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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.

Learn more about Crazy Love at www.crazylovebook.com.
 

Topics: Christianity, Disciples, Spirituality , Love, Devotion, Jesus, Redemption, Inspirational, and Provocative

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Francis Chan is the founding pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California, and is the founder of Eternity Bible College. Chan is also the author of Forgotten God and has written some children’s books. In Crazy Love, Chan verbalizes the truths of the bible of how Christians should be living their lives. This includes describing “lukewarm” Christians, proclaiming specific Christians that have truly lived their lives through Jesus Christ, and a profile of the “obsessed” with God. All of these insights lead to introspective questions of faith and life choices.Though some consider Crazy Love, by Francis Chan, inspiring, I found this book to be a 175-page very pushy sermon. As what is described as a “lukewarm” Christian, I responded to Chan’s writing as being preached to and being yelled at. Chan does a very good job of proving his points with well-known scriptures and some not-so-well-known scriptures. This, to me, emphasizes that he knows what he is talking about and can back himself up with evidence from the bible. It is not that I do not agree with Chan’s ideas, it is that the way he was telling his audience about how to be the “perfect” Christian that did not sit well with me. I would recommend this book to someone who is looking to be inspired to be a better Christian.more
I confess to reading this book expecting to hate it and to find serious theological problems within. I don't know or have anything against Francis Chan, but the fact that this book has been so popular in mainstream evangelicalism had me prepared for the worst.I could nitpick with some (small) parts of the book when it comes to his application of specific passages of Scripture. I also do think that Chan probably fails to recognize the non-radical nature of the daily calling of most Christians (home, family, work, etc.). But in this case, these are minor issues compared to the positives of the book. Even if you don't take some of the radical action he suggests, an honest reading of the book should convict you about your (*my*) unwillingness to make even the smallest of daily sacrifices for the sake of others. God's kingdom is being advanced - he'll (God) see to that. But Christians are called to live in light of that advancement. Chan attempts to show, in ways that challenge our comfort, what a Christian response to God's "crazy love" might look like.more
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Francis Chan is the founding pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California, and is the founder of Eternity Bible College. Chan is also the author of Forgotten God and has written some children’s books. In Crazy Love, Chan verbalizes the truths of the bible of how Christians should be living their lives. This includes describing “lukewarm” Christians, proclaiming specific Christians that have truly lived their lives through Jesus Christ, and a profile of the “obsessed” with God. All of these insights lead to introspective questions of faith and life choices.Though some consider Crazy Love, by Francis Chan, inspiring, I found this book to be a 175-page very pushy sermon. As what is described as a “lukewarm” Christian, I responded to Chan’s writing as being preached to and being yelled at. Chan does a very good job of proving his points with well-known scriptures and some not-so-well-known scriptures. This, to me, emphasizes that he knows what he is talking about and can back himself up with evidence from the bible. It is not that I do not agree with Chan’s ideas, it is that the way he was telling his audience about how to be the “perfect” Christian that did not sit well with me. I would recommend this book to someone who is looking to be inspired to be a better Christian.more
I confess to reading this book expecting to hate it and to find serious theological problems within. I don't know or have anything against Francis Chan, but the fact that this book has been so popular in mainstream evangelicalism had me prepared for the worst.I could nitpick with some (small) parts of the book when it comes to his application of specific passages of Scripture. I also do think that Chan probably fails to recognize the non-radical nature of the daily calling of most Christians (home, family, work, etc.). But in this case, these are minor issues compared to the positives of the book. Even if you don't take some of the radical action he suggests, an honest reading of the book should convict you about your (*my*) unwillingness to make even the smallest of daily sacrifices for the sake of others. God's kingdom is being advanced - he'll (God) see to that. But Christians are called to live in light of that advancement. Chan attempts to show, in ways that challenge our comfort, what a Christian response to God's "crazy love" might look like.more
This is an excellent but uncomfortable book: it will really challenge your Christian faith as Chan is not shy about making it clear that the Christian life as described in the bible is not just agreeing with Jesus but actually living in obedience to his commands. He does not advocate works-righteousness, rather he reminds us of Jesus' observation that those who love him will do as he commands.more
I had mixed feelings about this book. While I recognise the need for much of the church to be woken up and understand that God wants our all not just our leftovers, this was maybe a little bit of too much guilt not enough focus on God. He describes what lukewarm Christians look like but the problem is we all look like that a lot of the time, the fact is we all fall short a lot of the time. I realise that we need to be challenged not to accept it but the answer isn't more effort but more focus on God and His grace.more
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