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Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God By Francis Chan Danae Yankoski Chris Tomlin Crazy Love Overwhelmed by a Relentless God Have you ever wondered if we re missing it 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 uncondition

  • Title: Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
  • Author: Francis Chan Danae Yankoski Chris Tomlin
  • ISBN: 9781434768513
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Paperback
  • Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God By Francis Chan Danae Yankoski Chris Tomlin Have you ever wondered if we re missing it 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 somethingHave you ever wondered if we re missing it 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 relationship 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 Learn about Crazy Love at crazylovebook
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    1. Gavin Breeden on said:

      Mark this one under the Good Premise, Terrible Execution category Chan seeks to combate the lukewarmness of the American Church by calling us to live a radical obsessed life for Jesus Lots of good ideas here The American Church certainly is lukewarm and quickly going the way of the increasingly churchless countries in Europe Chan argues that our call to live radically is rooted in God s crazy love for us, and that s certainly true I have no doubt that Francis Chan is a solid follower of Christ w [...]

    2. Kevin on said:

      This is one of those WOW books that cause you to read something and then quietly close the book, lay it on your lap and meditate on what you have just read So many times while reading this I had to stop and wrap my mind around what I just read Francis Chan has taken the very things that I need to focus on and concisely and passionately expressed them in this book in a way that I totally get How to live my life in a way that I am showing a God who loves me that I love Him back Francis writes in a [...]

    3. Kate Davis on said:

      I ve had a serious theological problem on literally every page of this so far Here are some highlights Chan is dismissive of life, even it s highest joys and lowest sorrows, because the story is about God, not people So that s all that matters In addition, a person s life boils down to how many people they ve saved which seems to mean have gotten to say a prayer Not sure where this leaves, say, Mother Teresa, who focused on taking care of people than convincing them to say prayers.Oh, and now C [...]

    4. Katie on said:

      Totally whooped my tail Probably THE most convicting spiritual book I ve ever read Challenges you out of any luke warm tendencies Challenges you especially in the realm of giving financially and sacrificially Really, really good prepare to be challenged out of your mind.

    5. Matt Rundio on said:

      My initial reaction to Francis Chan s Crazy LoveFirst of all, Crazy Love is a terrible and misleading title for this book It is not about love until, maybe, chapter 10, but by that point it is too late too much damage has already been done It is certainly NOT about God s love for us mortals.When a friend asked me about the book, this was my initial response I was hoping for a good read, but all I ve seen so far a bit than halfway through is an angry God It s as if the title Crazy Love means, Yo [...]

    6. Maureen on said:

      4.5 5 stars What an incredibly powerful and convicting read This book really challenged me a lot I m gonna have to change some things after reading it I really like Francis Chan s style of writing and how personable his narration seems.Really really great

    7. Bradley on said:

      Just flip through the ratings on this book It looks like that there are about two possible reactions for a devout Christian to this book It seems like about 60% 80% swear by this book, and the rest dismiss it on theological grounds For me, all through high school, theology was my god God s love, God s grace, and God s compassion didn t register for me I saved myself by knowing how to refute consubstantiation and by knowing what year the Council of Chalcedon was I could argue with the absolute be [...]

    8. Tim Yearneau on said:

      I have to be honest, I disliked this book I respect what Chan tries to accomplish and for the choices he has personally made, but I disagree with him wholesale on many levels The theme is very Catholic in nature I deserve nothing, I am not worthy, I must constantly suffer, accomplishing personal goals and dreams are only a manifestation of greed and selfishness Guilt, guilt, guilt Ok, fine, I admit it I am a former Catholic I applaud him for walking the talk downsizing his house, taking the same [...]

    9. Matt on said:

      This book is incredible One of my all time favorites Chan takes simple truths we have heard our whole lives, but actually challenges and dares us to change our lives.

    10. Tom on said:

      I ll admit up front that I went into this book with a bias I ve seen Chan give talks and read one of his other books Something has itched at me about him This book helps me understand why I have been bugged, but I don t think it s fair for me to speculate too much in public I ll just say that I understand now why he chose to leave his church, seemingly sell his family s possessions and follow the Spirit wherever I don t think he could have published this book with a straight face unless he event [...]

