Chan challenges Christians in love

Love is crazy. Francis Chan, teaching Pastor at Cornerstone Church in Simi
Valley, Calif., demonstrates God’s love for His creation in a simple perspective: “the Creator loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love.”

Chan supports this by elaborating with evidence of God’s love.

Because of Chan’s research, experiences and his personal relationship with Christ, Crazy Love leaves readers wanting more. He challenges Christians to take the Bible seriously by backing up his statements with different parables and scripture to help readers capture the grace of a loving Savior.

Chan describes how followers can become ‘lukewarm Christians’ to fully living a life for Christ —by not giving, living materialistically or not sharing

By Andra Holbrooks

By Andra Holbrooks

faith — to name a few of the convictions.

Chan states how “a relationship with God simply cannot grow when money, sins, activities, favorite sports teams, addictions or commitments are piled up on top of it.”

He shows ways for Christians to understand how to truly live a life seeking the ultimate Creator. He emphasizes that “God knew us before he made us” to make sure readers comprehend the intimate relationship he wants with his sons and daughters. To put it simply, Chan gives readers the opportunity to get back to the basics.

He uses scripture and real-life accounts throughout the book to show God’s true grace and the “crazy love” He has for His children.

Chan’s strife for following a life of Christ is infectious. He allows Christians to see how stereotypical the worldly lifestyle can be, and shows and alternative by explaining how God wants the Christian lifestyle to be portrayed and lived out — “God wants to be glorified, because this whole thing is His,” he writes.

This spiritually refreshing book can put God in everyday things one wouldn’t expect to find him in. Chan’s passion for the Lord is evident throughout the entire book.

A page turner, easy read and the ultimate love story, Crazy Love will leave readers wanting more of Jesus. This beautiful book of truth, hardship and knowledge of an unfathomable love receives 5 out of 5 stars.

Author: Andra Holbrooks

Andra is a senior Mass Communication/Journalism major from Aledo, TX. She is the Features Page Editor for The Bells. Andra loves spending time with her family, roommates and friends. Although her time at UMHB will soon come to an end, she will always hold the Crusader family dearly in her heart. Her adventure of becoming Features Editor for The Bells began in 2008. Being a writer was not a profession she ever imagined pursuing, but she is thankful for the opportunity God has given her to do so. She enjoys page designing and writing feature stories. After graduation in May, she hopes to use her degree by working for a magazine or reporting for a news station.

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