Thanks, Brandy, for sharing your discovery!
I must admit I was a little nervous about reading Francis Chan’s Crazy Love Overwhelmed By a Relentless God. I had heard the hype and thought it might make me feel like a failure. As a new true Christian, I am fully aware of my failures. When I gave my life to Christ, I instantly began to question all the things I had been taught and told throughout my life about God and Christianity. When I really began to read my Bible, I saw that things did not add up. I began to deeply pray for wisdom and knowledge.
Francis Chan has put his finger on the problem in American Christianity. He even states in his book that when he began to realize something was wrong and ask questions, people told him he was “good enough” or “godly enough”. I have heard those same things as well. This book made me “test myself to see if I was in the faith”. Just like Paul says we should. Some of the content wasn’t easy to hear but I didn’t feel discouraged, I felt like there was hope. God calls us to a higher standard. He has given us so much.
If every person who has read this book, including myself, would take it to heart, we could make a great change in this world. It would be a better place. The way God intended for it to be. I don’t just want to go out and do something good, I want to make a life change.
I recommend this book to anyone who wants to grow closer to God and follow Christ.
Thanks Francis Chan, but to God be the glory forever!!
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God at Amazon [paperback, Kindle, and audio editions]
Francis Chan Freedom Quotes!
Francis Chan left his 1600 member church to reassess. “There’s a LACK OF PEACE in so many people … WE PRETEND.” “There is this NARROW ROAD … FEW will find it.” “Let’s go back to what THE TRUTH has always been…and has NEVER BEEN POPULAR.”
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