Item description for Relationships: A Mess Worth Making by Tim S. Lane & Paul D. Tripp...
Overview While skillfully identifying the deeper issues that keep relationships less than they are designed to be, Tim Lane and Paul Tripp show readers how to experience the other side of relationships as well. They convincingly testify of the power of God?s presence to bring believers to the place where:
Conflicts actually get resolved Tough conversations turn out positive Forgiveness is granted and real love is expressed and shared Casual relationships mature into deep friendships Weaknesses are overlooked and strengths are applauded People are honest without being mean A book about relationships, written within the context of their own friendship, Tim and Paul?s new offering is straightforward about the relational disappointments that we all suffer. But they are also optimistic about the power of grace to redeem and restore our relationships. Rather than presenting new or sophisticated techniques to make relationships flourish, the authors instead focus on the basic character qualities that can only be formed in the heart by the gospel. ?We are called to be people of great character so that when we do come in contact with the world our character shapes and influences those around us. Even though relationships are messy, they are also what God uses to rescue us from ourselves,? say Tim and Paul.
Publishers Description With penetrating insight and practical applications, Relationships: A Mess Worth Making identifies how to work through the most stubborn problems that plague any contemporary relationship - be it marriage, parent-child, or friendship.
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Studio: New Growth Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2007
Publisher NEW GROWTH PRESS #1265
ISBN 0977080765 ISBN13 9780977080762
Reviews - What do customers think about Relationships?
WOW! Mar 3, 2010
I'm the person that NEVER leaves reviews but this book is really something special- I had to. The way I found this book is interesting. I was searching the web looking for something that speaks about trouble within a Christian relationship and what God says about it. I found a article that just so happened to be the first chapter of this book. I shared it with my boyfriend and it helped us both see relationships the way God intended them to be. So I just had to get the whole book.
I've read a lot of books about relationships but this is the best I've ever had the pleasure of reading. I had to thank God for this one, it's a blessing. Also thank you to the two men that wrote this book, it helps in ways you might never know. This is a must read for every Christian!
Very thought provoking book! Oct 19, 2009
This book will definitely make you think. They 'tell it like it is' and I would highly recommend this to anyone struggling with any relationship.
One of the best!!! Aug 22, 2009
This book has touched my heart in a deeply profound way. I found it was so thrilling that I read it from cover-to-cover. I couldn't put it down so I read it until 2 a.m. Now,I am now reading it a second time and taking extensive notes. Unless you are a hermit, this book can benefit you and all your relationships. I will recommend this book to all of my friends.
Don't Judge This Book by it's Cover May 18, 2009
On the top of the back cover it reads, "Hope for messy, conflict-ridden relationships": unless you are prideful, blind, or live in a cave that sentence will appeal to you. Tripp and Lane once again deliver an impressive book. Relationships are messy but through 15 chapters the authors show us that they are indeed a mess worth making. Inside this excellent work you will find advice for conversations, apologies, forgiveness, mercy, how to use your time and money, and much more. But more importantly each chapter is gospel-saturated. This book does not only define the problem it offers the only biblical solution--Christ and Him crucified.
This seems like such a petty thing to say...but...the cover really turns me off to the book. It makes it look like a book for high school students. Either that or something that a grandmother made and she just had to get all of her grandkids on the cover.
Inside, one thing concerns me and that is the use of The Message for many Scripture passages. While I find that paraphrase helpful at times, I think a fair amount of people are turned off to it. I sincerely hope that it does not distract from the beautiful message of this book. One other, minor disappointment that I hope gets corrected in the second edition (if there is one), is that the authors refer to the wrong James as the author of the Epistle of James. Easy mistake, but again I hope it does not hurt their credibility. These dislikes are minor and the overall tenor of this book is phenomenal.
If every member of our churches followed the biblical guidelines outlined in this book then our churches would be much healthier places. Once again Tripp and Lane bring us to the foot of the Cross and therein points us to healing in our relationships.
Good Value Book Apr 9, 2009
Book had little use on it and no writting in it. Fast delivery, well packaged, great price.