    11. Hansen Wendlandt on said:

      If you like the idea of a cool surfing Jesus, who sends most surfers to hell for not being deeply committed Christians, this is a book for you If you need your regular boost of weak theology, flat Bible interpretation, and smiling preachers talking about a distinctly depressing God, this is a book for you To be fair, Crazy Love does in fact add a touch of narrative creativity and useful morality to the basic, useless evangelical message that God loves everyone, but if you don t believe just righ [...]

    12. Amy on said:

      I m not a very good Christian these days heck, I m not even sure if I qualify as Christian, since I m not big on evangelism but I do believe that the way Christ lived is the way we should live loving, giving, sacrificing, and with minimal possessions So I find myself wondering how there can be so many wealthy Christians in the world doesn t hoarding and having so much when others have so little go against Christ s teachings I m glad to know now after Chan s call to live to the median and trust G [...]

    13. Mason Wren on said:

      This used to be a 5 star book for me I ve read it multiple times I started a devotional study around this book before the group material and videos were ever released It was extremely important and helpful for me during that time in my life But as I have grown in my faith and understanding of God, I have seen many flaws in its theology and perspective and I don t believe it accurately portrays the heart of God, the father of the prodigal In my opinion, this book called crazy love falls short of [...]

    14. Kamsin Kaneko on said:

      I guess this book is pretty challenging, but something about Chan s style or his theology or just his general intensity didn t quite sit right with me Maybe I used to think that God was calling me to give up everything and live only for him and give away everything to the poor, the way this book says But now I think that I don t need to be crazy to love God Maybe quiet, day to day acts of faithfulness, in a fairly ordinary kind of a life are just as important as the big, wow, you re so amazing a [...]

    15. Hope on said:

      Because reading this book was a rather personal experience, I want this review to be personal I d like for this to sound familiar and homey.My Dear Friend,I think you and I should make time to sit down in the parlor with two steaming cups of tea or coffee and a plate of your favorite scones, or cake, or cookies or some of each I ll make whatever you want to eat as long as you ll sit with me for a while and have a nice little chat about life Life is a lovely thing, isn t it But it s terribly shor [...]

    16. Ben De Bono on said:

      I honestly don t like being the person who winds up disparaging books that everyone else seems to adore I enjoy excellent work and do my best to avoid a cynical perspective that looks for reasons to be critical Nevertheless I seem to often find myself as one of the lone dissenting voices amid a cacophony of fawning praise And so it is with Crazy Love My friend, Dave, mentioned in his review that Francis Chan seems to be one of the most genuine people out there I d have to agree This book is writ [...]

    17. Nick on said:

      This book has a huge fan base in the evangelical world So many of my personal friends have gone gaga over this book that I feel a little guilty busting it down to two stars However, I have several reasons that I must do so Is it because I m a calloused Christian that isn t willing to be overwhelmed by a relentless God No It s that I m not overwhelmed by this booklet me count the ways.1 I am really hard pressed to find any new material in this book Recently there has been a wave of similar books [...]

    18. Adriane Devries on said:

      When asked if Crazy Love s author Francis Chan believes God calls us to live a radical, crazy life, Chan responded, It should be the only thing that makes sense, and in these pages he gives compelling evidence pointing to a church that is not living Biblically He compares modern American Christians to a boy asking a girl on a date, but not wanting to drive her to the restaurant or to pay for her meal Likewise, for many Christians the cost of truly obeying Christ is too high, calling into questio [...]

    19. Le Chuck on said:

      This book is like the literary equivalent of boot camp I don t need to read one Christian book that reminds me what a failure I am and how far I fall from the mark I just don t think God had this type of evangelism in mind, call me crazy No pun intended I also love how the author calls for us all to practically quit our jobs and follow God to the ends of the earth So Who would be around then to heal the sick Grow the food Police the streets Teach our children I don t need one pastor telling me [...]

