I like the way Craig Groeschel takes everyday situations and gives a better way to solve the problem. We all need to be more loving to each other and Craig gives some ideas how to do that. I enjoyed the book even while it was telling me to shape up.
As a new Christian, sanctification has proved to be a challenge. WEIRD is presented in a way that someone who does not have a clear grasp on Scripture yet can clearly comprehend. The only section of the book I would change is the portion on "sex". It focuses more on immorality than purity, which is something I have recently been struggling with. Overall, and amazing book!
I love this book and I would defintley recommend it to anyone at least high school age or above..(I am 17) ..because there are some parts that talk about money problems and sexual things(sexual things in a good way, not a bad way I promise) that younger people don't need to be informed about just quite yet. I read this book every night before I go to bed and from each section of the book I learn at least one thing. This book also has great quotes and sayings that I love putting as my Facebook status and people always "like" them haha. Buy this book...you won't be dissapointed!
This is the book I have been craving! If you want loving honesty about our roles as followers of Jesus Christ, this is the Biblically based source you're looking for. I commend Pastor Craig Groeschel on sharing the principles from his own personal experiences first rather than placing himself in a higher-than-you, teacher position. I highly recommend this book and cannot help, but be changed by his reiteration of the scriptures and what they mean for the way I live my life... Weird: Because Normal Isn't Working!
While I am a fan of Craig Groeschel's writing and his last book "The Christian Atheist," I found his newest book "Weird Because Normal Isn't Working" to be a disappointment. The intent behind the book "Weird" is to compare and contrast what is normal in society to a Christian standard Groeschel defines as "weird." He encourages going beyond normal society measures for time management, money spending and giving, sex and relationships, and core values. Being a modern Christian means you fall into a category of weirdness, according to Groeschel. Somehow, I don't imagine these are words Jesus would use to describe God's children. I was disappointed in the direction of the book, the constant references to sex, and the overindulgence of cliches. Many of the examples presented in the book were mentioned in previous books written by Groeschel. In the writing, I detected much pride about turning away from drinking and sex, and little thanks for God's forgiveness and redemption. Forgive me for judging, I received an advanced copy of this book from Zondervan in exchange for my honest review.