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

I love to study the Bible and I love to engage with others in learning. I had been privileged to do this on a regular basis through church ministry and through part-time teaching at a local Bible colleges. Helping individuals learn to feed themselves through their own study of God’s Word is joy-giving to me. Influencing groups to do life and church from a biblically grounded, theologically faithful perspective is my passion.


  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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