Crazy love overwhelmed by a relentless god book review
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®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. 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?
Staff Book Review: Crazy Love, by Francis Chan
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God, Revised and Expanded
What if I said, "Stop praying"? What if I told you to stop talking at God for a while, but instead to take a long, hard look at Him before you speak another word? Solomon warned us not to rush into God's presence with words. That's what fools do. And often, that's what we do. We are a culture that relies on technology over community, a society in which spoken and written words are cheap, easy to come by, and excessive. Our culture says anything goes; fear of God is almost unheard of.
Do contemporary believers live the radically committed life Jesus calls his followers to live? In this revised and updated edition of his best-selling wake-up call, Chan challenges church members to take responsibility for their apathy, engage in honest self-examination, and totally surrender to God's purpose. Includes a new preface by Chan and a new chapter in which he shares about the last five years since Crazy Love 's first release. The God of the universe is crazy about you! His love is the most powerful thing in the world and He wants to give it to you, so you can live for Him. If you have made a commitment to follow Christ, then read Crazy Love to be reminded and challenged in your walk. Sharing from his own life struggles and sacrifices, author Francis Chan issues a call for selfless, Christ-like living.
In his book Crazy Love, Francis Chan uses scriptural references and real life stories to encourage his readers to move closer to God. Chan first impresses upon his reader how majestic and awesome God really is. He then describes the lukewarm Christian and uses scripture to explain the disdain that God feels for this type of person. He ends his book by sharing with the reader several examples of people who have followed Christ with reckless abandon. Chan's intention in the book is to encourage his readers to follow God's leading and become the Christian that God wants them to be. In the first chapter of his book, Chan starts his readers' journey of love by impressing upon them how awesome God really is.