I’m ashamed. It has taken me so long to write up a review of Crazy Love, by Francis Chan. I mean. Really. It’s a book that changed my life. Honestly. And I know several others that have been radically challenged by this book. I have read this book twice now. Once with my group of high school girls and once with our new church community group. Both times have been challenging and revealed areas of my life that need attention and change. I think what I like most about this book is that there are no smoke and mirrors. It’s up front. Deals with hard issues and doesn’t skate around the point it’s trying to make. It’s also very conversational so it’s easy to understand. I mean, I love CS Lewis and everything but sometimes I can only read a paragraph at a time. Then I have to spend an hour processing what I read! Francis Chan hits on a lot of major issues in the American Christian world but he does it with love and grace. It’s a good reminder of what God has called us to as followers of Christ. He urges us to live with a sense of urgency instead of mediocrity. To let go of our comfort and to release our fear of suffering. To give away everything we have to offer, health, homes, money, security, even our lives for the good of the gospel and those around us.
“This book,” he says, “is written for those who want more Jesus. It is for those who are bored with what American Christianity offers. It is for those who don’t want to plateau, who would rather die before their convictions do.” Even if you’re not a Christian, I feel like this could challenge your view on who Christians are/should be. A must read. 10/10