Item description for Finding God Softcover by Larry Crabb...
Overview Dr. Larry Crabb helps readers understand that instead of using God to solve their problems, they need to use their problems to find God.
Publishers Description In today's world we are more preoccupied with solving our problems than with finding God. We've got things backward, says Dr. Larry Crabb. Instead of using God to solve our problems, we need to use our problems to find God.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Nov 14, 2013
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310205441 ISBN13 9780310205449 UPC 025986205447
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More About Larry Crabb
Dr. Larry Crabb is a well-known psychologist, seminar speaker, Bible teacher, author, and founder/director of NewWay Ministries. In addition to various speaking and teaching opportunities, he is also Scholar in Residence at Colorado Christian University and serves as Spiritual Director for the American Association of Christian Counselors. His many popular books include Inside Out, Finding God, The Pressure's Off, Connecting, Becoming a True Spiritual Community, The PAPA Prayer, SoulTalk, and his life work, 66 Love Letters. For additional information visit NewWayMinistries.org.
Reviews - What do customers think about Finding God?
Life Changing Jun 10, 2003
Well, I'm not sure that I have the ability to express my sentiments and thoughts any better than the other reviewers here, but with the hope of perhaps affecting one reader, I'll share a slightly different experience...
I read this book at a time when my life was falling apart. My marriage was in shambles, my business was bordering bankruptcy, my faith was wavering, and I didn't know what else to do or where else to turn. I didn't know whether or not to pray scriptures, get on my knees 3 times/day, get counseling, rebuke Satan, start fasting, give more money to church, or drop down and just want to die.
The point is that many of these things are well and good in and of themselves, but they have very little to do with understanding and trusting God. He's not a magic Geenie, He's not here for our personal material comforts, and much of today's teachings about God seem to lead us toward Him with the expectation that He'll solve our problems and make things better here on earth.
Dr. Larry Crabb truly puts life's difficulties into perspective and certainly helped me to turn to the Lord and turn away from trying to use "tricks" to get Him to do what I want. That alone is worth all of the pain and suffering I've been through.
Hope this helps. God Bless.
One of those books that drives it home Jun 2, 2003
Finding God speaks honestly and openly about the pain and hardship in our circumstances. Larry Crabb writes about the hurt in the loss of his brother in a plane crash and how this pain has impacted his walk with Christ. He lends his own insights as to the why and the answers God won't provide as well as what He does provide.
The Unexpected Answer to "Why" Apr 17, 2001
I read this challenging book during a time of personal hurt and questioning. It helped me see that the answers to questions concerning why things happen as they do are not as important as the Christ who came as The Answer. I learned that our feeble attempts to manipulate and control God by our prayers and whining will not work -- we must accept the fallen-ness of our world and through faith in God's ultimate goodness we find Him. Very thought provoking and inciteful.
Absolutely Essential - Feb 15, 2001
This is as essential as Covey's 7 Habits book. God used this book in my life so much that if you don't like it I will buy your copy and get it away to someone else. One of the most imprtant books I have ever read. - DaveDavidson.com
For those struggling with WHYs this is a MUST READ! Nov 3, 1999
This book has tremendous impact, because it corrects our view of God, ourself and our problems. It describes how we relate to Him and others based on these views. Excellent examples are used.
FINDING GOD is not just something you sit back and read. It requires decision-making. At times this book can be really infuriating and the level of trust required by God can seem completely unreasonable. Yet the author is always encouraging, convincing us of how badly we want to trust God in that no-holds-barred way.
This book changed my life, but not in the way I expected it to, Praise God! I initially purchased the book looking for relief from anxiety and depression. I wanted to feel better. What I got was a way closer to God and a level of trust in Him I didn't even know I was missing. My response to my problems has slowly changed as my trust has grown. This may have alleviated some anxiety. That's not really my focus anymore, so it's hard to measure. But I am happy. And the WHYs are pretty much gone.