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WEIRD Audiobook

WEIRD: Because Normal Isn't Working

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Publisher's Summary

"When people describe my lifestyle or family as weird, I find comfort," writes author Craig Groeschel. He then shares a Christ-centered philosophy on everything from money to scheduling to purity, to help you 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 will help you break free from the norm to lead a radically abnormal (and endlessly more fulfilling) life.

©2011 Craig Groeschel (P)2011 Zondervan

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    Chris 04-13-11
    Chris 04-13-11 Member Since 2007
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    "What they won't tell you"

    Ok, here's the skinny on this book. I just finished it today and what they won't tell you is that this book is basically about how applying biblical principals to your life can totally revolutionize you. There are a lot of biblical references here and for that matter a hefty portion of it is evangelical, but done classy. In such a way that if you're a Christian or on the border there it's not offensive at all, but if you're a solid atheist it IS enough to cause you to shelf the book. That said, the book for me was an absolute amazing read. Practical advice for applying biblical principals and a good reference tool that I'll be keeping on my shelf for a while.

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    Preben 11-22-16
    Preben 11-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "I want to be weird!"

    Very good book. The main message could have been more effectively told in half the pages, however, I was engaged all the way.

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    Brian 12-01-15
    Brian 12-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Become weird, as normal isn't working"

    Good morning everybody. This was my first ever Christian based teaching book. I started the book in October of 2015. It's a total of 17 chapters in total.
    Craig hits home to what God wants us to act in his image. Through his life lessons and flaws, it can be reflected on in our lives too.
    The writer hits on everything that is wrong in trying to live a normal life, which isn't primarily focused on God.
    I recently have started to take strides in my life. Before going back to church, actually comprehending the bible and acting out the lessons from Jesus and Craig, I didn't realize that I was a luke warm Christian to say the least.
    The bible, which is God's word, thoughts, and actions is where you will start to change from a luke warm to a full time Christian.
    I really do recommend this audio book, as Craig does a great job in what typically holds us back from a great relationship with Jesus and how to stop being normal and become weird.
    It was helpful to me, to take notes and strive to change things in my life. I hope with God's word in the bible and tho book that like me, it will start to change you from within and allow you to become who God intended you to be in his image not the world.

    Brian,

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    Jeremy & Jess Hicks 05-14-15
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    "Fantastic! "

    Loved this book! Definitely worth checking out! Every follower of Christ should hear this book's message.

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    Taylor Yukon, OK, United States 04-20-12
    Taylor Yukon, OK, United States 04-20-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book"

    This is a great book. Good for ALL HS/College Graduates and NEW Christians. Great refresher to stay on track or get back on the track. Awesome job - Craig

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Celia Louisivlle, KY, United States 07-21-11
    Celia Louisivlle, KY, United States 07-21-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Weird"

    Craig sticks to his guns and has meaningful messages, but there are some parts of that message I don't much approve of. About the last two hours pretty much turned me off to the whole thing. Before that, there's a powerful message, after that his extreme ideals come to full view.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    jasonstuff 07-20-12
    jasonstuff 07-20-12 Member Since 2016

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    What would have made WEIRD better?

    I listen and read a lot of books but I couldn't continue with this one even though it came highly recommended. As a Christian I am really always weighing stuff out with the Bible and just a short ways in there were too many times I said "that isn't true, that isn't in the Bible, that is scriptural, that he is twisting..." I feel like there is a movement going on where thousands and millions go to church every Sunday, rock out, hear a sweet little message and then live like the world and call themselves Christian. The HOLY BIBLE teaches nothing of that. I know so many people kids to adults that do and live like the world, even to the point of affairs, living together, sex before marriage, drinking, drugs, and then call themselves Christians and go to church on Sunday. The Devil has sold a lie and we measure success by worldly standards so we think these mega churches are successful, right? Some are, some are truly preaching, teaching and speaking God's word and changing lives and their members are living godly lives, they are convicted and uncomfortable, they grow more like Christ... but most of them are only seeming to be successful and are more like businesses, make you feel good, get a dime, have a good week, but nothing deep, soul deep, Holy Spirit deep is happening, they come in with their sin and leave with it without any prick to their soul... Just a caution.


    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Monica Owasso, OK, United States 02-01-13
    Monica Owasso, OK, United States 02-01-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Didn't enjoy it."

    I enjoyed one of his other books very much, but after the first chapter, I turn it off. I wish I could have returned it.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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