“Crazy Love” by Francis Chan
“Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God”
Francis Chan is a pastor and bestselling author. He is best known for his book “Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God.”
Book Description from Amazon:
“God is love. Crazy, relentless, all-powerful love.
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 somethings 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 – “Crazy Love” Book Introduction Video
In a recent article at ChristianPost.com, they shared a notable experience, Chan recounted that happened before he published his bestseller “Crazy Love.” :
“He and his wife always wanted to be people who could “live generously” and just write checks to people. One day, he prayed that God would raise up wealthy people in his church that didn’t care about their stuff. If that didn’t happen, then Chan asked God to make his family rich so they could give their wealth away.
Little did Chan know that God would answer his prayer through his book Crazy Love, which brought in over $2 million in sales last year. He said all of the money goes to a fund that enables him to live out his dream of writing out checks.
‘I had no idea. I didn’t even think of making money off it,’ shared Chan. ‘My life is ridiculous. God, the way you answer my prayers.’”
“Our God listens to us. Our God is a living God.
He’s not a block of wood you made up that’s
not going to answer you. My God listens to me.
He answers me.”
— Francis Chan
Chan was also quoted as saying at a recent pastor’s conference:
“His biggest failure in ministry is when during his busy periods he turns his prayer life into a to-do list for God rather than a relationship of abiding in Christ and a relationship of love.
‘My guess is many of you guys struggle, so focused on the work of God that you neglect the person of God. So much pressure, so much criticism. There are periods that we forget that in the pursuit of fruit, that if we just abide in Him then fruitfulness is a guarantee,’ reflected Chan.
Although many pastors believe that God is sovereign, that belief doesn’t flesh out in their lives most of the time, he said.”
“Are you about Him and do people see that in you?
That you are man or woman who can’t get enough of God?”
— Francis Chan
May you continue to pursue a passionate love relationship with God!
God bless you,
P.S. You can purchase “Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God” by Francis Chan at Amazon.
You are welcome Bradley – God bless you!
Hi Brenda, Wonderful site – thank you for all your positive emails and words of wisdom