Francis Chan doesn’t mince his words in this convicting plea to lukewarm Christians. The first part of the book focuses on the mind blowing fact that God loves us. Often we become so familiar with the idea that we forget how truly awesome it is, and that His love should change our lives radically, which is what the second part of the book describes. This is from the back cover:
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.
I found this book to be both convicting and practical. It shook my comfortable complacency to pieces. His profile of the lukewarm hits close to home as it outlines practices Christians in the US fall prey to, and backs up everything Biblically. This book will challenge you to a deeper, authentic faith, a faith that will change you and those around you.
You can find this book in Scribbles Bookshelf, on the widget to the left. It’s available for a ridiculously good price right now! You’ll also find the DVD resources and study guide. These are great if you plan to use this book for a group study. You can also use the chapter videos on the book’s website: Crazy Love Book.