Not necessarily what one wants to hear but every statement rings true. We were built with the desire for safety and comfort and pleasure. And this often takes precedence takes over faith when plans don't materialize. Have studied the book Ruth many times but this perspective has added a needed dimension to my faith.
This book is to not be read by those who want an easy fix for their pain. God is in the business of healing hurts, but we must allow Him to do it His way. Embracing our pain enables us to see and experience what God has for us and make us into the persons He wants us to be. Crabb reminds us that it God who does the healing, not ourselves and the process will be painful but so worth it! This book is for those who really want to know God.
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!