by Francis Chan
My short and sweet review:
This book is well-written and inspiring. Though at one point the author's crazy does show through a little, the ideologies are pretty clearly stated in the Bible, just pushed home a little harder here. I highly recommend to everyone who calls themselves Christian and anyone who aspires to be called a true follower of Christ. In my opinion, every Christian should read this book.
How I came upon this book:
My husband had a copy on our bookshelf from a class in church he attended once. He mentioned selling it, but I asked to read it before he did so.
A very short excerpt:
"I believe that much of the American church-going population, while not specifically swimming downstream, is slowly floating away from Christ. It isn't a conscious choice, but it is nonetheless happening because little in their lives propels them toward Christ." - from page 95.
Additional info and thoughts:
This novel is meant to challenge Christians to give more of themselves to Christ. The author points out verses and legitimate reasons why followers of Christ should give all the glory to God, and I personally found it uplifting and inspiring, for the most part.
I especially liked the idea of the chapter devoted to those who've devoted their lives to living like Christ.
This novel has no restricting content.