Wrestling With Faith, Love, and Gators: Overcoming Barriers to Fully Loving God
by Chad Young
We hear people say we should love God with all our hearts, souls, and minds, but what does that mean? Or more importantly, what could it look like to fall in love with God?
”Chad, jump on the gator’s back!”
In a split second, a decision had to be made. Did Chad love his future brother-in-law enough to help him control a powerful seven-and-a-half-foot alligator? Ultimately, there was a subconscious devotion that affected his decision. We all face decisions every day. Some of them are small, but others are potentially life-altering. What you decide to do in those split seconds comes down to this: We all have beliefs about life and love, about what is most important, and we all act on those beliefs.
In this book, Chad Young addresses what many Christians are missing: being in love with God. The lack of genuine faith and love in the church is the main reason why 59% of college students who grew up with a Christian background are leaving the Christian faith. Chad uses his own faith journey and humorous stories to call you to a deeper, legitimate love for God.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chad Young works in full-time college ministry with Cru Global. He’s served in various local, regional, and national roles during the past sixteen years and currently is helping to launch Cru’s newest ministry, the graduate student ministry. He is the author of Authenticity: Real Faith in a Phony, Superficial World (InterVarsity Press), Wrestling with Faith, Love, and Gators (Leafwood), Encountering Jesus: An Exploration of His Life and Works for Grad Students (CruPress), a discipleship-training manual, and magazine articles for Worldwide Challenge and The Collegiate. He frequently speaks at retreats and conferences and regularly writes devotionals for his website. Chad, with his wife Elizabeth, travels the country to speak at churches and train church leaders how to make Biblical disciples.
Chad currently resides in Atlanta, GA, with his wife Elizabeth and their four children, Wyatt, Clark, Evelyn, and Josilynn. His hobbies include cheering on his kids in sports, following college football, and laughing with family around the backyard fire pit.
Wrestling with Faith, Love, & Gators