Crazy Love

Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

by Francis Chan
reviewed by Mark and Kim Newhouse

If you don’t like having your toes stepped on, you might want to wear steel toed boots while reading this book. In Crazy Love, Francis Chan, pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley California, calls the 21st Century church out of its lazy slumber and exhorts her to make a difference for the kingdom.

He begins by reminding us how small we are compared to the vastness of the Universe. He asks us to stop and think about the God who created the Universe, who loves us so much that He sent His Son to die for us in order to restore our relationship with Him. Yet what is the response to this Crazy Love by so many in today’s Church?

Jesus calls it being lukewarm and warns that if we don’t change, He will vomit us out of His mouth.

After grabbing us with that graphic and arresting image, Chan makes several practical, yet radical, suggestions about how we can be effective ministers for Christ in our culture and communities, turning Christ’s Crazy Love for us into a Crazy Love for Him.

If you’ve been feeling like something is missing in your relationship with God, or need to be awakened out of a slumber, let this book shake you up. As Chris Tomlin says in the Foreword, “Crazy Love may just be the most challenging book outside of God’s Word that you will read this year.”

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November 24, 2008 | Christianity | book review

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