Archive for April, 2010


Book Review: Crazy Love

April 21, 2010

If you are looking for a book to sink your teeth into, Crazy Love would definitely be one for you to consider picking up.

Francis takes his readers through an in-depth, sometimes uncomfortable, look at the relationship we have with God.  This is not another one of those Christian self-help books, rather, one that leaves the reader asking more questions about their relationship with Christ.

Personally, before reading the book, I felt pretty good about where I stood in my faith walk.  By chapter 4, my world had been shaken and I found myself convicted I was not “all in” as I thought I was.  What changed?

  • I realized I was serving my “leftovers” to God in my prayer life, relationship, and intimacy
  • My anxiety is really seen as arrogance and pride to God
  • The things I thought were “good things to do” for my faith had replaced the intimate relationship Christ wants from me.
  • A prayer as I drift off to sleep should not be the only time I speak with my Savior.  I should be in constant conversation with Him and include Him in every aspect of my life.

These are only a couple of the revelations I had while going through this book with my discipleship group.  In fact, I have reread this book twice now and each time, I have taken a deeper look at what my relationship with Christ requires.

If you should decide to read Crazy Love, I would only offer this advice, “Wear your helmet.”  Granted, there are chapters that will hurt your feelings, but all in all, I am more convicted now to seek intimacy with Christ and not just go through the motions.

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About the Writer:

Trent Cotton has spent a number of years in management and business consulting. After spending some time in the field, he joined the HR department, beginning in recruiting and eventually serving as the Department Head of HR for one of the major lines of business. With such a varied background, he works to bring all of these together to help churches and other Christian organizations incorporate some common business practices into their ministries to enable them to better serve the Kingdom. He currently works for SourcePointe, an HR Outsourcing Agency while continuing to own and operate Christian Management Consulting as a ministry. In his free time, he also writes a lot on Church Development as a Church Consultant.

As a husband and father of three, Trent Cotton has a passion surrounding the role Christian Men are to play in their families, communities, churches and businesses. This particular blog is dedicated to helping men take back the role that we have lost in society.