Crazy LoveWhilst enjoying the sunshine at Hever Castle today I finished Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan, and I loved it.

It reminded me of reading The Organic God last year in the way that it was easy to read, covered a broad view of faith, and challenged me go deeper.  His premise is that God loves us in an amazing, crazy way but what is our response.  So often we’re lazy, half-hearted but view ourselves as good.  Chan challenges us to go deeper and further.

A few quotes as a taster:

Do not assume you are good soil (p. 67)

We are on a never-ending downward escalator.  In order to grow we have to turn around and sprint up the escalator, putting up with perturbed looks from everyone else who is gradually moving downward. (p. 95)

How would my life change if I actually thought of each person I came into contact with as Christ? (p. 118)

What are you doing right now that requires faith? (p. 125)

Probably my favourite book of 2009 so far.

Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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