Endorsements for Radically Normal...
“How can Christians live faithfully without becoming either too obsessive or too complacent? Is there a 'middle ground' that isn't lukewarm but is rather alive with a 'radically normal' devotion to Christ? In this provocative and timely book, pastor Josh Kelley suggests that the most radical pursuit of Christ has more to do with joyfully leaning into grace than it does with being a self-sufficient 'Super Christian.'” Brett McCracken, author of Hipster Christianity: When Church & Cool Collide and Gray Matters: Navigating the Space Between Legalism & Liberty
“Through his biblical insight, humor, and humility, Josh Kelley assures us that we can be committed Christ followers without being kooky or uptight. Radically Normal is an enjoyable and refreshing read for every new believer, seasoned Christian, or burned-out ministry worker who needs to be reminded that our everyday lives can be exciting and meaningful when we follow Jesus wholeheartedly.” Cindi McMenamin, national speaker and author of a dozen books, including When Women Walk Alone
“If you’d like help on living for Jesus in a way that’s so surprisingly different from either legalism or complacency that it has to be called radical, then Josh Kelley’s Radically Normal should be in your hands right now.” Dr. Robert Mounce, Scholar, author, and a translator of the NIV, NLT, and the ESV
“Greatness is all about being great in the eyes of God. But understanding God’s mission, regardless of who you are, can be a challenge. In a very entertaining way, Josh Kelley’s book helped me to better understand what kind of Christian God has called me to be." Jake Byrne, tight-end for the San Diego Chargers and co-author of Reaching Goals on God's Gridiron
“What can I tell you but that this book changed me? Josh convinced me the radical normals have the greatest potential to free the most people with the truth of God's ordinary-extraordinary love because it's exactly how Josh lives. He's written what he believes because he's lived what he's saying. He's drunk the water and been transformed into the radically normal follower I want to be. Those who read this manifesto of freedom could change not just themselves, but the entire world into wonderfully normal radicals.“ Mick Silva, editor (including Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts) and consultant for “Writers of a Higher Purpose“
“If you’ve ever felt lost in the Christian chatter about living too radically or too complacently, then Radically Normal is for you. Josh Kelley's skillfully written book will help you move past your guilt—or your obsessive tendencies—and discover a joy-driven, obedient life that gets kingdom work done.” Caleb Breakey, author of Called to Stay and Dating Like Airplanes
“With so many books on the market sending the message that the best way to serve God is to sell everything and move to Africa, Josh Kelley’s book, Radically Normal, is a powerful contrast that not all are called to that life. But all are called to serve Christ right where we are. Radically Normal gives us permission to be sold-out for Christ right here in our neighborhoods, at our places of work, and in our homes. Kelley, in his conversational style of writing that draws on his well of life experiences, reminds us that our daily work, our daily grind, and our daily life matter to God." Cornelia Becker Seigneur, author, journalist, speaker, connector and founder of the Faith & Culture Writers Conference.
“In this delightful book, Josh Kelley clearly identifies two extremes we see every day in the church—obsessive Christianity and complacent Christianity. He offers insightful and sometimes humorous illustrations and stories to show what these extremes look like, and he offers solid, biblical advice on how to reach a radically normal balance. This book will help you find that balance in your life.” Rick Walston, president of Columbia Evangelical Seminary and author of many books, including Something Happened on the Way to Happily Ever After
“I have always wanted to be radically normal—I just didn't have the right name or a well-considered definition. Now I have both. Read, learn, and inwardly digest...and be ready to pass it on!” Graham Kerr, The Galloping Gourmet and author of 29 books
“In Radically Normal, my friend Josh Kelley cleverly dismantles the either/or thinking that ends up actually causing us to live half-lives, half-heartedly. Having spent the seminal years of my own life struggling to be as 'spiritual' Monday through Saturday as I was on Sunday, I’m thankful that God helped me see the exciting, enjoyable, every day, possibilities of normal Christianity. To experience God in everything is really a much greater view of spirituality and my hat is off to Josh for handing out God-colored glasses to everyone!” Dave Browning, Lead Pastor of Christ the King Community Church, International and author of Deliberate Simplicity
“Radically Normal completely resonated with me, a Christian who has run the church gamut, encountering hand-clapping Charismatics, head-bowing solemn worshippers, and zealous missionaries. Comparing myself to all of types of Christians, I've questioned my faith, often doubting I was radical enough. Josh’s engaging style makes Radically Normal a fun, enlightening read that affirmed my place in the kingdom of God as a radically normal Christian.” Holly Michael, co-author of Reaching Goals on God's Gridiron, ghostwriter, journalist, and blogger
“@joshkelley YOU ROCK !” Vanilla Ice, recording artist and one-hit wonder (yes, the real Vanilla Ice tagged me in that tweet, but he probably meant @joshbkelley)