- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Zondervan; 1 edition (June 8 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0310232244
- ISBN-13: 978-0310232247
- Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1.5 x 21.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 181 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,083,887 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Jesus Drives Me Crazy!: Lose Your Mind, Find Your Soul Paperback – Jun 8 2003
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From the Back Cover
The gospel presents a life-changing NUTS wisdom that conflicts with normal ways of making sense of the world. There is the World According to Normal. There is the World According to NUTS . . . where NUTS is an acronym for Never Underestimate the Spirit. The wisdom of Jesus is a NUTS wisdom.
--From the book
All people are different, but some are more different than others. Christians are meant to be the most different of all. Yet we often normalize God. We judge what is a successful Christian and a successful church by the world according to Normal, not the world according to NUTS, the wisdom of Jesus.
In Jesus Drives Me Crazy!, Leonard Sweet reminds us of the crazy wisdom of Christ and how our lives and our churches can and should be different from the way normal people live. He says, Jesus wants to drive you crazy . . . crazy in love with God, with life. Jesus Drives Me Crazy! challenges you to make the upside-down wisdom of God your own, inspiring you to live an extraordinary Christian life that does not conform to the world, but transforms the world.
When you truly grasp the freeing truth that we do not have to conform to this world, then you can become the crazy, zany, unpredictable, but powerful force for Jesus you were intended to be. Jesus Drives Me Crazy! shows how, by losing your mind, you can find your soul.
About the Author
Leonard Sweet is an author of many books, professor (Drew University, George Fox University, Tabor College), creator of preachthestory.com, and a popular speaker throughout North America and the world. His “Napkin Scribbles” podcasts are available on leonardsweet.com
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Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
When I actually found the book, the title and cover threw me for a loop. "Jesus Drives Me Crazy?" Dropping a can of nuts on the ground? Hmmm... Second thoughts started creeping into my head. However, based on the power and message of what I'd heard Dr. Sweet say, I went ahead and bought it. I was so glad that I did...
Thankfully, the book itself is just as good, if not perhaps even a little better, than I had hoped, and Dr. Sweet even expanded it from "Be There" to "Be There With All." The concept of "being there" - knowing your face (character) and knowing your place (context) - is something that every Christian needs to hear and take to heart. Even though it's now been four years since I heard Dr. Sweet speak, and a couple of years since I first read this, the message still rings in my head as loud and as clear as the first time I heard it.
God bless Leonard Sweet for having the courage to use his God-given character in our seemingly God-forsaken context, and being a voice that God has used to bring about change in my life. Read this book, and see how God challenges you to be there with all...
"The Church opposes biological cloning, but practices spiritual cloning with particular relish and finesse."
"One of our problems is that we have failed to be as good at cultural exegesis as we are at biblical exegesis. We are better at God-Talk than God-Walk in this new culture that is aborning."
"Very early in the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Frodo says he wishes the master ring had not been found in his lifetime. "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to seen such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
I definately recommend this book to those seeking to live out the gospel in their present world.
E. McManus says:
I think: This book is a complete waist of time and money. The price of $.95 is a statement of it's value. Every page is work to read and understand. The content is all over the place like ADHD had a hand in this. The book contains 36 pages of references and index at the end and was most probably put there to document unconnected ideas and to take up space. If you are trying to understand more about Christianity and our relationship with God - THIS IS NOT THE PLACE TO FIND IT! We read this book as a sundy school project and chose to abandon it as a bad idea. I don't normally go off on things like this. (Bad ideas get thrown in the trash) But this is so extreem I just had to.