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Chan, senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, Calif., offers a radical call for evangelicals to consider and emulate in this debut guide to living crazy for God. Chan's own life compels him to live with urgency, and with good reason. His mother died giving birth to him, his stepmother died when he was nine, and his dad when he was 12. As a pastor, Chan says that conducting weekly funerals for people younger than himself has likewise sobered him to life's unexpectedness and frailty. Chan writes with infectious exuberance, challenging Christians to take the Bible seriously. He describes at length the sorry state of lukewarm Christians who strive for a life characterized by control, safety and an absence of suffering. In stark contrast, the book offers real-life accounts of believers who have given all—time, money, health, even their lives—in obedience to Christ's call.Chan also recounts his own attempts to live crazy by significantly downsizing his home and giving away his resources to the poor.Earnest Christians will find valuable take-home lessons from Chan's excellent book.(May)

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ISBN-10:  1434768511
ISBN-13:  978-1434768513
Author:  Francis Chan
Genre:  Religion & Spirituality
Publisher:  David C. Cook
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review by . September 17, 2010
   There are lots of books that provide steps for growth in the Christian faith. Even more books that expound on why there needs to be growth within a Christian walk. Francis Chan's book regurgitates knowledge and how-tos in this area if you are only looking for something brand spanking new and cutting edge.      However, if you are seeking and pondering and hungry for the next faith step and need a dose of inspiration in language that is light in Christianese and …
review by . May 02, 2010
Lately, I've heard or read several good quotes from "Crazy Love," so I asked a friend if I could borrow it. She said she'd heard a lot of people say it transformed their lives, but she questioned something the author said and was looking forward to hearing my opinion of the book. So I did a quick check on Amazon. After reading a certain one star review, I almost decided not to "waste my time" reading it since it sounded like it had some bad theology. But my friend wanted my opinion, so I read "Crazy …
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