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Finding God: Moving Through Your Problems Toward

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In today's psychological culture, we have become a people more concerned with solving our problems than finding God. Suffer low self -esteem? Get counseling. Unfulfilled in life? Join a recovery group. But solving problems is not the point, argues Dr. Larry Crabb. In fact whenever we place a higher priority on solving our problems than on pursuing God, we are being immoral ...more
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Published June 1st 2010 by Zondervan (first published January 1st 1993)
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Chris Bloom
My only other exposure to Crabb before reading this one was The Silence of Adam, dealing with men's issues. I thought that one was excellent, presaging such popular works of the 90s as John Eldredge's Wild at Heart without the wild theological tangents of many such works.

I was not prepared for Knowing God. I'm a fan of authors like Phillip Yancey and Brennan Manning, who refuse to stop at the shiny happy surface of Christianity but rather show how hard it really is to learn to know God. Crabb's

In 1993, Larry Crabb published Finding God, a book in which he explores our journey toward God and His journey toward us. Crabb opens by exploring his personal journey and his necessity of experiencing God and how it is important for each of us. In the part 2, he examines obstacles to finding him and how they are often driven by wrong thinking and wrong desires. In the final section, he points us to the pathway of of finding God.

Dr Crabb has always struck me as an honest writer, but it seems th
Kim Winters
I was actually surprised by how much I liked this book.

This is a potentially powerful book - especially for anyone currently struggling to follow God in the midst of suffering. It covers tough topics in a very personal way - things like sovereignty, doubt, trust, self-centeredness, pain, intimacy and growth.

Crabb is very personal about his struggle with God despite years of ministry. This struggle was brought to a head (described in chapter one) when Crabb received the crushing news that his b
Rita Wilkinson
I have almost finished this book and intend to reread it when I'm through. It is speaking to my heart and has helped me see the truth that the basis for our fallen nature is our tendency not to trust God. When the trials of life come, as they inevitably do, we seek desperately to make life work with the tools and talents God has given us. We do everything in our power to placate God and try to get Him to cooperate with our plans so we can be happy and live the lives we feel we deserve. In the en ...more
Ronnie Allgood
One of the best books I've read. Top of the list.
Very well thought out and expressed.
The way he shared Hebrews 11:6 was an eye opener for me to seek God more diligently.
My love for the Lord has been strengthened and encouraged having read this guys thoughts on God.
David Smith
Was EXACTLY what I needed when I read it. I went on my first sabbatical in 2009. Had non idea what to do, so I borrowed several spiritual books from the library and took my Bible. I laid all the books out and looked for one I felt "drawn" to. This was it. Boy, am I ever glad. My life was changed as a result of the way God worked through that experience.
 Jim Hutson
Jun 21, 2008 Jim Hutson rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: leaders, men, husbands, young adults, christians
Recommended to Jim by: Scott Englemann
This is definately a must-read after INSIDE/OUT. This compliments and further develops what Crabb left out of the other book and is a wonderful companion to the journey of facing the real God, especially in the days of artifical constructs by so many.
This is another of the study books for the leadership group and I would highly recommend it.
Rebekah Vickery
This book is probably the one I can say changed my outlook on Christianity, as well as my outlook on my life purpose. It started me on a trajectory that moved towards delighting in the Lord, rather than looking for His hand in my life or using comfort to prove His goodness.
Larry Crabb profoundly describes the frustrations and then the steps to finding a deep relationship with God. It is a challenging pursuit until we drop the facades and open ourselves to a Majesty that truly is good!
LOVE this book! i have read it about 4 times, and sometimes just pick it up and read a page or so. I like Crabb's way of thinking.... both inspires and challenges me to live the way God intended.
Stephy Jemmisparks
This book scared the daylights out of the new and young convert I was. Even pastors I spoke to, had share similar sentiments.
Sue Stokke
An all time favorite...published in the 90' least my third time through it.
I have a feeling I'll be mulling Crabb's thoughts in this book for a while...
Jan 05, 2010 Sarah is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
very challenging and good... almost finished.
from my father. interesting and worth the read
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Dr. Larry Crabb is a well-known psychologist, conference and seminar speaker, Bible teacher, popular author, and founder/director of NewWay Ministries. In addition to various other speaking and teaching opportunities, Dr. Crabb offers a weekend conference throughout the country entitled Life on the Narrow Road and a week-long School of Spiritual Direction held in Colorado Springs, CO. He currently ...more
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