66 Love Letters: A Conversation with God That Invites You into His Story - eBook  -     By: Larry Crabb
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66 Love Letters: A Conversation with God That Invites You into His Story - eBook

Thomas Nelson / 2010 / ePub

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A personal approach to help you know God, discover his great love for you, and learn how you fit into his larger story! Writing from a first-person conversational perspective, Crabb summarizes each book of the Bible in a few main points, then explains what God intends for us to take away from it.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 9781418584009
ISBN-13: 9781418584009
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Forever change the way you look at the Bible . . . and your own life

Have you ever read the Bible only to come away confused? Ever wondered if God actually had you in mind when He began telling His story?

Though life may not be going according to your plan, God has another one, far better than you can imagine. From Genesis to Revelation, experience His invitation to get you dancing with joy.

In 66 Love Letters Larry Crabb offers a fresh, relational look at Scripture:

“When you finish reading my first love letter to you, I want you to realize that I never underestimated how thoroughly you’d mess up your life or how painfully you would struggle and suffer, and I don’t want you to underestimate your failures or struggles either. They’re all part of the story I’m telling. “But neither have I underestimated my determination or ability to enter both the mess you’ve made and the pain you feel, then turn everything around. I can, and I will, make everything good again. Never underestimate me.”

Larry’s intimate conversation with God asks deeply honest questions such as:

  • “God, what is it you wanted me to see in Obadiah?”
  •  “And what’s up with Leviticus? Is there anything there for me?”
  •  “This one verse in Galatians has always frustrated me. Why is that?”
  •  “The way you wrote Revelation makes it difficult to understand—why didn’t you just describe what will happen in a straightforward way?”

Listen to the story of God unfold through these chapters, and you’ll fi nd not only His redeeming love but His plan and provision designed especially for you.


66 Love Letters by Dr. Larry Crabb is a layman’s guide to the themes of the individual books of the Bible, presented as conversations. The book addresses the issue of figuring out what the Bible means in a world too busy to dive into the volumes of commentaries. Dr. Crabb, well known psychologist and Scholar-in-Residence at Colorado Christian University, has written many other books, including Inside Out, The PAPA Prayer, and Finding God.

The conversational aspect of this book is distinctive, showing, through sixty-six chapters organized in seven parts, that the Bible is a love story. Within each chapter the conversation focuses on the main issues and purposes of the addressed book, each chapter containing a bold-faced main point.

The book, while interesting and thought-provoking, suffers from its somewhat nonchalant conversational style. For instance, some of the questions Dr. Crabb asks seem a bit too convenient and scripted, giving the text a stale predictability at times. As anyone who has ever written a piece with dialogue knows, it is very difficult to make it genuine, especially when it is a longer conversation. This book, with some chapters being entirely dialogue, does only an on par job of this.

This book is also, despite the light tone of conversation, heavy reading, challenging the mind. The required reader comprehension level is high. It is thusly, in my opinion, best if read in small chunks, perhaps one chapter at a time. I consequently would not recommend this for young readers who either utterly consume books, not able to put them down, or who put them down and forget them. For older readers with more absorbent minds, especially ones new to the faith, this book is worth picking up. Over all, the book is unique in its format, but not overly spectacular in its delivery. – Matthew J. Mimnaugh, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com

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    Army Mom
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    66 Love Letters is a book that explores finding God in each book of the bible. This can be extremely helpful especially in some of the books in the Old Testament. In each chapter the author has a "conversation" with God and with-in these conversations we begin to get a glimmer of God's character and how it relates to that particular book. Now some people might find it hard to wrap their head around the fact that a human is speaking for God, but I found that most of the conversations were really well done and in most case very enlightening.

    This is a book that would be hard to sit and read cover to cover. I have found that this book works much better if you read the chapter on which book of the bible you are studying. This is not a commentary or a book on theology, but it is a book that points us in the direction of God and his great love for humanity.
  2. New Freedom, PA
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    August 23, 2013
    mom of 6
    New Freedom, PA
    Age: 35-44
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    This is a must read for any believer who wants to understand God's Word better. it is a real walk with the Creator. I cant get enough of the book, and want to digest every bit along with Scripture. I am buying several copies at my expense just to give away- in hopes God will speak to many more with a better understanding of the purpose for leaving His word among us>
  3. Age: 45-54
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    August 21, 2013
    Age: 45-54
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    This is an excellent read. Gives you a whole new perspective on your life in Christ. Can't be read like a novel. I have found that I need to read each chapter at least twice and chew on it a while before proceeding to the next. I highly recommend this book.
  4. Intercession City, Fla.
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    October 6, 2010
    Intercession City, Fla.
    Age: 45-54
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    "66 Love Letters: A conversation with God that invites you into His story" by Dr. Larry Crabb published by Thomas Nelson

    I like what the author said in the introduction, "The Bible is a love story that begins with a divorce. Everything from the third chapter of Genesis through the end of Revelation is the story of a betrayed lover wooing us back into His arms_"

    From there the author attempts to figure out what God is trying to say to us in each book of the Bible. I enjoyed many of the authors insights, especially from the minor prophets. eg. In Amos the writer brings out the idea that the book is about ‘relational sin' which ‘destroys relationships and eliminates the source of identity and joy.'

    In the NT the writer brings out that the word translated ‘prayer' in the book of Luke means to ‘wish forward'.

    There are a lot of good insights from someone who is not a biblical scholar in this book. I would recommend having it on your nightstand to follow along as you read each of the chapters of the Bible.
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