Crazy Love, Revised and Updated
- Product Review (submitted on July 14, 2009):
I was unfamiliar with Francis Chan before diving into "Crazy Love" but I'm glad I've gotten familiar with him and his work.
In "Crazy Love," Chan challenges complacent Christianity, half-hearted attempts to follow Jesus. This puts Chan in the company of other Christian leaders like John Wesley who constantly sought to convert the converted into a deeper commitment to Christ. Wesley himself complained of the "almost Christians" in 18th c. England.
I'm incredibly sympathetic to Chan's point, though his message felt discouraging at times. His message is welcome and he certainly pointed the reader/listener in the right direction for change (i.e. God's crazy love), but I couldn't shake the discouragement the "average" Christian may feel. Perhaps this was conveyed in Chan's tone. Chan himself reads this audiobook, and while it's wonderful to hear the author himself read it, his pace is often slow and plodding.
Nevertheless, "Crazy Love" is worth a listen.