Book Review: Weird: because normal isn’t working

 

 

Weird: because normal isn’t working by Craig Grorschel is a book by the pastor of LifeChurch. tv, a huge and progressive church inAmerica. I really enjoy the way he communicates in his preaching and use of media and so looked forward to reading his book. I was not disappointed. In fact, it was better than I thought.

The concept of the book is that as Christians we should be ‘weird’ compared to the world. Here is a clip of him explaining:

In the book he covers the areas of:

  • Time
  • Money
  • Relationships
  • Sex
  • Values

He seems to have gleamed all the best teaching of the Bible and guys like Bill Hybels and John Maxwell and put them together in an accessible, page-turning, practical, challenging, funny and honest book.

Craig helps you look at the world and your faith in a different way – a way that will make you look weird (but not in a sandals and white socks way) but in a way that you love your family more, become more generous, have better sex, and invest your life for something greater than hobbies and selfishness.

Here are some great quotes:

‘God will often give you more than you can handle so you can learn to depend on him rather than on yourself. If you could handle everything yourself, you wouldn’t need God’

‘Knowing when and how to rest is knowing when and how to acknowledge your limitations and your dependence upon God.’

‘When you hear regular people in our culture say, “I don’t really have enough to give,” what they’re actually saying is that they don’t feel like they have enough extra, enough left over, that they  can give without adjusting their lifestyle.’

 

This book is accessible to all and is GREAT.

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