Our Wednesday night small group did this study and it was simply put, amazing. The book was fantastic in that it challenged most of what we as Christians consider being a follower of Christ. i found out quick that I have a lot of work to do. It has a way of causing you to be more aware of your faith or lack thereof on a daily basis and sometimes moment by moment. The small group study with the DVD can be done completely separate from the book but I wouldn't advise it. The absolute best part of the study though was the daily journal that goes with the small group material. It was by far our classes favorite item in the packet. If your looking for a book that has the potential to change your life then I suggest reading Not A Fan. If your looking for a small group study that will change the way you do church and bring your gruop closer together and closer to God then look no farther than this one.
I would recommend this to a stranger, a friend, a family member! I would also recommend anything attached to the Not a Fan story/devotion. Our Ladies group is doing the lesson plans & devotion series and we are loving it. This book can be done with our without the devotion part. It was truly an inspirational and enlightening book. I feel closer in my relationship with God and I want to go further and deep with Him! This is an absolute MUST have for a new Christian and an mature Christian!