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Saturday, April 18, 2009
A few blogs that I read have recently mentioned the book, Crazy Love. It sounded interesting. I was intrigued.
I bought the book at Wal-Mart last night, and popped it into my purse as we headed out the door to a track meet today. I then proceeded to read the book aloud to my dear hubby (and Lindsey & Hosanna in the front bench) as we drove the 1.5 hours to the meet. Eight hours later, on the way home from the meet, I turned on the light so that I could continue reading. This book had our rapt attention.
When we were about to drive by Wal-Mart on our way home, Jim asked how much the book cost. Then, he turned into the parking lot and asked me to go in and buy 5 more copies so that he could give them away.
Yes ... it is THAT good. I don't think we have ever bought 5 books to give to anyone. Never. And, we've read a LOT of good books over the years.
Tomorrow, I will start over at the beginning ... to re-read and fully digest all that is written.
Tonight, I will share with you just a few words from the back of the book ... and hope that you are intrigued, as well.
GOD is LOVE.
Crazy Relentless, All-Powerful Love.
Have you ever wondered if we're missing it?
It's crazy, if you think about it.
The God of the universe -
the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles,
galaxies and E-minor -loves us
with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love.
And what is our typical response?
We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss.
Whether you've verbalized it yet or not ...
we all know something's wrong.
Does something deep inside your heart
long to break free from the status quo?
Are you hungry for an authentic faith
that addresses the problems of our world
with tangible, even radical, solutions?
God is calling you to a passionate
love relationship with Himself.
Because the answer to religious complacency
isn't working harder at a list of do's and don'ts -
it's falling in love with God.
And once you encounter His love ...
you will never be the same.
Because when you're wildly in love
with someone, it changes everything.