. What about now?
Chapter 14 Whatever. What about that?
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