by Francis Chan
I heard Chan a few times on the web compliments of Youtube.com, and I liked what I heard. He was passionate, candid, and he made me think. This book shows those same traits. But honestly I was unprepared for how he challenged me. He hit me right between the eyes several items.
For example, he taught about the seed planted in soil that became choked with thorns. The seed grew, but it bore no fruit. I think that’s me. Yes, I am surrounded by thorns – worries and cares and distractions. And Chan opened my eyes to the fact that I do more than tolerate the thorns; I actually kind of like them. The sports, TV, yard care, and hobbies have become important to me. But are they more important than bearing fruit? And that was just one of the topics that hit home.
I had just started this book when I told a friend about the first couple chapters. She explained she had read already. “Hang on.” she warned. Now I understand. This book made me see myself in an unflattering light, and I’m glad for it. If you want a good kick in the spiritual pants, in a loving way, check out Crazy Love.
My notes on this book can be downloaded in MS Word format from the blue “FILES box” in the left side-bar of this blog.