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Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM By Craig Groeschel

Normal people are stressed, overwhelmed, and exhausted Many of their relationships are, at best, strained and, in most cases, just surviving Even though we live in one of the most prosperous places on earth, normal is still living paycheck to paycheck and never getting ahead In our oversexed world, lust, premarital sex, guilt, and shame are far common than purity,Normal people are stressed, overwhelmed, and exhausted Many of their relationships are, at best, strained and, in most cases, just surviving Even though we live in one of the most prosperous places on earth, normal is still living paycheck to paycheck and never getting ahead In our oversexed world, lust, premarital sex, guilt, and shame are far common than purity, virginity, and a healthy married sex life And when it comes to God, the majority believe in him, but the teachings of scripture rarely make it into their everyday lives Simply put, normal isn t working Groeschel s WEIRD views will help you break free from the norm to lead a radically abnormal and endlessly fulfilling life.
  • Title: Weird: Because Normal Isn't Working
  • Author: Craig Groeschel
  • ISBN: 9780310327936
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Audio CD

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James Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
Because 'wide is the road that leads to destruction,' Groeschel posits those on the narrow road must be the weird ones and he proceeds to give advice on how we may become weirder. Only problem is it is not that weird. This book aims at being counter-cultural but it has nothing of the prophetic political oomph of, say "The Upside Down Kingdom" by Donald Kraybill. Maybe that is just being picky and an unfair evoking of an Anabaptist, but I just think this book lacks an edge.Example: Groeschel begi [...]
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Linore Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
Pastor Groeschel shares many of his sermons in this book, dovetailing around the theme of being weird for Christ, since "normal isn't working." Each chapter takes on an aspect of life that, if lived normally, results often in failure, stagnation, and lack of joy and satisfaction in the Lord. He is amusing, anecdotal, and makes good points. There's a lot of take away here, and, like a Sunday sermon, we tend to forget what we've heard unless we take special care to remember. I'll probably be re-re [...]
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Kat High Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
Groeschel makes the argument that in order to truly live the Christian life you must forfeit living a "normal" life. I agree with that and found bits of the book inspiring. But, overall, I thought the narrative voice was mediocre and most of the content was underwhelming. Moreover, the author has a blatantly upper-middleclass worldview and a tendency to judge others (and at times he makes judgements about others in the same paragraph that he claims to be nonjudgemental.) There was also a gross " [...]
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Kevin Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
I can't think of a good way to express it that comes out the way I really mean it. The best I can do is that Craig Groeschel's Weirdn't all that weird. Craig Groeschel's Weird is what I suspect the vast majority of people would call normal. Groeschel's Weird ishave a savings account. Don't be a buffoon when traffic is bad. The only chapter where he can really claim to be swimming upstream, culturally, is the chapter on premarital sex. And I don't disagree with any of this. Nor am I saying things [...]
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James Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
I was wandering under a bridge by the river and found these words scratched into the concrete above a few empty bottles of MD 20/20:The true arc of world history over the 3rd millennium will be a radical obliteration of all class, ethnic, national, racial and gender divides under the banner of the one true Church. The people will rise as the one true body of Christ and crush the forces of Satan under their heel. Capitalism will wither away and a new age will dawn on the earth.Why can't Craig Gro [...]
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Zach Henry Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
The book Weird, by Craig Groeschel, is an amazing recourse to have to help you during tough times in your Christian walk. It focuses on five main points; time, money, relationships, sex, and values. It gives you insight on how to keep your life “weird” in these areas. The “Time” section talks about how we always need to use our time to serve the Lord, and not wait until later. “There is no time like the present.” The “Money” section discusses about how having money doesn’t make [...]
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Jeanie Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
The book started with a question that the author asked himself and challenged his readers to ask the same. Which road are you on, the narrow or the wide. If you are on the wide, you are pretty normal. Your life is normal, your life is no different than most, however, if you are on the narrow, you are pretty weird and people will notice. The book had 5 parts that help you identify what path you are on. Time, money, relationships, sex and values. I really enjoyed this book. It did not shy away fro [...]
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David Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
Nothing like a friend asking to borrow a book to get me to finally actually read it. My pastor Craig wrote this book earlier this year to accompany a sermon series of the same name that had one of my favorite weeks of the last couple of years (Week 2, Weird is Better). When I've seen the messages, I tend to take the book for granted. I'm glad I finally pulled this off the shelf.The voice is totally Craig's. His message: If you want to be like normal people, think and act the way normal people ac [...]
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Kaitlin Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
Weird: Because Normal Isn't Working by Craig Groeschel was a really interesting read for me. It challenged me to think about what's "normal" in today's society and how going against what's normal in many cases is what the bible encourages all of us to do. For example, it's normal to have a large amount of debt, to spend all our time working or running to and from events, appointments and various other commitments and even getting divorced from our spouse when things get tough. This book got me t [...]
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Ingrid Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
Craig has great concepts but has little follow through in thoroughly explaining how scripture in context relates to issues he presents. The topic is too narrow and forced into every chapter. It seemed that the word and concept of "weird" failed to be more than a filler word built up by a scarce attempt to bring depth through self gratifying stories. This book falls short and highlights how popular pastors can get away with very little scholarship. Hard read.
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Van Tilburg Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
Pastor Groeschel's argument is that Christians should be different from unbelievers, and that compared to them, (the normal people), we should appear "weird". He offers advice for how to get areas of our life to be more Christ-like.
