Thursday, February 21, 2013

Book Review

Crazy Love

 by Francis Chan

This book beautifully illustrates the relentless love that God has for us. 
This love is undeservedly lavished upon us and is beyond our comprehension. We are then called  and fueled to love God whole-heartedly with all that we are and to love others as ourselves (Matt 22:37-40).   

But what does this really look like?  

What does it truly mean to be a Christian

How well are we loving?

Francis Chan un-ashamedly examines himself and the church sharing reasons we as Christians have missed the mark. Too often church-goers are more concerned with themselves, church attendance, or even “good works” than their true faithfulness to God. We have traded a vibrant passionate love relationship with God for an exhausting and impossible list of do’s and don’ts. Rather, our deep love for God should compel us to love and serve others in His name even when it’s outside out comfort zone.

Chan shares some inspiring and powerful testimonies of men and women who have discovered how to live and walk in this “crazy” self-giving love. To the world one who sacrifices comforts, well-being, and safety may seem 

but to God it is 

faithfulness and love.
It is not scientific doubt, not atheism, not pantheism, not agnosticism, that in our day and in this land is likely to quench the light of the gospel. It is a proud, sensuous, selfish, luxurious, church-going, hollow-hearted prosperity. 
Frederic D. Huntington, Forum magazine, 1890

DO NOT read if you are presently complacent and comfortable!
DO read if you desire the flame of Christ deep within your soul to be fanned into action and spread to the very ends of the earth!