Chris Tomlinson’s memoir Crave: Wanting So Much More of God tells of his desire and attempt to take seriously what it means to be a Christ-follower, living full-on for God even when that means doing something risky or conspicuous. Colorful metaphors, self-deprecating humor, and genuine expressions of personal transparency leave the reader feeling like Tomlinson is a member of their own church small group. The stories of his experiences will challenge and inspire any Christian desiring to grow in their faith.
Crave is a series of testimonies about how God has moved in Tomlinson’s life, revolving specifically around his desire for more than what is typically offered by American mainline Christendom. We watch him struggle to develop the habit of praying daily even after successfully developing the habit of flossing nightly mere weeks before. We follow him to a nearby outdoor mall where he and a few friends set up folding chairs and sit next to signs that say things like, “What is your prayer request?” and “Ask anything about God.” We experience his apprehension and anxiety as he internally debates whether to initiate a spiritual conversation with a young woman next to him on an airplane flight. Throughout his stories there is a strong sense of the conviction that has enveloped his heart and life, that God is not who he once thought He was.