Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Recent Readings

I'm usually reading more than one book at a time. Well, more than one if it's non-fiction. I just read a fiction book I took from my mom's house and really enjoyed it (by Nicolas Sparks). But, when it comes to books that challenge me and help me grow, I usually have a few going at once.
The ladies in our LIFE group began reading Francis Chan's Crazy Love back in February and we just finished the last discussion last night. I'm a little behind and haven't read the last few chapters yet. So, I'm going to go back through it here on the blog and write about each section we read and what the Lord has been speaking to me.

If you've never read Crazy Love, I encourage you to get a copy and read along. It's a fantastic book full of challenges to believers. The GFA staff had the privilege to host Francis Chan one Wednesday afternoon after he toured our office and met with Brother K.P. He shared with our staff for about an hour. His message was right on point for what I need to hear from the Lord. My friend Beth shared a little about what he said in this blog post. She wrote it better than I can, so just go read her entry to understand it. (And, she pretty much got the exact same points I got, so that was neat!) The timing was perfect since he came to visit just as my LIFE ladies were starting to read Crazy Love.
This book, in combination with a few other things which I'll write more about later, have really been challenging me for the last few months.

What have you been reading lately? Will you read Crazy Love along with me? I'd love to have some good dialogue as I go through it.

2 comments:

  1. It is definitely a book worth rereading. I have read chapters of it and then gone back and reread them. So far, the profile of the lukewarm spoke to me the most. It was like a profile of me! That's so awesome you got to hear him at GFA! I heard him speak at Spirit West Coast and it was great!

    Paul Cunningham said Chan has a Youtube sermon on Profile of the Lukewarm and it's awesome. I want to check it out!

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  2. I'd love to go through it with you Megan. :)
    And for Lara you can hear Francis Chan's "Lukwarm and Lovin' It" sermon online at www.cornerstonesimi.com When the page comes up look to the bottom right and click on "Get a Sermon". Then scroll to October 1, 2006 and click on that. (It has Francis sermons, actually anyone that has taught at Cornerstone as far back as 2000.) Great resource to be challenged and encouraged!

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