Do contemporary believers live the radically committed life Jesus calls his followers to live? In this revised and updated edition of his best-selling wake-up call, Chan challenges church members to take responsibility for their apathy, engage in honest self-examination, and totally surrender to God's purpose. Includes a new preface by Chan and a new chapter in which he shares about the last five years since Crazy Love's
Unabridged audio CD; approximately 4.75 hours; 4 CDs; narrated by the author.
God is love.
Crazy, relentless, all-powerful love.
Revised and updated edition of the best-seller, now with a new preface and a bonus chapter.
Have you ever wondered if we’re missing it?
It’s crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe — the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor — loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss.
Whether you’ve verbalized it yet or not… we all know something’s wrong.
Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn’t working harder at a list of do’s and don’ts — it’s falling in love with God. And once you encounter His love, as Francis describes it, you will never be the same.
Because when you’re wildly in love with someone, it changes everything.
Francis Chan is the best-selling author of Forgotten God and the host of the BASIC series. He has also written the children’s books Halfway Herbert, Ronnie Wilson’s Gift, and The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village. Francis is the founding pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California, and is the founder of Eternity Bible College. He also sits on the board of directors of Children’s Hunger Fund and World Impact. Francis lives in California with his wife, Lisa, and their four children.
How should one love God? For believers, this is an important question. Many Christians demonstrate their love through Sunday church outings. However, pastor Francis Chan feels there's something missing in such uniform displays of piety, most of which ring hollow to him. Here, Chan offers another way to revere God and looks into his own past to determine from where religious uncertainties originate. As a reader, Chan turns in serviceable performance. He sounds conversational and approachable, and his narration is clear. Yet, his reading is languid---and this undermines the power of his book. Unfortunately for listeners, Chan's reading fails to convey any of the book's zeal or its author's enthusiasm.