Chan has a website with videos to accompany the reading of his book. In fact, the book says to stop reading at parts until you’ve watched the video for that chapter.
The book is growing on me the more I read – I’m only in chapter 2 so far. Here’s a few thoughts so far.
From Chapter 1:
- Chan talks about everything that God has created, from the tiniest sub-microscopic whatever to the largest galaxy. I’ve been told to think about this many times. But I haven’t often thought about laughter. My newborn baby started laughing before walking, crawling, or eating solid food. It’s amazing. A giant smile comes to my face whenever I hear my kids laugh. It’s one of the best things in the world. And God created that – He’s brilliant!
From Chapter 2:
Worry implies that we don’t quite trust that God is big enough, powerful enough, or loving enough to take care of what’s happening in our lives.
Stress says that the things we are involved in are important enough to merit our impatience, our lack of grace toward others, or our tight grip of control.
Basically, these two behaviors communicate that it’s okay to sin and not trust God because the stuff in my life is somehow exceptional. Both worry and stress reek of arrogance.
Crazy Love by Francis Chan. Page 42