Resources, Spiritual Formation

Crazy Love

I had the privilege recently to spend a week with my family at the beach–fun and relaxing.  But I’m not much for simply laying in the sun.

So I spent time on the beaching doing what I enjoy–studying and learning.  I’ll follow up later with what I was studying (1 John).  But not wanting to have my nose buried in a book, I had a few books on my iPhone (best way to listen to a book and many sermons, because you can turn the speed up).

One book I want to recommend to you is Crazy Love by Francis Chan.  I had never heard of Francis Chan before the book was recommended on a blog I read.  And I still don’t know much about him.  But the book, Crazy Love, is a wonderfully encouraging, stimulating and challenging book.

I would summarize the main point the book makes, this way:
God is completely in love with us and we ought to be completely in love with him.
So what does it look like to really love God and love others with active faith or radical faith?  Is that how I love God and others?
Why don’t most Christians love God and others radically?  Why is there so much lukewarm religion rather than passionate consuming love relationship with God?

Take the time check out the videos on

Also, if you would like to listen to the book, you can download it for free for a few more days at code JUL2009.

If you do read it or listen to it–let me know what you think.  I’m sure I missed something watching my boys body surf.

Author: Steve

Steve Kilgore joined the staff of Calvary Church in Lancaster, PA in the fall of 2002 as the Pastor of Discipleship to facilitate the equipping ministries, which include Adult Bible Fellowship and other adult discipleship ministries, and work with the rest of the education ministries. He currently serves as the Executive Pastor of Ministries with a focus on providing ministries that facility individuals taking intentional Next Steps for growing and participating in the leadership and administrative aspect at Calvary. He has also taught part-time at Lancaster Bible College in the area of Spiritual Formation and New Testament. Prior to coming to Calvary he served in two churches as well as taught part-time at Philadelphia Biblical University. He was born in Dallas, Texas, but spent the first 13 years of his life in Guatemala where his parents were missionaries. It was there at the age of four and a half that Steve placed his faith in Christ as his Savior. Steve received a Bachelor’s degree in Bible from Philadelphia College of Bible and a Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Steve and his wife, Mary Anne, have their two boys, Andrew and Nathan (both in college), and live in East Lampeter Township. Steve lives and ministers by the personal motto, Know what you believe and why, live it, be able to defend it. His hobbies, other than playing with his family, include tinkering with computers, reading, drinking coffee with his wife, playing and watching basketball. Steve and Mary Anne are looking forward to exploring new hobbies as they transition to life as empty-nesters.

2 Comments on “Crazy Love

  1. It’s a good book – I picked it up at EFCA Nationals (youth conference) last year. Francis was one of the speakers – he’s something else!

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