Crazy Faith: It's Only Crazy Until It Happens

Crazy Faith: It's Only Crazy Until It Happens Audible Audiobook – Unabridged

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Listening Length 5 hours and 50 minutes
Author Michael Todd
Narrator Aaron Goodson
Audible.com Release Date September 21, 2021
Publisher Random House Audio
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
ASIN B08ZRLYYYC
Best Sellers Rank #1,919 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#28 in Christian Spiritual Growth (Audible Books & Originals)
#52 in Christian Inspirational
#93 in Christian Spiritual Growth (Books)

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Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2021
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3.0 out of 5 stars Devils Advocate Review
Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2021
To play devils advocate here:

I get some peoples apprehension to Pastor Mike. He is well aware he may not be everyone’s cup of tea.

I say all that to say, I can get how this book and the Crazy Faith series can convince you he is nothing more than another prosperity gospel preacher. It’s funny because if you believe he is a false prophet he’d tell you to “pray about it” and ask the Spirit, and go with whatever the Holy Spirit says to you. So if you haven’t gotten the book yet , and surged through these reviews and felt uneasy. Pray about it and ask God.

I’ve watched Pastor Mike on repeated occasions say “if ANYTHING I say or teach does not sit well with YOUR SPIRIT. ALWAYS go to the Word of God.” On repeated occasions he tells people to ALWAYS trust the Word of God before word of man.

I’ve watched Pastor Mike stand on the pulpit and repent for former teachings where he said God told him he misinterpreted His Word/scripture and to repent on that same platform, and so Pastor Mike did.

I’ve heard him preach how we need “to seek Gods presence and NOT his presents”

If you only go by this book, his social media, or have only seen a sermon or two I understand you believing he is nothing more than another mega church prosperity gospel teacher. I truly do. And Lord knows we do not need anymore of those.

I highly recommend his sermon series : “ Who is the Minster Here” where the ENTIRE series is based on spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone everywhere. How WE may be someone’s first or only example of Christ, and as believers it is our job to live in a way that glorifies Christ in order to bring others to salvation.

“Anchored” the sermon series is about Jesus being an anchor in your life. Staying tied to Jesus NOT for blessings, but simply because He is our savior and we NEED to be solely dependent on Christ alone and Christ alone… not our jobs, not our relationships, none of those will sustain us in this life. ONLY Christ our savior will.

“The Upgrade” sermon series is a teaching on the Holy Sprit and how we need to rely on the power of the Holy Spirit EVERYDAY and in EVERY area (finances, relationships, family, decisions making) in our lives. It teaches how we have the Living Spirit of Christ inside us that will lead us to repentance, to forgiveness, to push us to lead a life that pleases Christ.

The Forgiveness series is based on how we as believers have an obligation to forgive. We cannot harbor hate and resentment, because it goes against God commandment to love everyone. How we cannot go before God with unforgiveness in our hearts knowing He saved us despite us following short of His glory DAILY. We need to forgive others as Christ has forgiven us.

I say all this to say—please don’t let this book or his social media deter you from exploring Christ further.

If the book isn’t for you, understandable. I get it. And that’s coming from someone who enjoys Pastor Mike.

Pastor Mike teachings has changed my life. I tithe faithfully, I read my Word, I worship God, I strive to be forgiving and understanding. I had no idea I had the Holy Spirit inside me, and how to use the Holy Spirit as a guide to live for Christ.
I’ve learned how to have a RELATIONSHIP with Jesus, and not to only seek Him when I need something. I’ve learned in every area of my life I need to be dependent on God, trust in God. And times when I can’t feel God, or feel lost and forsaken… I’ve learned how to stay ANCHORED to Christ even during the storms of life. I’ve learned that culture will twist and pervert the teachings of the Bible to justify sin and to always pray and trust the Word of God above all things. From P. Mike I learned that.

He truly is more than a prosperity preacher, I promise LOL.
BUTTTTT I get how some antics (for me it was the basketball thing after Kobe’s passing, and the car on the stage … ) it was a bit much.

I get how some antics and examples can be a turn off. But I also understand how some people absorb differently, and some of those SAME antics that might turn YOU off , just may bring OTHERS to Christ—especially this younger generation.

Now about the book, as much as I appreciate Pastor Mike. In my opinion, this book is Crazy Faith the series in written form. I know because before my book arrived I started watching the series again and even the jokes are the same. Some things even typed out verbatim from the series.

I feel like the book is more for people who may want the series in written form, or for the people who have no idea there even is a series.

I never leave biased reviews so I’m not gonna give this 5 stars because it’s Pastor Mike.

My sole purpose honestly in writing this review is to push some of the sermon series he’s done that glorify Christ to people who will write him off simply for this book.

He’s a man. He admits that constantly…to call him a false prophet may be a little but if a stretch though. As Pastor Mike would say though… “Pray and ask God to reveal his (Pastor Mike’s) heart to you.”
And if your Spirit continues to be uneasy then find someone who is right for you.

I know this was long, and if you’ve gotten this far remember (or hear for the first time) that Jesus loves you.

Be kind to people.
Be kind to YOURSELF.

Please take care of your physical body.

Please take care of your mental health.

Pray all things. God hears you, and His timing is perfect (doesn’t make the waiting any easier though)

And as Pastor Mike would say “it’s about PROGRESSION, not PERFECTION.”

Being saved doesn’t immediately mean BAM you’re changed and living for Christ is now easy breezy, unfortunately you’re gonna fall short of Gods glory constantly because you are human and ONLY JESUS is perfect and sinless.
Another P. Mike quote “if you give God your heart He will HELP you change your habits” so call on the Holy Spirit for help and guidance every single day, multiple times throughout the day.

So be patient with yourself as you go through life making mistake after mistake. Repenting (sometimes even repeatedly for the same sins)

This does not mean justify sin.
P. Mike taught me it’s not okay to KEEP sinning just because you KNOW God is merciful and will forgive you. But it is your responsibly to take accountability and confess the sin to God and repent and turn away from sin.

A lot of people like to think only massive obvious sins need repentance.

P. Mike taught me being angry can be a sin. Like “intentionally” harboring anger goes against Gods commandment to love and is a steeping stone that leads to other sin.

Murder stems from anger and unforgiveness.

White lies can be sin because you’re intentionally being deceitful.

So that white lie can be a stepping stone to full blown lying, cheating , and stealing.

God sees all, and we need to live and speak as if God is watching at all times (because He is).

Don’t do things just because you can hide it from humans, because you cannot hide it from God.

This are all things I’ve learned from 5 years of following P. Mike.

Don’t let this book specifically deter you from life changing teachings.

This isn’t to push you to Pastor Mike, it’s to push you to Christ. Find who works for you. To each their own. As P. Mike would say it’s not about the messenger but the message.

Be blessed. Be kind. Seek God and pray all things.
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