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Crazy Love, Revised and Updated: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

Crazy Love, Revised and Updated: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

Written by Francis Chan

Narrated by Francis Chan


Crazy Love, Revised and Updated: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

Written by Francis Chan

Narrated by Francis Chan

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5/5 (297 ratings)
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4 hours
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Released:
Jul 1, 2013
ISBN:
9781621882572
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Audiobook

Description

God is love.
Crazy, relentless, all-powerful love.
 Revised and updated edition of the best-seller, now with a new preface and a bonus chapter. 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.
Publisher:
Released:
Jul 1, 2013
ISBN:
9781621882572
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Francis Chan es pastor principal de la Iglesia Cornerstone en Simi Valley, California. Es el fundador del Eternity Bible College y pertenece a la junta de la organización Children’s Hunger Fund. Su primer libro, Loco Amor, vendió más de 175,000 copias su primer año. Francis y su familia residen en el sur de California.


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  • (4/5)
    You have to enter this book with an open mind and an open heart for us to really get the message Chan is trying to convey. What I got out of it was truth, the truth of Christianity and how it is presented in the Western world compared to others. I had to swallow that truth, reflect on my shortcomings with my relationship with God, and now I'm trying to figure out what my next move should be. I don't think a massive, drastic change is in the works for me at the moment, but I know that I'll be well on my way there by following God's light.
  • (4/5)
    I really enjoyed this entire book. However, the addition of chapter 11 was my favorite part!
  • (5/5)
    Starts slow. The second half of the book is the best!
  • (5/5)
    Strengthen my faith. Gave me a sense of wanting to study harder
  • (5/5)
    my fiancee and I listened to this on our car rides. A great, thought provoking book by Francis Chan. Would recommend!
  • (5/5)
    This book was so eye opening for me. Especially about being a lukewarm Christian. He was spot on! So much pertained to me personally. I purchased the book and the workbook that goes along with it and am going to start it in the next couple of days. So worth reading/listening to!
  • (5/5)
    Very convicting read! Honestly not what I was expecting and at first seemed a little to serious for me but I’m so glad I stuck with it. Let’s get radical!!!
  • (5/5)
    I love the perspective. The holy Spirit and has definitely used it to show me where I need to make some changes
  • (5/5)
    Amazing. Eye opening. Convicting yet encouraging. It’s time to truly, pick up the cross... and follow Him.
  • (5/5)
    A must read for EVERYONE on this planet! I make sure to read this or listen to this book once a year! Such a great reminder of a Great God (Jesus!) and all that He has done for us!
  • (5/5)
    This is a really great book. It encouraged further understanding of His Word and Truth.
  • (5/5)
    Every Christian should read this book. If you have had strife with the church or Christians in general and seen them as hypocritical, read this book.
  • (4/5)
    I loved the intense use of scripture and the simple easy to understand language.
  • (5/5)
    This book cannot be read once!!! It really shook my thinking and hopefully actions but hopefully my love for God! I’m forever changed
  • (5/5)
    Wonderful soul
    Stirring and life changing read. I was so impacted by this that people started asking me what I was doing that was different to normal. My purpose in the grand scheme of things just became a little clearer.
  • (4/5)
    Great book. It made me cry in parts. I loved it
  • (1/5)
    I was so excited for this book. And at first I loved it until it basically said if you don’t sell everything you own, give it to the poor and follow Jesus you’re not getting into heaven. I am now to the point in my Christianity where I am “in Love” with God. I give at least 10% to church and much more to those in need any and every time the Spirit leads even when it makes life uncomfortable. That is not how my walk with God started though. I love my husband more today than when we wed. I love God more today than when I accepted his salvation. Does that mean during my time as Christ’s bride I wouldn’t have gotten into heaven when I was still selfish. How about the fact that I still love shoes and have a healthy collection of them. Since I haven’t sold them or given them to the poor, does that means I’m not unqualified for heaven. According to Mr. Chan, yes. Shame on you Francis. This book saddens me and I fear will do way more harm than good for the kingdom of God!
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    This book stretched me...literally...and I am not the same

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  • (5/5)
    Must read, it is a major Life changing experience.
  • (5/5)
    awesome
  • (4/5)
    This one was another book that made waves in the Christian community a while back (I think when I was in college). Francis Chan also was a big deal and I think he wrote a few other books after this one.
  • (5/5)
    One of the best reads ever. This book will help tare the blinders off and set the stage for God to be seen truly as he is.
  • (5/5)

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    Most compelling Christian novel I've read in MY LIFE. Why? Because it's about God. Not the author. Nothing fluffy or fleshly about it. this man lives for Jesus and His Glory only.. which has sadly become a rarity in our Christian Authors and Speakers who tend to shift the focus onto flesh driven desires, watered down "faith" and self gratifying 'Ministries'.. This man is an artist, a fully devoted and humble disciple and an example of what it looks like to walk by faith.

