Crazy Love

Thirteen years ago I picked up the Bible and read through the Gospels (the books of the Bible) in one sitting. It transformed my life. I kept reading until I had read the Bible from cover to cover in a matter of a year. I thought I had things figured out. Some things I did have figured out, things that seem so difficult to me now. Other things I had no clue about...it didn't occur to me that I might have read the Bible in a way that skewed things toward my way of thinking. Emphasizing some parts and skimming over others. I assumed my perspective was the right one.

Eight years ago I read the book What's So Amazing About Grace by Philip Yancey. It transformed my perspective. I read the Bible and saw people entirely differently because of that book. It isn't the Bible, but it was the most important book after the Bible that I had read to date. It caused me to understand the Bible as a whole and the person of God in a way I had never expected. Most of all, I was taught to open my eyes to allow my perspective to continue to be changed.

Last month I read the book Crazy Love by Francis Chan. I am going to have to group this book with the two previous books. I am reading it again, and again, so I don't have a good idea of what God is doing with this book in my life, but I know that this is a changing point. It is very exciting and scary at the same time. I guess the point is that this is one of the 3 most important books I have read in my life. It is probably on the front shelf of every Christian book store in the country, and for a good reason, it is worth all 205 pages of reading time and the $10 to buy the book. But I warn you, your life might never be the same.