    20. Chriskimpston on said:

      I struggled on whether or not to give this book 2 or 3 stars While I liked the book, certain ideas about Christianity bothered me The I investigated the things with which I disagreed, I realized that it wasn t as much the actual theological ideas as much as his wording Therefore, since Chan s book was an articulate communication of the love of God, I went with 3 The book is pretty good, save a few things that I personally took issue with These are just MY opinions, I m not saying that my opinio [...]

    21. Sarah on said:

      I m always skeptical when approaching a book like this Why Because I ve taken classes on rhetoric and argument, and these books tend to use a lot of emotional manipulation to support the argument presented in the book Emotional manipulation can take the form of a bizarre, crazy story that is meant to move youd, of course, it s a true story as well At church, it usually ends in an altar call These kinds of stories inhibit real emotion, I believe, and a story like what I just described appeared in [...]

    22. Simon on said:

      Like some here and on other websites, I m one of those who was done with this book by chapter 4 Having recently read The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning, this book couldn t stand in higher contrast Chan s tone seems faintly aggravated and impatient from the very beginning, but he makes his agenda abundantly clear once he s reached the section on Lukewarm Christians No argument can convince me that this isn t, for all intents and purposes, a works gospel, and I just don t have time for it No [...]

    23. Travis on said:

      I was quite surprised at some of the reviews here Personally, I approach books that deal with God looking to listen and learn from others experiences and take what I can incorporate myself from those things I feel I can improve on in other words, pretty much everything Some people seem to struggle with his views on loving God We are all different so, of course, it makes sense that everyone experiences their walk differently so I can understand the statements from both sides on how they relate an [...]

    24. Andrew Mcneill on said:

      It was a good book It s short, simple and easy to read It talked about God s love and how our response should be enthusiastic and selfless living.I have some criticisms though I think he could have spent time on who God is and what he has done in order to ground our response to God He spent most of the time focusing on our response to God and that left the book slightly lop sided.The chapter on lukewarm Christians was an important warning shot to people who live careless lives without thinking [...]

    25. Adam T Calvert on said:

      This book is one of the most confusing I ve ever read about the Christian life Chan offers a mixed view of saying the Christian life is lived out of love and not out of fear and guilt, but then mainly tries through fear and guilt to persuade his readers to live the Christian life Throughout the book Chan seems very confused and inconsistent in his approach to either stir up the idle Christian or convert the non Christian And you re never sure which of those actions he s trying to do Frankly, I m [...]

    26. Loretta on said:

      While the intent and premise of the book are good, the writing style just really didn t resonate with me Chan supposedly spends the first 3 chapters setting up WHY we are supposed to be so overwhelmed with love for God that we WANT to live the life he spends the rest of the book talking about It falls flat His picture of God in at least the first two chapters is not one that woos, it is the harsh love me or else God and somehow we are supposed to be ok with that because he s God He somewhat fixe [...]

    27. Marklessgirl on said:

      This book is challenging and interesting And I really think people should read it Some thing where like reminders because I already knew them but needed to hear them again This book talks about a lot of things and I am not going to go in to all of them but like the title is it s about crazy love And who does not want to love and be loved like that There are so many things each individual person can get from the book and you may get different things from where you are and in where you are in you [...]

    28. Mark Lee on said:

      I am one of those people who does not respond well to phrases like You ve GOT to read this book or You HAVE to see this movie I have to Really What are you going to do if I don t These kinds of comments, while well intentioned, bring out the rebel in me For example, I still haven t read The Shack Sorry I m sure it s awesome But it crossed the line from piquing my interest to mildly annoying me with every passing mention Enter Francis Chan s much discussed Crazy Love It has been talked about late [...]

    29. Lydia Howe on said:

      I ve heard of this book for a long time, and so, therefore, I was excited to read it My college and career group at church is reading this book and going through it together This book contains so much great information and is written in a clear, concise way The book was challenging, well thought out, and real I highly recommend it.

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