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Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God [Kindle Edition]

Francis Chan , Chris Tomlin
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Book Description

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's wrong.

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? God is calling you to a passionate love relationships with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn't working harder at a list of do's and don'ts—it's falling in love with God. And once you encounter His love, as Francis describes it, you will never be the same. Because when you're wildly in love with someone, it changes everything.



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From Publishers Weekly

Chan, senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, Calif., offers a radical call for evangelicals to consider and emulate in this debut guide to living crazy for God. Chan's own life compels him to live with urgency, and with good reason. His mother died giving birth to him, his stepmother died when he was nine, and his dad when he was 12. As a pastor, Chan says that conducting weekly funerals for people younger than himself has likewise sobered him to life's unexpectedness and frailty. Chan writes with infectious exuberance, challenging Christians to take the Bible seriously. He describes at length the sorry state of lukewarm Christians who strive for a life characterized by control, safety and an absence of suffering. In stark contrast, the book offers real-life accounts of believers who have given all—time, money, health, even their lives—in obedience to Christ's call.Chan also recounts his own attempts to live crazy by significantly downsizing his home and giving away his resources to the poor.Earnest Christians will find valuable take-home lessons from Chan's excellent book. (May)
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About the Author

Francis Chan is pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California. He is also the founder of Eternity Bible College and sits on the board of directors of Children’s Hunger Fund and World Impact. Francis spends much of his time speaking to students around the country, committed to teaching directly from the Bible. His passion is to see the church display a much deeper love for Jesus. Francis lives in California with his wife, Lisa, and their four children.

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  • File Size: 845 KB
  • Print Length: 205 pages
  • Publisher: David C. Cook; 1st edition edition (January 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005MTBJ9A
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,791 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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553 of 585 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Paradigm-Shaking Book April 28, 2008
Format:Paperback
There are many voices critiquing the North American church today. The voices come from both within and without; from those who love the church and those who hate it. We all know that there is something wrong. But what? In many cases the prescription is the same while the cure varies widely. In his new book Crazy Love, first-time author Francis Chan, pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California, regular speaker at Passion conferences and other events, and the guy who recorded that "Just Stop and Think" evangelistic video where he walks for miles holding a surfboard, takes his opportunity to challenge the church. "This book," he says, "is written for those who want more Jesus. It is for those who are bored with what American Christianity offers. It is for those who don't want to plateau, who would rather die before their convictions do." It is a book that is meant to change the way Christians live their lives.

There are two ways of critiquing the church. We can critique out of love or out of disgust. Chan is committed to critiquing the church as an act of love. In a recent interview, when asked about the emergent church, he said this: "As a pastor I hear a lot of emergent leaders talk about what is wrong with the church. It comes across as someone who doesn't love the church. I'm a pastor first and foremost, and I'm trying to offer a solution or a model of what church should look like. I'm going back to scripture and seeing what the church was in its simplest form and trying to recreate that in my own church. I'm not coming up with anything new. I'm calling people to go back to the way it was. I'm not bashing the church. I'm loving it." And his love for the church is obvious throughout this book.

The format of Crazy Love is straightforward and effective.
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302 of 320 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars READ THIS BOOK! June 30, 2008
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
If you can read just one book this year, let Crazy Love be the one book.

It's that good. It's beautiful, hard-hitting, easy to read, convicting, life-transforming.

Remember a time when you had fallen in love? How everything in your life seemed to change? You did some crazy stuff. THAT'S exactly how our lives should change, if we truly fall in love with God.

Here is a summary of each chapter of the book, to give you a preview. I'll say it again, READ THIS BOOK!

Preface
This book is to convince you that by surrendering yourself totally to God's purposes, He will bring you the most pleasure in this life and the next.

Chapter One
Our problem isn't working harder, but realizing who God is, how "crazy" his love for us is, and falling in love with God. Because when you're wildly in love with someone, it changes everything in your life.

Chapter Two
On the average day, we live caught up in ourselves. It's crazy that we think today is just a normal day to do whatever we want with. Do you live with the fact that perhaps today you will die? Life is all about God and not about us at all.

Chapter Three
The greatest good on this earth is God. Period. God's one goal for us is Himself. Do you believe that God is the greatest thing you can experience in the whole world?

Chapter Four
Remember the parable of the soils. DO NOT ASSUME YOU ARE GOOD SOIL. Most American churchgoers have thorns that choke any seed that is in them. A relationship with God simply cannot grow when money, sins, activities, favorite sports teams, addictions, or commitments are piled on top of it.

Chapter Five
Jesus clearly states over and over he wants all or nothing.
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833 of 937 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dangerously close to works-based salvation June 7, 2009
Format:Paperback
I think the message of Crazy Love is GREAT. Christians need a wakeup call, jump start, etc. I have no doubts this book was inspired divinely. I just don't feel that the way it was presented is as divinely inspired.

Chan spends the first eighty pages right on target with his message: Christians need to live as Christ called us. We should live sacrificially, we should live completely and totally sold out to Him. But Chan's method is sometimes very disturbing. He makes the assertion that if one believes in Christ, but doesn't follow His commands, then that person isn't going to Heaven. Pages 83-84 he states:

As I see it, a lukewarm Christian is an oxymoron; there is no such thing. To put it plainly, church goers who are "lukewarm" are not christians. We will not see them in Heaven.

He defines "lukewarm" as someone who does not follow Christ's commands. We're all guilty of that. So I can lose my salvation? So am I even really saved in the first place? Does one sin after accepting Christ negate my accepting of Christ?

We all sin, even as Christians. By sinning, we are disobeying God's commandments. Because we all still sin, we are all a little "lukewarm." Some are "hotter" than others who are "colder." This I understand. But Chan fails to mention what "temperature" at which we all get to spend eternity with Christ in fellowship. He says that lukewarm Christians will not go to heaven. Mr. Chan, I don't believe it's a gray scale, it's whether you accept Christ as your savior or not. If you do believe he loved you enough to die in place of you to save you from original sin, then you go to Heaven to be with Him forever. If not, you don't.

If Chan's implications are true, then WHO exactly HAS salvation? Romans 3:23 says that we all sin.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not for Me After All
I love the premise of this book. I love how awe inspired the author is. I appreciate that the author has a large audience and is widely respected. Read more
Published 3 hours ago by notes of jubilee
3.0 out of 5 stars Chan encourages us to be better Christians. However
Chan encourages us to be better Christians. However, he does drift into requiring works in order to be truly saved. He wrote that there are no "lukewarm" Christians. Read more
Published 21 hours ago by Patrick Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Amazing book!
Published 2 days ago by Stacy Monk
5.0 out of 5 stars I Loved this book!
This book made me laugh & cry. It made me look at myself and what my relationship is with God and where I want it to be. It made me realize how much of a lukewarm Christian I am. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Cindy Rivera
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing and spirit lead.
Amazing!
Published 5 days ago by India Dreaming
5.0 out of 5 stars Crazy for "Crazy Love."
Very approachable style, very convicting and reasonable. I enjoyed the read. :o)
Published 8 days ago by Dean Neel
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A great book, religious. Large print
Published 10 days ago by Try2BFair
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good
Published 10 days ago by Whitney Orji
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book. challenging and thought ( and hopefully action)...
Well crafted thesis. Plain, honest look at scripture and what God requires and expects of us with a humble and genuine call to action. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Jessica
5.0 out of 5 stars of course it's Crazy awesome!
it's Francis Chan...of course it's Crazy awesome!
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