Crazy Faith: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives
Format: Paperback
Book Code: 1978
Pages: 160
Size: 5" x 8"
ISBN: 9780817015312
PubDate: 2009
Publisher: JUDSON PRESS

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Table of Contents
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Sample chapter

Drawing on biblical, historical, and contemporary stories of what she calls “crazy faith,” this inspirational volume challenges readers to dare to step out and make a difference in the world. Follow in the footsteps of those who have earned a place in the Hall of Faith, including:

  • Moses
  • Harriet Tubman
  • David
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Gideon
  • Mother Teresa
  • Mary McLeod Bethune
  • Chris Gardner (author of "The Pursuit of Happyness")


Editorial Reviews:

"Feisty, enthusiastic and encouraging, the author's language will inspire readers to face seemingly insurmountable challenges." —Publishers Weekly starred review, Jan. 12, 2009 (To read the complete review, click here and scroll down to the Religion section.)

"Crazy Faith emphasizes the amazing accomplishments of several biblical persons and latter-day counterparts. It is well thought out and the conclusions drawn by Susan Smith are thought provoking, giving the reader another paradigm to consider. Through intriguing imagery, familiar bible renditions of struggle, faith, and courage come alive...The stories of “crazy faith” taken from more modern experiences are informative and truly inspiring. Each is presented with vivid details that will leave the reader in awe." —Reviewed by Diane A Brown, Armchair Interviews.com (To read the complete review, click here.)

"Susan Smith has given us a mighty work that retells the stories of those who have turned vision, faith, and action into marvels of human accomplishment. Crazy Faith: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives reminds us that faith is not a destination, but a journey, and along the way, each of us can become an instrument of God’s miracles. In the stories of the s/heroes with whom we journey in the book, we discover, affirm, and renew the seeds of the crazy faith that lie within each of us." —Dr. Iva E. Carruthers, Secretary General, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference

"Crazy Faith is a spiritual book of history, sure to inspire."—The Midwest Book Review

"...A powerful call to higher and deeper faith. [These stories] lend themselves to the proclamation of faith in churches and synagogues everywhere. Clergy may well find them useful as superb sermon illustrations, where they will no doubt inspire as effectively as they do in print form."—Jerry Gladson, APC, First Christian Church, Marietta, GA, as reviewed in Sharing the Practice, Spring 2009

"This wonderfully small and powerful book combines Scripture with mini, historical biographies of people who have made crazy faith the focus of their lives." —Precious Times, Holiday 2009

"Crazy Faith by Susan K. Williams Smith is one of the most inspirational and motivating books I have ever read (and I have lived a long time). Rather than give merely plaudits to the author, I would rather emphasize my gratitude and appreciation for something I've needed for myself . . . which is 'Crazy Faith.'" —John Morgan, BA, MA, Pastor, Counselor

 

Awards:

Crazy Faith was a finalist in the National Best Books 2009 Awards in the Christian Inspiration category.

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