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 Chan describes it, you will never be the same. Because when you’re wildly in love with someone, it changes everything.
In the five years since its release—and with more than 2 million copies sold—the passionate voice and fresh insights in Crazy Love have revolutionized the way the church views God’s love and our relationship with him. In this new revised and updated edition New York Times best-selling author Chan adds new chapters that describe the next step for followers of Christ, addressing major questions such as: How can devoted disciples make new disciples? Also in this new edition, Chan shares what he’s doing in the next chapter of his life and ministry.
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“When I look at my relationship with God as a chore, a sacrifice, then I am getting the glory—not God. I keep saying, ‘Look what I have sacrificed for God.…’ or ‘Listen to what I do for God. It’s hard, exhausting really.…’” (Page 107)
“The word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.’ ’” (Page 60)
“Jesus’s call to commitment is clear: He wants all or nothing. The thought of a person calling himself a ‘Christian’ without being a devoted follower of Christ is absurd.” (Page 85)
“To put it plainly, churchgoers who are ‘lukewarm’ are not Christians. We will not see them in heaven.” (Page 84)
“Jesus Christ didn’t die only to save us from hell; He also died to save us from our bondage to sin.” (Page 103)
In Francis Chan’s unique style, and with an urgency that seeks to awaken a sleeping church mired in the comfort of middle ground, Crazy Love quickly gets to the heart of the matter and leaves you wanting more . . . more of the matchless Jesus who offers radical life for all right now.
—Louie Giglio, pastor, speaker, and founder, Passion Movement
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.
Francis Chan is a best-selling author and the host of the BASIC series. He has also written the children’s books Halfway Herbert, The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village, and Ronnie Wilson’s Gift. 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.