Shattered Dreams: God's Unexpected Path to Joy
This book addresses the hard questions and the hard times and does not mask it with Chistian platitudes. It is revolutionizing my desire for God and I hope my daily walk as His child living in this broken world with the certain hope of heaven where we will no longer be broken!
July 31, 2012
Must Read Book
The only people who do NOT need to read this book are the ones WITHOUT Shattered Dreams. A real paradigm shifter!
March 6, 2012
It hits the spot and delivers 'why' we sometimes have "Shattered Dreams"
February 9, 2012
A Severe Companion
It takes courage, and a rather other-worldly conviction, to write a book thatÃ¢ÂÂs not a self-contained experience of satisfaction. This book, in focusing on the gift of shattered dreams, is like a spiritual leaf-blower, blasting away all that covers your true grounding in God, and like a leaf-blower, it also kicks up a lot of other things, like worms and rot in the soul. But it unearths more than it answers, and leaves your soul, and your story, open-ended, ready for a fresh, deeply personal encounter of God. The outstanding workbook accompanying this edition insistently fosters these encounters. Like a good spiritual director, the book is careful to stay out of the way of becoming more of a resource to you than GodÃ¢ÂÂs living presence.
When I finished the last chapter, at first I felt disappointed, and maybe a little cheated, having secretly hoped, after pages and pages of pent up anticipation, for a neat and tidy conclusion. But after a couple of days of turning to the living God, God spoke, as only God can do, to my unique soul. God gave me an image for an anchoring hope in Him that was not articulated as such in the book, but which I was made ready to receive because of the book. And now, I wouldnÃ¢ÂÂt have it any other way. Now IÃ¢ÂÂm glorifying God, not Larry Crabb, and IÃ¢ÂÂm grateful to Crabb as a brother on the journey.
Working through this book is an eminently worthwhile experience I would recommend to anyone desiring deeper fellowship with and purer hope in God. When I say Ã¢ÂÂworkingÃ¢ÂÂ, however, IÃ¢ÂÂm not kiddingÃ¢ÂÂthis book requires spiritual labor. But itÃ¢ÂÂs good work if you can get it. -
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, in exchange for writing an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review.
April 1, 2011