I don’t do book clubs. I’ve never participated in one. I’m not a literature buff. I don’t wear smarticles (spectacles + smart) when I read. I don’t journal.
I do enjoy a good read. I particularly enjoy a book that makes an impact. One that I don’t tuck away on the bookshelf when I’m finished, but one that stays within reach, or that I lend to someone else, because I’m so touched by the words, that I can’t let them be forgotten.
1. I hadn’t heard of the book.
2. We are on a tight budget right now, and I didn’t want to spend the money on a personal item.
3. I’m in the middle of 3 reads at the moment, and I didn’t want to start yet another one, without finishing the others.
4. I didn’t think a book club was my cup of tea.
5. I don’t normally read books with “Crazy” in the title, because I already have all the crazy I can handle.
I stumbled upon the book during a date the other night at Barnes and Noble. The red cover jumped out at me from a distance, so I decided to add it to my pile, and took a seat beside my handsome date. Needless to say, the rest of my stack of magazines and books went untouched as I was sucked into the compelling words of the Introduction and Chapter 1.
While I await my own copy to arrive (I ordered it from www.half.com for $8.50), I read up to Chapter 2 on Google Books (completely free). I really would encourage you to join Angie, Jessica, myself, and hundreds of others as we tackle Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God together. They’ve set up a blog and a community for this specific purpose. You can find out where to purchase the book here or order your own copy here.
Everyone is invited, no matter where you are on your journey with Christ. I think it will grow us, challenge us, and strengthen our faith…and how fun would it be to do this TOGETHER?????
From what I’ve read so far (and so far I’ve LOVED it), this isn’t your typical pat you on the back sort of Christian book. Rather, it’s about the Creator of the Universe’s affection towards us, and how we should pursue our relationship with Him.
I don’t usually use YouTube this often on my blog.
This video will make you “Stop and Think” (about getting the book and joining in!)[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRi4VwcrYmA]
Leave me a comment to let me know you’re “IN” and I’ll see you over at Bloom!
PS A shout out to my sister, who is also a Brady Bunch Enthusiast, who is also reading…which I think is our first time to read a book together. Love you, sis!