Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Crazy Love: Chapters 9 & 10

Today, I took the kids to a local church library that also has a bookstore. I decided to buy a copy of Forgotten God while I was there. It's the next book Francis Chan wrote after he published Crazy Love. I've been anxious to start it, so today I finished reading the last 2 chapters of Crazy Love. And so, this will be my final Crazy Love blog post.

Chapter 9 is titled "Who Really Lives that Way?". The title refers to the type of life Mr. Chan has described throughout the book --- one characterized by a recognition of the mighty, powerful, overwhelming, mind-blowing love of God; and one that in turn wants to let that flow out onto the world around them in what might be looked at as a "crazy" way. I lovedddd this chapter. It included story after story of people who've done something that, to them, didn't seem radical or crazy, it just made sense, but it created a huge ripple effect and touched so many people. I love personal testimonies & biographies of people like this! I could've read a hundred more pages of these sweet stories, but alas it was only 1 chapter long. Loved it! I was inspired by a few of the stories & have got some ideas cooking in my little head...ways I can live a little of the Crazy Love life we're all called to!

Chapter 10 is called "The Crux of the Matter". This chapter was basically just a summary of the book, with little new information, just a pointed reminder to some of the high points throughout.

So....what did I think about this book?

If I were to rate Crazy Love, I'd give it 9 out of 10 stars. And it only lacks that final star because, as powerful as it was, there were a few places in the book where it didn't pack quite as much punch as the rest of the book. Certainly, though, everyone is ministered to differently, so the parts that didn't kick my tail probably did kick someone else's.

I would definitely recommend the book to anyone who is ready to step out of their comfort zone & seek His face in a fresh new way. It surely kicks the booty of most American churchgoers. I can tell you with 100% certainty that there are Christians who will not want to read this book because they're just not ready for the impact it COULD HAVE on their lives.

Are you one of those Christians? Or are you ready to be challenged, inspired & impacted in a way that you can't walk away from without DOING SOMETHING?


Amber said...

You are going to love Forgotten God. I'm reading it now. :)

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

It's on my nightstand. Haven't started it yet because I have started 34 other books that I should try and finish first.

Have you read Radical? I've heard it is even better. Not allowing myself to order it - see above.