Crazy Christians

A Call to Follow Jesus

Michael B. Curry

Aug/2013, 160 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9780819228857



• Popular and widely known preacher
• Based on his 2012 General Convention homily and video that went viral on the web

• Includes the acclaimed 2012 General Convention address

“We need some Christians who are as crazy as the Lord. Crazy enough to love like Jesus, to give like Jesus, to forgive like Jesus, to do justice, love mercy, walk humbly with God— like Jesus. Crazy enough to dare to change the world from the nightmare it often is into something close to the dream that God dreams for it. And for those who would follow him, those who would be his disciples, those who would live as and be the people of the Way? It might come as a shock, but they are called to craziness.” —from Bishop Curry’s “Crazy Christians” address to the 2012 General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Indianapolis

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Michael B. Curry, serves the Episcopal Church as its 27th Presiding Bishop. He was the Bishop of North Carolina from 2000 to 2015. He has had a national preaching and teaching ministry, has been featured on The Protestant Hour and Day 1, and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the country. He received honorary degrees from Sewanee and Yale.

“Read these reflections by Michael Curry only if you want your vision of discipleship to be renewed; read them only if you want your picture of what life in this world can look like to be reinvigorated; read them only if you are willing to risk deepening your friendship with Jesus. Inspiring, provocative, and profound, this book will draw you in, from its first page—and then it will send you out.”
—Lauren F Winner, author of Girl Meets God and Still

“Filled with wisdom, humor, and insight, Michael Curry’s Crazy Christians is one of the finest introductions to the great breadth of Christian faith I’ve ever come across. But be warned: this isn’t the staid, predictable, straight-laced Christianity too many of us were spoon-fed in Sunday school. Rather, Curry penetrates to the radical heart of the Christian gospel and invites us—indeed, dares us—to join the long line of those throughout history who have followed the rabbi of Nazareth. If we take his dare, we may be surprised to see ourselves do amazing and, yes, even crazy things as we are caught up in the power of God’s transforming love.”
—David Lose, Luther Seminary, Center for Biblical Preaching and Festival Homiletics

“Michael Curry invites the reader to say yes to Jesus and his journey, to climb the mountain with the Lord, embrace the prophetic dream of God, and to go out into a world desperately in need of the sweet, sweet sound of love in order to turn that world upside down. Bishop Curry has caught a contagious vision and he invites God’s church to join him.”
—The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, Diocese of Texas, author of Unabashedly Episcopalian: Proclaiming the Good News of the Episcopal Church



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