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Number of Pages: 256
Publication Date: 2011
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 6.25 X 1.0 (inches)|
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New York Times bestselling author Craig Groeschel is the founding and senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv, a pacesetting multicampus church and creators of the popular and free YouVersion Bible App. He is the author of several books, including Fight, Altar Ego, Soul Detox, Weird, The Christian Atheist, and It. Craig, his wife, Amy, and their six children live in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Welcome to the weird world of Pastor Craig Groeschel! In Weird: Because Normal Isn't Working, Pastor Craig closely examines the societal norms and finds them sorely lacking in their ability to provide a fulfilling life. Because normal isnt working, he advocates adopting a weird lifestyle. This is not to say he is advocating a "tune in and drop out" mentality or modern-day hippie movement. He is advocating quite strenuously for a return to life that closely follows the design laid out by God for a successful and fulfilling life. He challenges his readers to reset their definition of weird and normal.
Groeschel divides his book into 5 sections, looking at topics of time, money, relationships, sex, and values. His pattern of discussion is helpful: first, consideration is given to what is considered normal by society for the given topic, and the resulting frustrations and deficits examined; secondly, biblical teaching is brought to bear on the topic so that the reader may gain an understanding of what God considers normal, though it may be seen to be weird by the world; finally, real and practical applications are made to guide the reader into this new weird pattern of living.
If one were to read Weird with a highlighter in hand, as I did soon, the highlighter is abandoned because too much is standing out. This is not a book to read once and shelve. It is a work to repeatedly visit and use as a periodic self-diagnosis tool. The changes proposed by Groeschel are large. Those looking for easy correctives will be disappointed. However, as Pastor Craig points out in his introduction, "If small changes wouldve made the difference, youd have made those changes a long time ago."
I commend Weird to you for personal edification and profit. Charles Eldred, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Snoopy5 Stars Out Of 5Love itFebruary 25, 2015SnoopyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Great book...I'm definitely going to recommend to friends and have my teenagers read it. Very easy to read and right to the point.
Carrie5 Stars Out Of 5WeirdOctober 3, 2014CarrieQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book challenged me to think differently. My priorities have been challenged.
LeahOklahomaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Good ReadNovember 4, 2013LeahOklahomaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book helps you prioritize your time according to God's will!
loves2readLebanon, OHAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great book!October 19, 2012loves2readLebanon, OHAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Really great book with a lot of practical wisdom!!
Cbdcustomer5 Stars Out Of 5Catchy Title Lives up to ExpectationsOctober 2, 2012CbdcustomerQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I purchased the audio book to research for potential small group curriculum. I found the book to be very practical in applying the concepts that are relevant in today's culture. I purchased the DVD study and participant's guides for a small group study. The DVD is very well done. The messages are powerful and impactful. The group was engaged with each session and fruit was taking seed during the study.
I would highly recommend the book for personal growth and encouragement along with the group study for small groups.