Idleman deals with the question of whether or not we are fans of Christ or followers of Christ. He goes to great length to distinguish the differences in fans and followers utilizing scripture and real life examples of individuals who thought they were followers of Christ, but were only fans in all actuality. Idleman calls the reader to abandon the fan approach of Christ, i.e. only going to church, praying when you're in need, reading the Bible when you feel like it, serving others only if you get something from it, etc, and instead embrace the follower approach of Christ which of course requires that we not only embrace Christ, but His cross, thus laying down our own wants, desires, wishes, needs, and ideas.
This book is extremely challenging and is a must read. Idleman makes the reader question whether or not he is a good person or a Christ follower, a good moral person or a saved person, a lover of self or a lover of God. The introspection he provokes continues throughout the whole book and by the time the book has ended, most every part of your life will have been addressed. I definitely want to read it again. You need to read the first time!