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AUTHOR: FRANCIS CHAN
Overwhelmed by a Relentless God …..
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 pray when we remember.
Whether you’ve verbalized it yet or not…we all know somethings 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 Chan describes it, you will never be the same. Because when you’re wildly in love with someone, it changes everything.
Francis reminds us in this book about , the lukewarm, serving God left-overs, obsession and challenges us to reconsider. He asks us if we are hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world.
“if life is a river, then pursuing Christ requires swimming upstream.” Page 95