Book Reviews, Christian Living

Book Review – Crazy Love

I read Crazy Love by Francis Chan several months ago and loved it! Well loved it might not be the correct term because it pained me in a lot of areas that needed it. Some of my favorite quotes were:

* “I believe He (God) wants us to love others so much that we go to extremes to help them.”
* “Lukewarm people attend church fairly regularly. It is what is expected of them, what they believe ‘good Christians’ do, so they go.”
* “…you have to stop loving and pursuing Christ in order to sin.”
* “Leftovers are not merely inadequate; from God’s point of view (and lest we forget, His is the only one who matters), they’re evil. Let’s stop calling it a ‘busy schedule’ or ‘bills’ or forgetfulness.’ It’s called evil. (see Malachi 1:8)”
* “God’s definition of what matters is pretty straightforward. He measures our lives by how we love.”
* “It is when we stop actively loving Him that we find ourselves restless and gravitating toward other means of fulfillment.”
* “His perfect holiness, by definition, assures us that our words cannot contain Him. Isn’t it a comfort to worship a God we cannot exaggerate?”
* “Jesus’ call to commitment is clear: He wants all or nothing. The thought of a person calling himself a ‘Christian’ without being a devoted follower of Christ is absurd.”
* “Our greatest fear as individuals and as a church should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that really don’t matter.”
* “If a guy were dating my daughter but didn’t want to spend the gas money to come pick her up or refused to buy her dinner because it costs too much, I would question whether he were really in love with her. In the same way, I question whether many American churchgoers are really in love with God because they are so hesitant to do anything for Him.”

I could go on for awhile. Needless to say, I think the book is a good read!

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