Francis Chan Kicked My Butt!

Nov 21, 2008

I don’t know if you have read “Crazy Love” by Francis Chan yet…but it’s AWESOME.  I have had the privilege of hearing Francis speak and the dude is ON FIRE.  Here are some quotes that stuck out to me…

  • “His perfect holiness, by definition, assures us that our words cannot contain Him.  Isn’t it a comfort to worship a God we cannot exaggerate?”  (DANG!!!)
  • “Could it be your arrogance that makes you think God owes you an explanation?”
  • “I quickly found that the American church is a difficult place to fit in if you want to live out New Testament Christianity.  The goals of American Christianity are often a nice marriage, children who don’t swear, and good church attendance.  Taking the words of Christ literally and seriously is rarely considered.”
  • “Jesus’ call to commitment is clear:  He wants all or nothing.  The thought of a person calling himself a “Christian” without being a devoted follower of Christ is absurd.”
  • “Our greatest fear as individuals and as a church should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”  (DANG!!!)
  • “But we need to realize that how we spend our time, what our money goes towards, and where we will invest our energy is equivalent to choosing God or rejecting Him.”
  • ” have to stop loving and pursuing Christ in order to sin.”
  • “Having faith often means doing what others see as crazy.  Something is wrong when our lives make sense to other believers.”
  • “We like finding refuge in what we already have rather than in what we hope God will provide.”
  • “If a guy were dating my daughter but didn’t want to spend the gas money to come and pick her up or refused to buy her dinner because it cost too much, I would question whether he were really in love with her.  In the same way, I question whether many American churchgoers are really in love with God because they are so hesitant to do anything for Him.”

I literally could go on and on…I would SERIOUSLY recommend this book…it’s AWESOME!

(By the way…Francis did not ask for a review on my blog!  I would probably say he has no idea I even exist.  I read the book…I liked it and then I blogged about it.  Don’t do a lot of book endorsements here…unless God uses them to ROCK my world!!!)