Not a Fan – Teen Edition, by Kyle Idleman

Are you a follower of Jesus? Many would say so. What does a follower really consist of? If held up to the light of the Word, many “followers” would turn out to be fans. Being a follower is much more than just attending church, having a Christian ringtone, or staying pure until marriage. Being a follower means to have a personal relationship with Jesus, not to follow some rules. It means having a DTR talk, and seeing how committed to Jesus you really are.


I liked:

  • The premise.  I really loved the book as a whole. It was interesting enough to keep up with a teenager’s attention span, but profound enough to make you think. Hard.
  • The prologue. I could not believe how insightful it was. Literally. I read it a few times just to grasp the profoundness therein. Free bread? Ouch hallelujah.
  • The down to earth writing style. Wow. It is really hard to maintain the balance between profound and approachable. Kyle Idleman did it well.
  • The prologue. I know I wrote it twice, but seriously. It was fantastical.


I disliked:

  • How much it challenged me. Just kidding. That was my flesh talking, my spirit loved it. 🙂



I would 100% recommend  this book to anyone. Literally. While it is meant for teenagers, I think anyone could benefit from reading once, or twice, or a lot. (There is an adult version, which I hope to read soon.) I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

Libbi H.

This book was given to me for free from Zondervan in exchange for my honest review.

Libbi is a homeschooler who runs the Life is Funner blog at She likes peacocks, the color pink, hair accessories, and reading biographies.

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