Buy Used
$24.50
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by shopbookaholic
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: General Used Condiiton. Minor Defects may Exist. Minimal Shelf wear. Text may contain minor marking or highlighting, Binding Tight. Previous owners name or bookplate may be present. Customer Service isn't just a motto for us, its a way of life.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Crazy John Paperback – 2010


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$24.90 $24.50

Spring Books
The Big Books of Spring
See our editors' picks for the books you'll want to read this season, from blockbusters and biographies to new fiction and children's books.
Available from these sellers.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Agathos Logos (2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9609846270
  • ISBN-13: 978-9609846271
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,102,439 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 8 customer reviews
Also, it is a fun book you can read in a couple days.
Dan E. Nicholas
So saintly was Crazy John, that he was blessed with the gift foresight, allowing him to read the thoughts of people.
Pierian
Very simple in its prose, but at the same time quite profound in its meaning.
Kindle Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Dan E. Nicholas on December 12, 2010
Format: Paperback
Stateside many of us grew up thinking a bit odd about how one makes a splash for God. Maybe only a nicely dressed pastor or maybe an educated clergy type could do the job; or a rich, powerful person with his own TV station or radio backing or a Nashville contract maybe could make a meaningful international happening for God. Not so says a new book on a poor, odd fellow written up since his death. They called him: Crazy John.

Yes, how about impacting your entire town for the Kingdom of God on a meager salary working as a part-time baker's helper? This strange Greek fellow lived in a small neighborhood outside of Athens; and wasn't even well behaved as a Christian fellow much of the time. He made a big difference however. Yes, he acted way odd a lot of the time, was numbered among the fools. The rough kids in town would beat him up often and he didn't even have the sense to complain; just prayed for them. He prayed so much on occasion he would get forgetful and go unnoticed. Distracted by prayer he went unnoticed and got locked inside the church for the night; and was taken for a robber come morning. He kept praying anyway.

Incredible story here how the town gathered for his memorial after his death, a story told masterfully and simply in this book. The whole book and that entire funeral tale made me think of the closing scene of Frank Capra's movie Its A Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart. Only this particular life happened for real.

This collection of stories on a single life is well told, how one quirky fellow who loved God simply went to work each day and prayed for the people in his village and did kind deeds. Gone a short time now, tales of this Orthodox believer are being told and retold world wide.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Xenia on February 24, 2011
Format: Paperback
I have just finished this book, given to me as a gift by a friend. I was unable to put it down, reading it in three hours yesterday and finishing it up in an hour today. As I read, I marveled at the paper quality and the cover style. All of it was very fine-grained, soft, clean, like the story in the book.

With Lent approaching and the annual "reset" for our souls at hand, I honestly recommend reading this book. The life and death of "Crazy John" describes the true life of a Christian, not just the saying but the doing. It's not difficult to see the commonality that his life has with all of the great saints of the Church and the possible application of his actions in our own lives, hopefully giving our lives that same commonality. As we read, may what little each of us has become more, lest what little we have be taken from us. Glory to God.

(Thank you for the tip on where it might be purchased, Mr. Nicholas.)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on July 16, 2012
Format: Paperback
*spoilers ahead* Imagine a person living in the modern world who does things most of us would consider weird: pushing envelopes full of money through the doors of neighbors and strangers, cleaning drainpipes in search of two coins, buying chocolates for naughty boys who shoplift? You'll find all that and more in the book Crazy John. This book is truly a joyful read. Very simple in its prose, but at the same time quite profound in its meaning. A messages as to how we should all be living our lives for God, whether or not it looks "foolish" in the eyes of the world.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pierian on November 25, 2012
Format: Paperback
This is a heartwarming story of John, a fool for Christ, who lived in urban Athens. Living the gospel, he helped the sinners and underprivileged of his neighborhood, arriving uninvited, giving surprising gifts, and appearing to act cuckoo in order to prove a point to so called 'normal' modern people obsessed with materialism and breaking God's commandments. So saintly was Crazy John, that he was blessed with the gift foresight, allowing him to read the thoughts of people.

If only all neighborhoods in all cities had their very own Crazy John, the world would be a much better place. At least we have this book, which would make a great gift, particularly to folks who think or say they're Christian but don't live it. May Crazy John show them the way.

My one regret with this book, is that it lacks specific details of the identity of Crazy John and precisely where he is from. He seems to be a modern saint, therefore it would be wonderful for pilgrims to visit his neighborhood and the churches where he worshipped. If anyone has these details, please message me.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?