“Not A Fan” Chapter 1 D.T.R.

Posted: March 22, 2013 by CJNeading in Book, Not A Fan
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Chapter 1 D.T.R thoughts points etc…

Currently reading…


  1. jablonnc says:

    First off, let me just say that any book which quotes Inigo Montoya in the first couple of pages has got to be worth its salt. DTR, this is definitely one of the most important things we need to do as Christians and also one of the hardest. I know one of my greatest fears has been that while I may say I’m a Christian and a follower of Jesus, that I will be one of those people who he never even knew. I think we all need to challenge ourselves in this regard. What do you believe, why do you believe it and does your life reflect this? I think the last of those questions is the one that may hit home with a lot of people. It’s one thing to say you believe something and it’s something entirely different to live out that belief. Sure we may go to church, we may tell others we’re Christians, but at the end of the day does that really mean anything when it comes down to it? This is something I’ve been challenging myself with recently, trying to remind myself that my walk with Jesus is constant. This is not something I leave at home when I go to work, or something I put to the side when I’m hanging out with friends, this is who I am every day and every second and it should be present in everything I do/say. I hope that we can all take a realistic look at our lives and become true followers.

  2. CJNeading says:

    I figured the princess bride reference would be a hit! D.T.R makes things serious and it got real from the get go with me. I’m a checklist kind of guy. If I’m getting all my boxes checked than I must be obtaining my “goal” of being a follower. The religious ruler got me a bit.( just replace wine cooler at a party for shandy at average joes 🙂 ) looking forward to next few chapters and what the author has to say about what Jesus requires in his followers.

    Sidenote: I got this as a kindle book and you can’t copy and paste text. Can you in iBooks?

  3. Ryan R says:

    Sorry, I’m a day or two behind of you guys but will catch up today! DTR definitely struck a note with me and has me intrigued about the rest of the book. I often catch myself thinking of other people when authors or pastors give examples like Kyle did in the “checklist” section (i.e. that guy that believes saying Thee and Thou in prayers helps make him a better Christian). It’s easier to think about others being in a category than it is to reflect about one self I think, but I love how direct he is to force you to think about the contexts you can find yourself in as a Christian. The mirror is unapologetic and unchangeable. Looking at yourself in the mirror can bring up a lot of questions. I think Kyle speaks truth about the motive for this reflection…as long as the self reflection is truly about seeking to be a follower and not a way to feed some other need or desire in our life like the Fans wanting another lunch, it’s a necessary part of our relationship with God. Looking forward to seeing how this builds!

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