“A new way to live is available to us,” writes widely respected author and counselor Larry Crabb, “a way that leads to a joy-filled encounter with Christ, to a life-arousing community with others, and to a powerful transformation of our interior worlds that makes us more like Jesus.” You’ll see how God moves you from shattered dreams to better dreams to the highest dream– and the joy that comes from dreaming it.
This is a book that will... draw you to your closest Friend, help you discover your deepest spiritual desires, point you to your greatest hope, help you face your deepest pain, and invite you to your highest joy.
Join Larry Crabb on a life-changing adventure of encountering God in the midst of life’s most difficult times. And learn to live beyond your Shattered Dreams.
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This book is flat out amazing a complete God ordained reading in this season of my life I was recommended this book from my pastor whom is a family therapist and conflict resolution therapist in the season of my life when dreams begin the shatter in which I had no understanding of. then in reading of this book and the teaching of the Holy Spirit I began to understand the purpose for shattered dreams and began to trust God more intimately and on a level that I have never experienced before. And begin to realize that what God was actually doing threw my shattered dreams was revealing that I had a deep deep deep desire to just know him more intimately.
If happiness is only found in heaven and we are not to believe that God wants us live happily and abundantly in this life, why go on. Crabb's philosophy goes against the Christian teaching most have been taught. Couldn't get through this book. Not a good book for someone who is hurting due to broken dreams over and over. If I took on his philosophy that life is not to be enjoyed or we we never find happiness until we are heaven, I should go ahead a kill myself.
Every once in awhile, we get a gift of a book from a talented author genuinely inspired by God. This is one of those books.
Larry Crabb in Shattered Dreams has the courage to tell us that God is not supremely interested in our being happy. This disturbs people, but it is 100% true. God wants us close to him, and to act like His son Jesus.
Larry Crabb uses powerful imagery to explain how God wants us to be holy and set apart to Him, and will let our lesser happiness shatter when he wants to grow us up in His Joy. Joy and happiness are not synonymous, and Crabb argues when we genuinely are more interested in pleasing God and spending time with him that getting our way, we will experience the Joy of God like never before.
This book is a must read for anyone who is serious about their faith and understanding the struggle between our own happiness and living out the will of God; once we "offer our bodies as living sacrifices" and "be not conformed to...
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