Crazy Love, Revised and Updated
- Product Review (submitted on June 2, 2010):
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan is an Oasis Audio book distributed by Christianaudio(http://christianaudio.com)
I have listened to this twice. It has been well worth the listening. The Church needs to hear this message, especially the American Church.
The author, himself, reads with a calm even voice. It is not the dynamic voice which I usually like to listen to (it took some getting used to). But, I will say it again; I have listened to this twice. It has been well worth the listening.
In the first part of the book the awesome glories of God are extolled. Chan then contrasts man with God. Yes we are the pinnacle of God’s creations but we are marred by sin. This is where the title of the book especially comes in. In light of our sin, how crazy is it that God would even be mindful of us. Then, on top of that, He sends His Son to die for our sins?
In light of this wonderful knowledge we are encouraged to follow God’s lead. By living what seems to be a radical life of crazy love. But what seems to be radical and crazy is actually biblical. Chan basically says that such a life is not only reasonable but the only rational choice in light of God’s overwhelming relentless love of us.
By the way, he is not just another writer telling others what to do; he and his church are living this Crazy Love life.
As a part of the christianaudio Reviewers Program it is my pleasure to highly recommend this book.