Best-selling author Larry Crabb cuts to the heart of the biblical view of marriage: the "one-flesh" relationship. He argues convincingly that the deepest needs of human personality - security and significance - ultimately cannot be satisfied by a marriage partner. We need to turn to the Lord, rather than our spouse, to satisfy our needs. This frees both partners for "soul oneness", a commitment to minister to our spouse's needs rather than manipulating them to meet our own needs. With "soul oneness" comes renewed "body oneness", where couples enjoy sexual pleasure as an expression and outgrowth of a personal relationship.
"Tried and true"
Everywhere we look, we see evidence that love is in short supply. Terrorists and political corruption, school shootings and troubled marriages, impatient online sniping and character assassination - all point to the fact that we do not know how to love one another as Jesus commanded and modeled. We put our own interests and happiness first, despite the fact that the greatest happiness comes through sacrificial love.
Written in a conversational first person, as if God is speaking directly to us, Dr. Crabb looks at each individual book in scripture and boils it down to a one- or two-sentence message to us from that particular book. He then unpacks each sentence in a short chapter answering the question, What does God want me to hear from this love letter?
"I am a fan"
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. Sharing people’s stories and personal anecdotes, Crabb explores how we can turn away from ourselves and toward each other, how we can become what he calls "other-centered". In Men & Women, 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.
Best-selling author and teacher Dr. Larry Crabb challenges that notion of prayer and offers a fresh perspective that is sure to revitalize even the most frustrated prayer life. When readers apply the principles of The Papa Prayer, they will experience the power of prayer like they never dreamed possible.
"A Must Read"
Encouragement is more than a compliment or a pat on the back. It’s a skill that can be mastered by anyone. What must we know in order to fulfill the biblical exhortation to "encourage one another"? Encouragement: The Key to Caring tells you. Part one deals with understanding encouragement, and part two explores the process of encouragement, including practical how-tos.
"An encouraging book to encourage Christians"
Look for God during troubling times, rather than looking for him to provide solutions. Such is the path to real freedom and joy, according to Finding God. Serious Christians, thoughtful people, men and women with the integrity to admit that life is not working as it should, will find a fresh perspective in this work by Dr. Larry Crabb.
"Right on time!"
In this updated and expanded edition of The Silence of Adam, Crabb and his colleagues, biblical scholar Don Hudson and counselor Al Andrews, offer a fresh look at how God designed men. The book deals thoughtfully and honestly with men's ongoing struggles and exposes the difficulties they have in relationships. It presents the rich calling men have to reveal God in ways uniquely masculine. And it summons them beyond their paralyzing fear of failure to bold risk-taking, courageous action, deep spirituality, and full-hearted living.
"Such a powerful book."
In his most significant book since the immensely successful Inside Out, Dr. Larry Crabb expands on his lifelong work in the field of psychotherapy to adopt a groundbreaking, but biblical, approach to healing the deep wounds of the soul - an approach that centers around building intimate, healing mini-communities in your life and church.
In this Gold Medallion Award-winning classic, Dr. Crabb affirms the power of the Scriptures to address the intricacies and deep needs of the human heart. Exploring the inseparable link between spiritual and psychological realities, Understanding People offers a vital lens on how we’re put together - who we really are and what makes us tick in our relationships with other people, with God, and with ourselves. In three parts, this book first points us to the Bible as our source of insight into perplexing heart issues.
When pain becomes too deep to bear, people ask 4 key questions: What's wrong? Who can help? What will the helper do? What can I hope for? In this program, Drs. Larry Crabb and Dan Allender answer these questions, while shedding light on the strengths and weaknesses of various counseling models, examining the role of the church in providing restoration and growth, and supplying important principles for finding real help. Penetrating, encouraging, and empathetic, Hope When You're Hurting challenges both professionals and church leaders to rethink their views on counseling and Christian community.
"An okay read"
With compelling narrative, Dr. Larry Crabb presents an inspiring new vision of a wonderful place where we learn what it means to "be like Jesus," what the process of getting there looks like, and how we can act as God's agents in each other's lives to help each other stay on course.
"The most honest book on the shelf"
Men and women are different in many fundamental ways that, if understood and honored, can lead to a deeper enjoyment of one another. In Men and Women: Enjoying the Difference, Dr. Larry Crabb tackles many important, tricky issues about marriage and relationships. He discusses obstacles to truly good relationships, anger, the different needs of men and women, how to make positive changes, and other questions that face couples in these difficult times.
"Men and Women by Larry Crabb"