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WEIRD: Because Normal Isn't Working
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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.

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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.

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        In 1989, theologians Stanley Hauerwas and William Willimon shook the American church with a provocative book, Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony, in which they argued that Christians ought to be different from the prevailing culture. Twenty-two years later, Groeschel, senior pastor of Oklahoma's LifeChurch.tv, has reduced the argument of that previous work into a breezy advice tract for people searching for an alternative to today's social pressures. In chapters devoted to time, money, relationships, sex, and values, he offers the evangelical antithesis to what he perceives as the social order. It's unclear that people would want to become Christians because their lives are too stressed or they've taken on too much debt, yet Groeschel offers faith as the answer to all these conditions. Of course, becoming weird, according to Groeschel, "isn't the bad-weird, freak-show, annoying, carnival-barking, somewhat uncomfortable, weird-for-no-reason weird." In his typology, weird is cool; weird is a state Jesus might emulate. Fans of Groeschel may appreciate this volume for its no-nonsense approach to practical issues. Others may find his approach simplistic.

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

In our over busy, unprincipled, oversexed world; lust, debt, guilt, and shame are far more common than a healthy relationship to time, money, and relationships. Simply put, normal isn't working.

In WEIRD, bestselling author of Winning the War in Your Mind Craig Groeschel unpacks a Christ-centered philosophy that will help you know how to:

  • Use your time wisely.
  • Put money in a godly perspective.
  • Have healthy relationships.
  • Understand sex as God intended it.
  • Center our values around Jesus.
  • If we follow Christ, we're not supposed to be like everyone else. We're supposed to be a little bit...well, weird. The whole point of Christianity is to become more like Jesus and less of who we are when left to our own devices and desires—to become less like the rest of the world, less normal.

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