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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (866 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Craig Groeschel Narrator: Tom Schiff Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9780310597445
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"When people describe my lifestyle or family as weird, I find comfort," writes author Craig Groeschel. Journey with Groeschel as he shares a Christ-centered philosophy on everything from money to scheduling to purity, helping readers break out of the normal rut and live according to the rhythms of God's grace and truth of his word. 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 more 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 readers break free from the norm to lead a radically abnormal (and endlessly more fulfilling) life.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 2/20/2014

    " Groeschel really hits home, for me, feelings of weirdness that I've felt during my journey with Christ. Outlining the "weird" vs. "normal" in areas such as sex, finances and relationships I found areas where I struggle and areas where I feel headed in the right direction. Definitely a book if you're feeling a little flat and need to get fired up for Christ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 2/19/2014

    " Loved this book. I knew I was weird but this book confirmed it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Salahub | 2/14/2014

    " It's a very good book. Very biblical. It just brings us back to the idea that we did not come here on earth to just sit around and enjoy the comforts of our culture, but rather live a life that is honoring God and serving people. It gives very good practical advice on how one could manage time, money, relationships and values in the way that are weird to our cultures, but are honoring God. Jesus did not call us to an easy love, he never said that following Him is flowers and fun. We've got serious work to do here and each had to carry his/her cross. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 2/11/2014

    " This is a good read for married Christians trying to use Biblical principles to bring order to the chaotic modern life. His sections on priorities and scheduling are excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 2/4/2014

    " What a good reminder on why we should live such "weird" lives. Going with the norm just isn't working and is not fulfilling either. Craig Groeschel tells it like it is, he even gets a little in-your-face at time. But his communications style was very easy going and fun to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Hunt | 2/4/2014

    " Funny and inspiring. Good read for Christian parents. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 MariAn Nyce | 1/30/2014

    " It was OK - has a valid point, but I felt it was too long and repetitive. His point was well-taken in the first half. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 1/24/2014

    " It is about being different and not being like the world in a Christian stand point. Enjoyed it very much and the author is pretty down to earth and says it like it is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ola | 1/19/2014

    " Awesome book which includes helpful and detailed TO-DO list in order for you to have a successful christian life. Fully recommend! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Betts | 1/14/2014

    " I am WEIRD! This was a great book. It confirmed many of my general ideas and thoughts regarding following Jesus CHrist in a committed fashion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelley | 1/8/2014

    " Very entertaining and enlightening...I am proud to say that I'm weird in many of the right ways. Written by a former Christian atheist who is now a pastor, the book talks about why normal human behavior, such as "keeping up with the Joneses", is dragging our society down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/6/2014

    " Love reading Craig's books. So practical and easy to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista Schaffner | 12/22/2013

    " Overall I thought it was good. There were a few things I didn't necessarily agree with but over all I thought it had a lot of universal spiritual truths that are worth putting into practice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Axsel Cintron | 12/5/2013

    " Not as good as Christian Atheist, but still a good read... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristy Trent | 12/5/2013

    " This book is great for people who don't mind being weird...and even want to know how to be more weird! I loved the practical tips and straight talk. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian Walker | 12/2/2013

    " Chapter 14 "A Weird Blessing" (the blessing of a burden) was the book's one redeeming quality. The tone of the book felt like he was trying to be the Dave Ramsey of moral behavior...and I like Dave Ramsey! Just not someone else trying to be who they are not...it's too weird. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekah | 11/30/2013

    " So far the book is really interesting and thought provoking! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 11/28/2013

    " My take away...."weird people know that everything is spiritual" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina Wilson | 9/29/2013

    " Encouraged my life of walking the narrow path. Reminded that society today has made that which God called unclean 'normal' and I have renewed confidence that being labeled 'weird' from society's norm is ok by me! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurel | 7/20/2013

    " I thought this was a fabulous book! a must read for every Christian trying to reconcile living in the world but not of it. Funny, yet deep. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandt Johnson | 5/22/2013

    " Good strong challenges that really took a toll on my ministry. It helped me to look into a different direction in service to others as well as how we often view "christian" things from a stereotypical point of view with many presuppositions. Another great book from Craig Groeschel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Davis | 4/17/2013

    " Craig mixes transparency, humor and truth to drive home the point that "normal" truly isn't working. When it comes to family, the "weirder" the better. Good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kris Everitt | 1/12/2013

    " A must read! Craig Groeschel is an amazing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Strnad | 1/1/2013

    " Challenging book for Christians really wanting to live out their faith. Highly recommend to all! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 5/15/2012

    " Great book to consider your Christian walk. Christ calls us to be weird and this book helps you examine how you use your time, your values, and money to honor Him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 4/5/2012

    " This was a very good book. I stumbled across it in B&N and finished it from Amazon. The book is topically organized and well written. It's vaguely familiar, but this pastor from OK does a great job of presenting the Christian life as WEIRD, not normal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany Francis | 12/22/2011

    " I thought it was very good!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristin | 10/6/2011

    " There were some good truths in this book, but overall I didn't enjoy the writing style. I'm glad I read it though! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Luis | 8/18/2011

    " This book reads very much like Craig's G's previous works (ie. Christian Athesist) He's professes a strict moral code to adhere to much like that of Islam. Also he makes it an all or nothing propositon. That is what he means by bieng weird. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nina B | 6/21/2011

    " Slices of important stuff in there. Much against the grain against the flow of culture, type thinking. Doin things the old fashioned way; a simple way, before narcissism catapulted us into debt and materialistic idolatry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raven | 6/18/2011

    " Love the radical way of thinking and life "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nina | 6/4/2011

    " Slices of important stuff in there. Much against the grain against the flow of culture, type thinking. Doin things the old fashioned way; a simple way, before narcissism catapulted us into debt and materialistic idolatry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 5/6/2011

    " Must read book. So glad I'm weird. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Luis | 4/24/2011

    " This book reads very much like Craig's G's previous works (ie. Christian Athesist) He's professes a strict moral code to adhere to much like that of Islam. Also he makes it an all or nothing propositon. That is what he means by bieng weird. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 4/13/2011

    " The first few chapters were a common repeat in Christian books, but the last 3-4 chapters made the book worth the read.... "

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About the Author
Author Craig Groeschel

Craig Groeschel is the founding and senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv, a pace-setting multi-campus church. He is the author of several books, including Weird, The Christian Atheist, and It.