The book is called, Crazy Love by Francis Chan.
Earlier this year, this book was added to my list of books to eventually read!
Now, when you hear or in this case, read the title, Crazy Love what comes to mind?
A. a wild romance
B. dating relationship gone wrong
C. a parent's love for their child/children
It's neither of the above but almost close to option C.
It's about God's immense love for us, his children and how he wants us to love him with all our heart, soul & mind. ((matt 22:37-38))
Me & my bff C decided to read it together. She has it on audio I believe. We both have read through chapter 5 (as of last night). It's insane! I love that we are reading this together to help keep each other accountable (something I am not good at alone!) and to spiritually grow with God's help, his grace.
Some people, even Christians may call the ideals in this book, radical, but Chan writes that God wants, deserves and demands our best. Not drawing near to God out of guilt, but out of genuine love.
From the back of the book, I quote, "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 dont's-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."
I've taken some notes from the chapters I've read so far. There is so much to digest. There is so much more I could share. I'll probably pick back up on chapter six tomorrow night.
In one of the chapters, we are reminded from Luke 18:27, "what is impossible with man is possible with God." Amen, right!?
Gosh, I LOVE that! Through God, all things that seem hopeless in our life don't have to be that way. With God, there IS hope, possibilities and opportunities!
Have you heard of Crazy Love? Have you read it or are you reading it?
What do you think about it?
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