Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Crazy Love

I've just finished reading Francis Chan's Crazy Love. It's a very accessible read but far from easy. The challenge is clear from the outset:

This book is written for those who want more Jesus. It is for those who are bored with what American Christianity has offers. It is for those who don't want to plateau, those who would rather die before their convictions do.

The book is written against the background of a simple question: Has the present-day church missed the point? We've become comfortable, complacent, even conventional about faith. But the Jesus of the New Testament calls us to radical, redefined living through which he wants to change the world.

As Francis Chan points out:

The world needs Christians who don't tolerate the complacency of their own lives.

Will you enjoy reading it? Well, that all depends on how you define enjoy. It should stir your heart and your mind to consider how seriously you take following Jesus Christ as a fully devoted disciple.

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