Time for a Great Question: “What Is WRONG with You?!”

02 Dec

My wife Linda and I sell books on Amazon.  We ship out about 10-15 books per day.  Most of our sales are straightforward.

Occasionally, we have to deal with the “20% crazy factor.”  This refers to those Screen Shot 2016-09-06 at 6.28.51 AMcustomers who complain or send their book back and write things like, “No longer needed” or “There was writing on one page” or “I ordered the wrong textbook.”  We (mostly) cheerfully refund their money.  Without arguing.  Without criticism.

But one customer was so incensed with her purchase (the book had some highlighting in it which we accurately described in its listing) that she wrote us an email that simply said, “WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?”

Now, we could have gone into a lot of detail as to what is wrong with us, what is biblically wrong with her, etc.  But we didn’t.  We simply refunded her money.

It did remind me of the great Tozer quote you see above.  ‘Cause we are all broken. And there is a LOT that is wrong with us!


Posted by on December 2, 2016 in sin


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3 responses to “Time for a Great Question: “What Is WRONG with You?!”

  1. Nathan

    December 3, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Do you sell theology books? Do you have an online store? Speaking of books, I still have and enjoy the text you assigned, “To Know and Love God.”

    Do you remember the time some members of our class snickered at the at the atheist apologist and you ended the class? You warned us to be respectful of others and listen closely to what they are saying, so that we can: articulate a meaningful response, deepen our own understanding of our faith, and ultimately reach people for Christ. At the time, I was slightly annoyed that we had to go home 30 min early for the actions of a few. That experience though, is burned into my memory and has changed the way I approach others every day since then. It was one of my most important lessons at CIU. (2011)

    Still praying for you! God’s doing something.

  2. Dr. Larry Dixon

    December 8, 2016 at 7:18 am

    Nathan: Thank you so much for your kind words. The Lord is meeting my need for meaningful ministry — I’m a part-time, interim pastor in a good church in Augusta. We commute each Sunday. Thanks for praying for me. Blessings. Dr. D. (yes, we’re still selling books on Amazon. Our online name is

    • john

      December 22, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      Glad to see that you are still part-time occupied with your good works. But how you sell books via online “” is hard to understand. The website is a dead end, at least it was for me when I tried it.
      I wish you and your Family a Very Merry Christmas and All the Best for the New Year.


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