Item description for Men& Women: Enjoying the Difference by Larry Crabb...
Overview In an updated edition of his bestseller--now including a discussion guide--Larry Crabb explores the rich but ofter troubled relationships between men and women. Giving numerous examples from his counseling and speaking ministry, Crabb demonstrates how we can turn away from ourselves and toward each other, to become what he calls "other-centered", rather than self-centered.
Publishers Description What does it take to get along for a lifetime? Men and women share a deadly problem that kills good relating. The problem is this: we are committed, first of all, to ourselves. Each of us, without blushing, holds fast to an overriding concern for our own well-being. Giving numerous examples from his counseling and speaking ministry, Crabb explores how we can turn away from ourselves and toward each other, how we can become what he calls 'other-centered.' Dr. Crabb maintains that men and women are different in important ways that, if understood and honored, can lead to a deep enjoyment of one another, an enjoyment that can last forever.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date May 11, 1993
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 031033831X ISBN13 9780310338314 UPC 025986338312
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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 Men & Women?
Mind stretcher Mar 20, 2007
This is an amazing book, using the term "amazing" without necessarily meaning anything either positive or negative. Crabb promotes a Biblical idea of the difference in gender roles. He supports his points by scriptural reference, by referring to his counseling, and to common sense. If you don't like his goal, if you have the modern view of such things, this book will make your teeth hurt. Not only will his goals set your hair on fire, he is, above all, plausible. He is not slick-plausible. He is a good writer and organizer of his material. For those who disagree, even vehemently disagree, with his views, it would be an educational experience to deal with his book using logic and reason. Ripping it to shreds and jumping up and down on the scraps while screaming obscenities--which passes for scholarship in some fields--is not what I'm talking about. Deal with this book, whatever your position, with reason, logic, and fact, and you will know more about, among other things, what you think and why you think it.
I was particularly struck by his extensive investigation into how a wife's regard for her husband can build him up or ruin him. The same is mentioned in passing by other writers in the fiels, but Crabb goes into some detail.
Crabb spends the bulk of his time exploring marital issues. It appears to me that, if men and women are to take gender-separate roles, the manifestations of such differences would be in the workplace, or in other groups. Crabb doesn't get into this. I expect that telling a woman to be a helpmate and to accept husband's decisions with a joyful and grateful heart is going to create some confusion when a woman is an equal colleague of a man at work, or a supervisor. Then what?
As I say, worth reading if it doesn't change your mind in the slightest, or if it does.
Engaging Book Dec 30, 2005
I originally discovered this book at the library. The title caught my attention so I checked it out, and I am so glad I did! This book is very unlike any other relationship book I have read thus far, (from the Christian perspective anyhow, some of Dr. Crabb's sentiments about gender differences are echoed by Dr. Laura, John Gray, and others). His approach to explaining differences is both humble and enticing. For women who struggle to overcome a very feminist background in which the term "submission" causes the hair on our neck to rise, his book is palpable and invites one to examine his or her motives.
Dr. Crabb's explanations are such that your mind and heart remain open to receiving something profound. This book is beneficial not just for individuals struggling in relationships, but singles as well, the premise being one that reminds us that our main enemy in life is selfishness and the only freedom from a life lived in a self-centered prison is one which focuses on other-centered living: how true, and how simple. As the Word says, "the truth will set you free," indeed, the truth as it is presented in this book, if humbly embraced, has the capacity to do just that.
Not Just a Book on Love & Marriage Jul 28, 2000
This book is a must read for everybody, whether you plan to get married or stay single all your life. It uncovers the true source of all conflict in human relationships and provides the remedy as well! Shock!.
Have you been abused? Mistreated? This book is definitely for you. It is the answer that we all need to hear whether we want to or not. It's gentle and truthful. It will knock your socks off, and massage your feet!
This is another one of the best books I've ever read.
I can't put it down. I read it over and over and each time I find something else I didn't see before. At times you'll want to read ahead to see where the author is going. It is just that intriguing. I found myself getting frustrated the first time through it. I kept asking out loud, "Will you please get to the point?" But man... woman! was it ever worth it. I'm ready to get married again! *lol*