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Book Club Redemption?

Posted: August 2, 2013 by CJNeading in Book
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So about 4 months ago a few of us decided to start reading “Not A Fan” with the intention of discussion thru this website, at our meetings, or perhaps to have a separate meeting. Well since the last post was from Chapter 5 in April I don’t think it went very well.

As I’m sure you may have noticed with more post recently that we are trying to bring back some of the discussion this group had on a weekly basis thru the website and at our meetings. So hit me up with some of your feedback on the “book club.”

Try again?

If so what needs to change so it can be productive and lead us to a closer relationship with others and Christ.

Bad book?

Format?

Need it’s own meeting time? Maybe half hour before normal time?

Or life just got busy for us all myself included?

Or book club is not a good idea maybe we should try….

Just let me know. See ya guys Monday!

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Chapter 6 Self empowered? Or spirit filled? thoughts points etc…

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Titus
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Chase
Ryan

Chapter 5 Following Jesus? Or following rules? thoughts points etc…

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Chapter 4 One of many? Or one and only? thoughts points etc…

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Chapter 3 Knowledge About Him? Or Intimacy With Him? thoughts points etc…

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Chapter 2 A Decision Or A Commitment thoughts points etc…

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Chapter 1 D.T.R thoughts points etc…

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Let the reading begin….

Posted: March 22, 2013 by CJNeading in Book, Not A Fan
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Alright so lets start this book!

My vision as i told Andy last week, is thru this first book we figure out what works for us. Maybe it’s great to talk about key points while they are fresh in your head. So a post per chapter maybe nice. Also maybe at our Monday night meetings we can discuss it. But being a larger group now it’s a little difficult to do that. And possible a separate meeting time every so often or even once at the end of the book to talk about it.

So we will start with a post per chapter in the website to discuss things that maybe jump out at us. Read at whatever pace is comfortable for ya. I’ll do a new chapter every 3-4 days or so? Maybe faster or slower(pending how it goes). Then at the end definitely get together at Starbucks or wherever to talk about the whole book. Using the points we post chapter by chapter to guide us. Sound ok? Like I said we can see how it all unfolds.

Soooo as not to confuse myself..

*Chapter by chapter discussion on website. Every couple days.
*Get together at the end to discuss face 2 face or 3 times since there are 3 “parts”

See how it goes and change accordingly.

Anyways…..lets read!

“Not A Fan” Update

Posted: March 19, 2013 by CJNeading in Book
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Quick update on starting “Not A Fan.” So far I know Noah, Andy, Ryan, Chase, Titus and myself will be reading it. If anyone else wants to join please let me know. Once Noah gets his ancient hand scribed copy sometime this week we will get started.

Here are a few links for the ebook versions…

Amazon Kindle

Nook Book

Book #1 “Not A Fan”

Posted: February 28, 2013 by CJNeading in Book
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So we are going go with “Not A Fan” by Kyle Idleman. Here is a description…

“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 may be just a fan who admires Jesus but isn’t ready to let him cramp your style. Then again, maybe you’re not into Jesus, period.

In any case, don’t take the question—Are you a follower of Jesus?—lightly.

Some people don’t know what they’ve said yes to and other people don’t realize what they’ve said no to, says Pastor Kyle Idleman. But Jesus is ready to clearly define the relationship he wants with his followers.

Not a Fan calls you to consider the demands and rewards of being a true disciple. With frankness sprinkled with humor, Idleman invites you to live the way Jesus lived, love the way he loved, pray the way he prayed, and never give up living for the One who gave his all for you.”

I know Noah, Ryan and I we be doing it any others feel free to join. Thought we could start this upcoming week(or we can wait a bit pending in when everyone gets the book) and just start with 2 chapters a week? Either talk about it at the meeting, separate meeting at Starbucks etc, or just on this site. If we want to go faster or slower thou the books we can always adjust. I’ll try and keep up with ya guys. Thanks for doing this with me and keeping me accountable.

Here are a few links for the ebook versions…

Amazon Kindle

Nook Book