An astonishing and groundbreaking book on the highly preached topic of "Love."
What Francis Chan does so powerfully is share the love of Christ through new lens. Francis shares an infectious love for Jesus Christ that will compel us to love others.
In response to user "B. Bauer": Francis asserts in his book that he is not preaching a "works-based salvation." Rather, Francis states that a love for Christ will compel us to take action and truly love others! Too many churches these days sit back and just preach rather than take action. It is also a tendency to give our "leftovers" to people in need. Francis urges us to give our best to God and to the needy, rather than satisfying our own desires and then donating the leftover money. It is a subject-shifting idea that urges us to focus on God's kingdom and God's people rather than on ourselves.
This is the central idea of 1 John 4: "Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God...God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him...We love because he first loved us"
I heard Francis speak at Breakforth Canada 2010 and I could see Jesus through him. He is not a radical "works-based" Christian but rather knows that our LOVE of God will make us ACT upon that love and care for others. James also says that "faith without works is dead." This is the point Francis elaborates! This is what it means to be a follower of Christ.
This book will change your life and perspective on love.
Please read it!!! = )