A new book out by Francis Chan called Crazy Love is on my list of books I'm dying to read. Here are a few quotes I took from Perry Noble's blog from the book that just pump me up!
“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.”
“…you 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.”
Wow! Now do you see why I'm dying to read it?