cover image Crazy Faith: It’s Only Crazy Until It Happens

Crazy Faith: It’s Only Crazy Until It Happens

Michael Todd. WaterBrook, $26 (224p) ISBN 978-0-59323-919-3

In this delightful narrative of a “live your life out on a limb” kind of faith, megachurch pastor Todd (Relationship Goals) wants readers to know one thing: the unbelievable is achievable with God. Emphasizing the importance of believing God will see one through, he encourages readers to finally do the things they’ve been either avoiding or putting off with a sense of hopefulness and trust. In considering the role of faith in everyday life, Todd recommends being HOT: honest, open, and transparent. Along the way, he shares his own struggles and doubts about leading his church and loving his family. His modern reframing of biblical stories and characters (referring to Noah as “my boy Noah” or dubbing five loaves and two fishes a “Long John Silver’s snack pack”), clever quips, and superlative one-liners (“You won’t experience mansion-sized miracles with porta-potty principles”; “Everybody wants to get a prophetic word, but most are too lazy to do the prophetic work”) read like a spoken sermon. This fresh exploration of overcoming fears of failure through faith will appeal to Todd’s fans and newcomers alike. (Sept.)