Revised & Updated Edition! God is love. Crazy, relentless, all-powerful love. Have you ever wondered if we're missing it?
It's crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe—the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor—loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. Whether you've verbalized it yet or not, we all know something's wrong.
Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn't working harder at a list of do's and don'ts—it's falling in love with God. And once you encounter His love, as Francis describes it, you will never be the same. Because when you're wildly in love with someone, it changes everything.
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Chan, senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, Calif., offers a radical call for evangelicals to consider and emulate in this debut guide to living "crazy" for God. Chan's own life compels him to live with urgency, and with good reason. His mother died giving birth to him, his stepmother died when he was nine, and his dad when he was 12. As a pastor, Chan says that conducting weekly funerals for people younger than himself has likewise sobered him to life's unexpectedness and frailty. Chan writes with infectious exuberance, challenging Christians to take the Bible seriously. He describes at length the sorry state of "lukewarm" Christians who strive for a life characterized by control, safety and an absence of suffering. In stark contrast, the book offers real-life accounts of believers who have given all time, money, health, even their lives in obedience to Christ's call.Chan also recounts his own attempts to live "crazy" by significantly downsizing his home and giving away his resources to the poor.Earnest Christians will find valuable take-home lessons from Chan's excellent book.
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I took this book with me on a cruise, along with "not a fan" by Kyle Idleman. Both extremely convicting books, however, what Chan does in this volume is he makes one stand back and be completely awed by the amazing beauty of our loving Creator. One of my favorite books, and I totally recommend to even the most mature Christian. Chan will bring you to tears with his wonderful illustrations, true stories of God's grace and will make you rethink your relationship with God. Don't waist anymore time before picking up this book!
Francis Chan's spiritual courage is amazing!! His love for Christ is pure and Crazy! He allows God to speak through him with no fear. May our God continue to bless you!
Don't worry I am with you. Don't be afraid for I am your God. I will make you strong and help you. I will support you with my right hand which brings victory.
It was an awesome book. Had to stop reading a few times to pray and aknowledge God. Changed my perspective on some things and helped me grow.