Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
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...more
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I applaud him for walking the talk; downsizing his house, taking...more
Chan is dismissive of life, even it's highest joys and lowest sorrows, because the story is about God, not people. So that's all that matters. In addition, a person's life boils down to how many people they've "saved" (which seems to mean "have gotten to say a prayer"). Not sure where this leaves, say, Mother Teresa, who focused more on taking care of people than convincing them to say praye...more
Rev. Chan is a winsomely engaging speaker with a good message. His co-author, Danae Yankoski, and editors do their best to capture that strength by linking Craz...more
So I find myself wondering how there can be so many wealthy Christians in the world; doesn't hoarding and having so much when others have so little go against Christ's teachings?
I'm glad to know now - after Chan's call to live "to the median...more
Overall it seemed to me that this book tried to guilt me into a sold-out walk wi...more
In my opinion, this book called crazy love falls shor...more
A lot of time was spent on discussing lukewarm Christianity, which again is an important topic to discuss, but I'm not sure if this b...more
I finally borrowed a copy from our meetinghouse library. I'm looking for books in it that I recommend to others. This won't be one I'll pass along.
Chan doesn't saying anything I outright disagree...more
An online video accompanies each chapter of Crazy Love. In each video, Chan gives a brief talk expanding on the concepts in the book. It's a nice personal touc...more
I have some criticisms though. I think he could have spent more time on who God is and what he has done in order to ground our response to God. He spent most of the time focusing on our response to God and that left the book slightly lop-sided.
The chapter on lukewarm Christians was an important warning shot to people who live careless lives without t...more
For me, all through high school, theology was my god. God's love, God's grace, and God's compassion didn't register for me. I "saved myself" by knowing how to refute consubstantiation and by knowing what year the Council of Chalcedon was. I could argue with the abs...more
Francis Chan writes, "This book is written for those who want more Jesus. It is for those who are bored with what American Christianity offers. It is for th...more
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