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Friday, February 10, 2012

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
by Francis Chan
Product Details
Paperback: 186 pages
Publisher: David Cook
Date Published: 2008

Point: If we are to claim the name of Christ, than we must live as dedicated followers of Christ. This includes not only loving God with our whole existence, but loving others over ourselves.
Path: Chan challenges the average American Christian to a life of dedicated discipleship. Using Scripture and taking it literally, the author demonstrates that lukewarm Christianity is no Christianity at all.
Sources: Life stories, Scripture, and A.W. Tozer.
Agreement: Living life to the fullest does not mean living for this life, but the next. Chan encouraged me to live a meaningful life by loving God over all. Chapters four and eight are the best chapters.
Disagreement: At times it seems as though Chan is more concerned with limiting suffering than sharing the Gospel. But his point stands that many people accept or reject the Gospel message based on their view of Christians. He makes the comment that the “cloud of witnesses” is composed of God and angels.
Personal App: Am I seeking to help others as though they were Christ himself? Not really.
Favorite Quote: Most are interested in God saving them from the punishment of sin, not being saved from sin. (paraphrase)
Stars: 3.5 out of 5
It would be worth another read and I would recommend it.

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Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. (Philippians 3:8)