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Don Current Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
Outstanding book. A great look at how Christians should stand out from the crowd in different areas of our lives. Very engaging and thought provoking. He brings it to a very firm conclusion that leaves no doubt about where we should stand. Well done!
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Shannon Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
A great overview of what a Christian life should look like compared to what mainstream American culture might consider Christian.
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Tina Simmons Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
Excellent read. It provides plenty of motivation to be a Christian on fire for the Lord. I highly recommend it.
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Ginger Rue Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
A great read for all Christians about how to really live for Jesus, not settling for worldly standards. Well written and thought-provoking.
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Jeff Beardsley Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
My wife and I lead a small group within our church. Recently, when we were looking for a new topic series to discuss in group, one of the members brought this book, "Weird" by Craig Groeschel, to our attention. Everyone liked the book's concept theme: that Christians should strive to live lives weird because normal is not working, and we set out on a six week study. It was fantastic!After discussing the overall theme, the book digs deeper into five individual topics for which we are called upon [...]
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Christopher Spaich Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
Pastor Craig does a wonderful job teaching how happy you can be when you become weird. I read this book one chapter a day and it totally changed my outlook on things that I could be doing different for me and my family. Highly recommend!
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Eunice Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
I read the book, and it was phenomenal. Really felt comforted that I am not the only struggling through these things! Check out his sermons online!
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Ashley Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
Best book I've ever read. Life-changing.
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Bledar Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
The book has a great metaphor that ties it together. Some of the material might be repetitive, but it is still good.
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CB Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
Once it started to penetrate my socially-derived expectations, the idea of Christianity as a counter-culture started to make a surprising amount of sense. Growing up as I did in America, on the East coast, coming from a double-whammy family of Irish and Latin American Catholics, it was odd to meet someone who didn't at least call themselves Christian. Of course, how people label themselves and how they live are often two different things (see under Matthew 15: 7-9). At the end of the day, that i [...]
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Denise Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
soulfulThis is the second book by Craig Groeschel I have read. Just like the Christian Atheist, this one was so funny and engaging it was hard to put down. I always recommend his books.
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Melanie Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
Weird Because normal isn’t workingBy Craig Groeschel“In churches, normal is lukewarm Christianity, self-centered spiritual consumerism, and shallow, me-driven faith. God has become a means to an end, a tool in our toolbox to accomplish what we want. The majority of people claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. And all this is normal. But normal isn’t working”.Craig Groeschel attacks the ‘normal’ of the Christian life and how we need to become weird, God-weird in order [...]
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Christy Bower Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
“You’re so weird.” Author and Pastor Craig Groeschel thinks that’s a compliment. He’s not being weird for the sake of being outrageous and drawing attention. He’s being weird for the sake of Christ. Christians today live pretty much the same as non-Christians. There is no difference in the divorce rate, the way we spend money on ourselves, or our hurried and harried use of time. But “normal” is clearly not working. Jesus didn’t call us to be normal. He called us to live markedl [...]
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Ben Coakley Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
There is a lot of good in this book. Groeschel’s motivations for writing it are admirable: to address the lukewarm Christianity so prominent in America today. He advocates for the “narrow gate” - the fact that real Christianity is different, radical, even weird. I think that’s an important principle. I do have a few quibbles, but before I go into that, I should make something clear. I don’t think this book was written for me. He clearly wrote it with an audience in mind, and that audie [...]
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Dougie Gundlach Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
The book I most recently read was Weird by Craig Groeschel. Craig is a Christian author and is very good at simplifying and making sense of many issues in life. The book covers issues such as relationships, money, and time, while putting everything into a Christian perspective. Groeschel wrote with a combination of personal stories, Bible verses, and down to earth connections that made the reading fun and worthwhile. The whole meaning of the book is that Christians should be seen as different, o [...]
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Becky B Oct 20, 2020 - 11:49 AM
Groeschel challenges Christians to not just try and blend in with modern culture, but truly live out their Christian faith and risk being a bit weird in so doing. The book is divided into sections on how to live radically and weirdly (in a good way) in regards to time, money, relationships, sex, and values.I'm not sure if it is the title or the stunning cover or what, but this book has been checked out and given rave reviews by several of the Christian teens at our school so I decided to give it [...]
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Weird: Because Normal Isn't Working By Craig Groeschel Normal people are stressed, overwhelmed, and exhausted Many of their relationships are, at best, strained and, in most cases, just surviving Even though we live in one of the most prosperous places on earth, normal is still living paycheck to paycheck and never getting ahead In our oversexed world, lust, premarital sex, guilt, and shame are far common than purity,Normal people are stressed, overwhelmed, and exhausted Many of their relationships are, at best, strained and, in most cases, just surviving Even though we live in one of the most prosperous places on earth, normal is still living paycheck to paycheck and never getting ahead In our oversexed world, lust, premarital sex, guilt, and shame are far common than purity, virginity, and a healthy married sex life And when it comes to God, the majority believe in him, but the teachings of scripture rarely make it into their everyday lives Simply put, normal isn t working Groeschel s WEIRD views will help you break free from the norm to lead a radically abnormal and endlessly fulfilling life.

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