Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Francis Chan’s newest book, Erasing Hell, is another best seller

Erasing Hell: What God said about eternity, and the things we made upFrancis Chan’s new book, Erasing Hell, debuts at No. 3 this week on the New York Times.  The renowned author now has three books simultaneously on that listCrazy Love is right behind it at No. 4, while Forgotten God is at No. 10. 

Man, that guy brings the awesome yet again.  Forgotten God is among my mom’s favourite books and as per her very strong recommendation I will pick it up when my schedule becomes freer.  I will be sure to pick up Crazy Love at the local book store as well.  (Sorry, as a Literature teacher, I already have more than enough books breathing down my neck as it is…pleasure reading will have to wait)

I don't know him much as an author, but I know Francis Chan more as a very, very, VERY effective speaker.  There are many fantastic communicators out there and Francis ranks among the very best, alongside my favorites like Judah Smith, Andy Stanley, and Wayne Cordeiro

But what I really like with Francis Chan is (1) he is very visual, and I’m a very visual learner; and (2) he is hilarious, but he uses his hilarity to make powerful points; and (3) he very strongly attacks lukewarmness in the Christian life, which is something that I often struggle with. The other guys I mentioned tend to inspire me, but Francis Chan convicts me.

Here’s a youtube video to show you what I mean:




If his books can convict me as much as that short, little snippet of one of his talks, then I’m gonna take them up for sure.  Crazy Love, Forgotten God, and now Erasing Hell

Oh, he has also written some children’s books, too, and they are: Halfway Herbert, The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village, and Ronnie Wilson's Gift.  Altogether, Francis Chan, who is the founding pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, CA, has sold more than 2.1 million books.

Lastly—and this has nothing to do with his writing or speaking ability, but it’s awesome nonetheless—Francis Chan can totally rock the dance floor.  You don’t believe me?  Watch.






And no, no more "It's gotta be the hair" comments, okay? Well, I was tempted to title this "It's gotta be the hair, part 2" this entry here being part 1.

2 comments:

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