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  • (5/5)

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    A powerful audiobook changed my life! Go go Jesus Go!

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  • (4/5)
    Several years ago, this was the "it" book to read in Evangelical Christian circles. It sold over 2 million copies and top bestseller lists, both Christian and Secular. It's still popular. And yet, given how little our society has changed, my guess is that most of the people who read it, like the rich young ruler, went away sad because they found the road too hard and the sacrifice too much. And as one of those reader myself, I can tell you - the idea of rejecting Chan's call to different Christian life is appealing. Who wants to give most of their wealth and time and resources away? Who wants to live without the illusion of control and security? Who wants to be at the mercy of the God who thought it was "good" the Jesus die on the cross? Because I don't. And yet, I do. Chan states, clearly, why living this way, this dangerous way, is what Christ meant when He called us to follow Him. Through passionate words and timely Scriptures, Chan unfolds his thoughts on what being a Christian is suppose to mean and to look like. He does so with the premise that God loves us with a "crazy love" - and intends for us to love Him back with the same. It's powerful and enticing and scary. While I am not quite at the place where I am ready to toss of the entrapments of my rich American life, Chan's book will stay with me long after I set it down. Worth reading, in every sense. Favorite Quotes:"Friends, we need to stop living selfish lives, forgetful of our God" pg. 51"In other words, God knew me before He made me" pg. 58"Lukewarm people rarely share their faith with their neighbors, coworkers, or friends. They do not want to be rejected nor do they want to make people uncomfortable by talkinh about private issues like religion" pg. 71"My conclusion? Jesus' call to commitment is clear. He wants all or nothing. The thought of a person calling himself a "Christian" without being a devoted follower fo Christ is absurd." pg. 85"The reality is that, whether we acknowledge our wealth or not, being rich is a serious disadvantage spiritually" pg. 90"Leftovers are not merely inadequate; from God's point of view (and lest we forget, His is the only one that matters), they're evil. Let's stop calling it "a busy schedule", or "bills" or "forgetfulness.". It's called evil." pg. 92"But the fact is that nothing should concern us more than our relationship with God; it's about eternity, and nothing compares with that. God is not someone who can be tacked on to our lives." pg. 96"I need God to help me love God" pg. 104 "But that is exactly what we do when we fail to give freely and joyfully. We are loaded down with too many good things, ore than we could ever need, while other are desperate for a small loaf. The good things we cling to are more than money; we hoard our resources, our gifts, our time, our families, our friends. As we begin to practice regular giving, we see how ludicrous it is to hold on to the abundance God has given us and merely repeat the words thank you." pg 120-121"But God doesn't call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn't come through." pg 124
  • (5/5)

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    Simple straight forward and Bible based presentation. Well worth the time to listen and be changed.

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  • (5/5)

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    First book of Francis Chan i have read. Loved it.

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  • (5/5)
    Francis is an amazing, challenging and loving author!! This book can change your life, if you let it! Amazingly written! The audio of Francis reading it to me and explaining as he goes was way better than me reading to myself! Awesome book!
  • (5/5)

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    Awesome book!! You can no longer make the excuse of being a lukewarm christian after reading this book. It isn't about living life and squeezing in time with God but instead putting Christ 1st and life 2nd...serving others, not ourselves...making real changes in obedience to God's word...seeing what it means to literally live out the words of Jesus as the norm instead of "radical." It has lit a fire under me and a desire to live out the word of God, not just read it and agree and go to church every week but nothing more. I'm not perfect & have a long way to go but I'm expecting change within myself and excited about the work that Christ has for me. This book requires that we examine ourselves as Christians and take steps to living as an obedient, loving, servant of Christ & standing out in this world. The author ends this book with the question/thought that at the end of our lives when we are face to face with our holy & righteous God and he asks each of us what we did with the time and gifts he gave us on earth...what will you say...how will you answer? (To help me seek out the right direction for myself, I also picked up the Crazy Love workbook which has some great thought provoking questions and suggestions for a Christ filled life, attitude and journey.)

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  • (3/5)
    What are you doing right now that requires faith?

    You will be very challenged to do good works.