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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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
First of all, “Crazy Love” is a terrible and misleading title for this book. It is not about love (until, maybe, chapter 10, but by that point it is too late; too much damage has already been done). It is certainly NOT about God’s love for us mortals.
When a friend asked me about the book, this was my initial response:
I was hoping for a good read, but all I’ve seen so far (a bit more than halfway through) is an angry God. It’s as if the title [Crazy ...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
I applaud him for walking the talk; downsizing his house, taking ...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
In my opinion, this book called crazy love falls shor ...more
My friend, Dave, mentioned in his review that Francis Chan seems to be one of the most genuine people out there. I'd have to agree. This book i ...more
1. I am really hard pressed to find any new material in this book. Recently there has been a wave of si ...more
These kinds of stories inhibit real emotion, I believe, and a story like what I just described a ...more
My Dear Friend,
I think you and I should make time to sit down in the parlor with two steaming cups of tea (or coffee) and a plate of your favorite scones, or cake, or cookies—or some of each—I’ll make whatever you want to eat as long as you’ll sit with me for a while and have a nice little chat about life. Life is a lovely thing, isn’t it? But it’s terrib ...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
Enter Francis Chan's much discussed Crazy Love. It has been t ...more
"Have you ever met someone who was utterly and desperately in love with Jesus? I have. My wife's grandma Clara.
I spoke recently at Grandma Clar ...more
Some of his statements are actually a little questionable... On page 104 Chan writes that "...you have to stop loving and pursuing Christ in order to sin." But people are going to sin all their lives, whether or not they are "pursuing" Christ. While it's true for some ...more