Sunday, January 24, 2010

Crazy Love

Anyone read it? I have read the intro and preface and am hesitant to proceed.

I am fairly confident that this book Francis Chan, is going to tell me that I fit the lukewarm [christian] profile (as I have skimmed the Table of Contents). That isn't anything I want to hear... however it's probably something I need hear.

Being challenged is usually a good thing. I normally welcome it. However, what I have realized about myself is that I normally welcome said challenge if and only if I have a preconceived notion of the outcome, and that notion has to be a good one otherwise I "graciously" decline.

Does that make me a coward? Is that really NOT accepting a challenge at all? Am I alone when I say that the risk of disappointing myself can be too high, so I would rather not challenge myself at all?

Crazy Love says "This book is written for those who want more Jesus" Who doesn't want that?
It also says "This is for those who don't want to plateau," Well that's me too!

But it goes on to say, "Come with me on this journey. I don't promise it will be painless. Change, as we all know, is uncomfortable. It's up to you to respond to what you read. But you have the choice: to adjust how you live daily or stay the same."

"It's up to you to respond to what you read." THERE is my challenge.

What I would love to see is my comment box filled with everyone's response to the book. How did it affect you? Did it affect you at all? Did you begin to view your life differently and "adjust how you live daily?" or did that initial good intention walk out the door after a few days/weeks. Please give me some advice as this book, I would love to read it!


1 comment:

Holly said...

Wish I could give my thoughts on the book but I haven't read it. Sorry!