• Wrestling with Faith, Love, and Gators: Overcoming Barriers to Fully Loving God

Wrestling with Faith, Love, & Gators: Overcoming Barriers to Fully Loving God

$ 14.99

by Chad Young

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 love God that completely?

“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, a subconscious devotion 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 what you believe is most important.

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.

Chad Young works in full-time college ministry, serving as a national director with Cru Global. He has served on the staff of Cru for fifteen years. He is the author of Authenticity: Real Faith in a Phony, Superficial World (InterVarsity Press), 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, findingauthenticchristianity.com. Chad travels the country to speak at churches and train church leaders on how to make biblical disciples. Chad currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife and their four young children.

Wrestling with Faith, Love, & Gators is a winner! Whether you’re young, old, or in between, you’ll love Chad Young’s style of writing. He mixes biblical truths while sharing his own life experiences. Some of which will make you shake your head and ask, ‘what was he thinking?’ Reading it is more like sitting around the dinner table swapping stories than reading a book. In fact, by the time you finish reading this book, you’ll probably want to invite him to dinner!”
Lillian Duncan, author of the Deadly Communications series

“Alligators, green biscuits, and lighting on a lake—the best part about Chad’s masterful storytelling is that his illustrations really make the point clear and it sticks! My friend Chad is so real and authentic that his life perspectives in his book make you want to pursue Jesus and trust him enough to jump into an empty swimming pool, believing the Lord will fill it as you jump. His wisdom through Scripture and story makes you respond with, ‘Well, of course! Why wouldn’t I wholeheartedly surrender to Jesus?!’”
Roger Hershey, Cru staff speaker, author of The Finishers

“Chad Young’s Wrestling with Faith, Love, & Gators serves to remind us
that the basic elements of being a disciple of Jesus Christ are found in
the framework of the Great Commandment. Through personal stories,
Scripture, and the words of an eclectic cadre of writers, Young provides
insight and encouragement for young adults seeking to sort out the hard
issues of life in the Light of Gospel Truth. Here is a book you will want
to share with your Bible study group or with that skeptical friend who is
seeking authentic answers to life’s tough issues.”
Rick Brewer, PhD, president of Louisiana College


Wrestling with Faith, Love, & Gators is a medley of scriptural anchors, modern day perplexities, inspirational testimonies, and Chad’s selfdeprecating anecdotes that all work together to serve as powerful, pointdriving guidance. Each chapter helps make Wrestling with Faith, Love, & Gators both refreshing and eye opening, whether one is new to the faith or a long-time believer in need of renewal. Page after page, Chad writes with a steady mixture of maturity, wisdom, and humility, providing insightful answers to questions, old and new, about Christianity.”
Trent Fasnacht, freelance home renovator/TV host —American Rehab Charleston, Blogger—Blood, Sweat, and Pig’s Ears

“Through adventures with gators, spiders, waterbeds, and junior high
bullies—and stories of real people, students, learning how to follow
Jesus every day—Chad Young invites us into the astonishing adventure
of loving God. Winsome, vivid, practical, insightful, sometimes hilarious,
sometimes sobering, but always wise: this is a good friend’s guide to what Jesus called the most important thing in life. Join the adventure!”
Dr. David Horner, professor of philosophy and biblical studies, Biola
University, author of Mind Your Faith: A Student’s Guide to Thinking and
Living Well (IVP Academic)

“These days, it seems like everyone is talking about how to connect with millennials and younger generations in order to present Christian truth effectively. It is always a joy to come across a resource that does this well, and this is definitely the case with Chad Young’s new book, Wrestling with Faith, Love, & Gators. In addition to having a really cool title, this book stirs the heart, informs the mind, and motivates the soul! Chad’s ability to communicate truth via riveting stories and true-life accounts is what makes this book such a perfect work for the times in which we live. I highly recommend it.”
Alex McFarland, director, Apologetics and Christian Worldview, North Greenville University, SC


ISBN: 9780891124122

Pages: 208

Dimensions (inches): 8.5 x 5.5

Weight (pounds): 0.55

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