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"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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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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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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Much needed among the intellects and self-God’s of today’s me me me selfie-taking culture!

it’s truly unique to experience a Christian book peppered with humor all of us can relate to and yet filled with undeniable truths of our “lukewarm” post-Christian culture. Living amidst the scholars, affluence and self-aggrandized atheists in the northeast, it is humbling and refreshing to discover a book title, “Weird” by Craig Groeschel, which needn’t scare off the evangelically-phobic intellects.

I grew up as a “lukewarm” Catholic in NY and have come to realize the gross spiritual disadvantage of being rich (making in excess of $50K-comparatively to international incomes of half the world’s population). In essence, God has become virtually irrelevant yielding to a pluralistic, pantheistic and atheistic culture of millions of self-gods.

“Weird” challenges us to be different- not for the sake of being different, but for something bigger. Weird challenges us to rethink our “normal” stressful, schedule-filled lives and ask ourselves, “how did it become ‘weird’ to believe and follow God?” And to look at our “normal” and ask, “Is this really all there is?”

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Weird for the better<br />

I loved every second, it's exactly what I needed! I listened to The whole book over the weekend. God gives us all the time, situations for us be weird, and grow and develop.

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loved it

speaks to one's life. truthful and honest, like a friend having a conversation with you

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Very enlighting. enjoyed it very much.

I enjoyed this book very much. it was very enlighting. anyone who feels they are a Christian and close to God should read this book. the author sheds a lot of light on what you think and what your true relationship with God might really be. you may want to take a closer look into your heart and see how God sees you. a book that really makes you think about who you are and what you are doing, being as a christian. great read.

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  • Taylor
  • Yukon, OK, United States
  • 04-20-12

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

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  • Celia
  • Louisivlle, KY, United States
  • 07-21-11

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.

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  • 01-03-17

Great book!

I recommend this book to anyone no matter how mature you are in your relationship with God there are a lot of great insights!

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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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