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April 5th, 2011

by Bobby Gruenewald

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Weird: Because Normal Isn’t Working

Craig’s latest book is officially launched and we’re thrilled to see how God uses it to help people break free from the norm and live a radically abnormal (and much more fulfilling) life. Here’s a quick video from Craig about Weird, a sample from the book, and some helpful links.

You can get your copy now:

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Description:

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 you break free from the norm to lead a radically abnormal (and endlessly more fulfilling) life.

A Sample Chapter

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  1. 1Wilson
    Apr 5, 2011 at 7:45 am

    love this new book - an incredible read!

  2. Apr 5, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Last time I have read Craig´s books, I learned how not to be the CHRISTIAN version of an ATHEIST even when I live in the Czech Republic, the country full of Atheists (70%), because we really need to have IT to GOING ALL THE WAY in the spirit of CHAZOWN as I agree with the CONFESSIONS OF A PASTOR. As you can see, I am a fan :-)

  3. Apr 5, 2011 at 11:00 am

    [...] Weird launches today, and to celebrate, we’re giving away 50 60 copies of the book! [...]

  4. 4MissTheresa
    Apr 5, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Can hardly wait to get a copy so I can read it and then send it on to influence another. God is good!

  5. 5Jason
    Apr 5, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I am so excited about this book as I am often referred to as the wierd one amongst my friends. Most of friends don’t go to church or believe in Jesus as the way, so this book will help me understand my position better and therefore allow me, “to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ.”

  6. Apr 5, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    I want this book so bad! Finally, someone else who thinks weird is normal!

  7. Apr 5, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    In a culture where most long to be “normal”, it is refreshing and inspiring to watch a church and its’ leaders seek the “weird”. Thanks Craig and Lifechurch for your innovation….and generosity.

  8. Apr 5, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Looking forward to reading it. When I was a kid my mom used to always say, “Why be normal? Normal isn’t unique. Normal is simply trying to fit in.”

  9. Apr 5, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    I am excited to dive in this book the video was specking words from my heart wow! And I read close to no books just the Bible.

  10. Apr 5, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    [...] Weird launches today, and to celebrate, we’re giving away 50 60 copies of the book! [...]

  11. Apr 5, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    [...] It’s been great to see the excitement around the launch of Weird today! Thanks to the 1,000+ of you who tweeted, commented, and took part on Facebook to enter the book giveaway. We’ll end the suspense right now and announce the Twitter and Swerve winners of Weird… [...]

  12. Apr 5, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    [...] It’s been great to see the excitement around the launch of Weird today! Thanks to the 1,000+ of you who tweeted, commented, and took part on Facebook to enter the book giveaway. We’ll end the suspense right now and announce the Twitter and Swerve winners of Weird… [...]

  13. Apr 6, 2011 at 11:00 am

    [...] the next few days, I’d like to share some of my favorite parts from Weird: Because Normal Isn’t Working. In the book, Craig looks at what it means to be weird in five key areas: time, money, [...]

  14. 14Robyn
    Apr 6, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Would like to know when it will be out in australia, Just finished Christian Atheist and loved it.

  15. Apr 6, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    [...] the next few days, I’d like to share some of my favorite parts from Weird: Because Normal Isn’t Working. In the book, Craig looks at what it means to be weird in five key areas: time, money, [...]

  16. Apr 7, 2011 at 11:00 am

    [...] the way, I’m especially interested in what Craig has to say about parenting in his new book Weird. With six kids, he has three times the experience I do I found the following excerpt a very [...]

  17. 17Ben
    Apr 7, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Craig , I like the idea in your book! I have decided… to be wierd in the areas of time, money, accountability, availability, integrity,…!

  18. Apr 7, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    [...] the way, I’m especially interested in what Craig has to say about parenting in his new book Weird. With six kids, he has three times the experience I do I found the following excerpt a very [...]

  19. Apr 8, 2011 at 11:00 am

    [...] things just be normal?” But God wants more for us than normal—you might say he has Weird things in mind for [...]

  20. Apr 8, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    [...] things just be normal?” But God wants more for us than normal—you might say he has Weird things in mind for [...]

  21. Jun 7, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Hey Craig, I heard you for the first time at Catalyst last year in Atlanta. It was there that I picked up your book, It. Since then I’ve read The Christian Atheist and Weird. Fantastic!
    Incidentally, last night my wife and I were watching the movie Fireproof and one scene jumped out. It was the scene where Caleb takes a baseball bat to his computer. His elderly neighbors see him do it and just say, “He’s weird.” It immediately reminded me of your book’s chapter on sex. Such a perfect movie clip to supplement the chapter.
    Anyway, thanks for being such a faithful example of a godly husband, father, pastor, and follower of Christ.
    Tyler Ellis

  22. Jul 9, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Love this book! Love the practical tips. Great read for everyone!!

  23. 23Terr Green
    Aug 7, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    This book is so amazing. It is keeping me in check daily. It is inspirational and moving. I am on the track to being weird!!!

  24. Sep 21, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Once again, Craig tells it like it is. Loved this book. It’s like one of those things you know but just needed someone else to tell you; like a kick in the butt.

    We are actually doing a whole series based on each chapter of the book. This is stuff everyone needs to hear.