Monday, April 19, 2010

the dedicated...

the dedicated

Looking foward to reading this book called, Crazy Love.

It looks wonderful.

(click on Crazy Love to see the website!)

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, as Francis describes it, you will never be the same.
Because when you're wildly in love with someone, it changes everything.
"With an urgency that seeks to awaken a sleeping church mired in the comfort of middle ground, Crazy Love gets to the heart of the matter and leaves you wanting more — more of the matchless Jesus who offers radical life for all."

— LOUIS GIGLIO, director of Passion conferences


Jennifer said...

I just bought this book about a week ago! I haven't started it yet - but I'm really excited to read it. You should also read "The Irresistible Revolution" by Shane Clairborne. Most amazing book I have ever read! Seriously challenging and eye opening at the same time. Really makes me think about where my faith is rooted and how I can live my life more like Jesus calls us to. Can't wait to hear what you think of Crazy Love! :)

Jennifer said...

Just started reading it yesterday - haven't had much of a chance to read yet, but what I have read, I'm LOVING! Would love to hear your thoughts...

Bella Rose said...

Jennifer, I just started reading this myself... I'll let you know what I think! Keep me posted as well!

Jennifer said...

Awesome! :) I am on chapter 4, and totally loving it! Our life group is actually thinking about doing this as our next study, and getting the videos that go with it. I just feel God is really calling me (and my husband too) to explore the ideas of putting aside religion and following Jesus.