Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

  • List Price: $15.99
  • Save: $4.55 (28%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Connecting: Healing Ourse... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Book itself is in great condition. Cover is perfect, binding is tight, minor underlining is why this listed as "good".
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Connecting: Healing Ourselves and Our Relationships Paperback – March 20, 2005

4.6 out of 5 stars 56 customer reviews

See all 11 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$11.44
$5.99 $0.01

The Numberlys Best Books of the Year So Far
$11.44 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Connecting: Healing Ourselves and Our Relationships
  • +
  • Inside Out
  • +
  • Shattered Dreams: God's Unexpected Path to Joy
Total price: $35.78
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Dr. Larry Crabb is a well-known psychologist, conference and seminary speaker, Bible teacher, popular author, and founder/director of NewWay Ministries. He is currently Scholar in Residence at Colorado Christian University in Denver and Visiting Professor of Spiritual Formation for Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta. Dr. Crabb and his wife of forty-six years, Rachael, live in the Denver, Colorado area. For additional information please visit www.newwayministries.org

If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $2.99 (Save 70%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
  • Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.
  • Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. You can also see more Kindle MatchBook titles here or look up all of your Kindle MatchBook titles here.
  • Read the Kindle edition on any Kindle device or with a free Kindle Reading App.
  • Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.com.
  • Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.
Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.


The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Reprint edition (March 20, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849945291
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849945298
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,130 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By David R. Bess VINE VOICE on July 29, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Crabb introduces this work by claiming he has experienced a shift in thinking. He proposes that more is needed to minister to emotional needs than just psychological training or biblical theology. He asserts that connected relationships are the missing link in touching the hearts and souls of hurting people.
Crabb describes three elements of "connecting" with others, and then through the remainder of the book elaborates on each. The first element is a taste of Christ delighting in us. As we display this same kind of delight in the personalities and lifestyles of others, our relationships are transformed. The second element is a diligent search for what is good. Rather than just identifying what is sinful, or trying to fix what is wrong, we discover what God is doing in others lives then affirm it. The third element is an engaging exposure of what is bad or painful. This element must always follow the first two elements, but may not always be necessary. When it is exercised however, it exposes the bad in order to unleash the good.
I wholeheartedly endorse Crabb's work here -- the more we as believers can "connect" with other believers in the body of Christ, the stronger and healthier we can become. For the depth of the subjects covered, Crabb does a remarkable job of making his words pleasant to read and his train-of-thought easy to follow. I recommend this book to all persons wanting to discover new strength and healing through connected relationships in Jesus Christ.
Comment 48 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
I am a college student studying psychology and sociology, and have been searching for a new but different way to help people. Larry Crabb wonderfully articulates how christians must learn to connect to God and other people to really impact there lives. Connecting is the ministry that Christ left for us to follow. Thank you Dr. Crabb for putting into words what I have been thinking for a long time.
Comment 24 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
In writing "Connecting," Larry Crabb does a very brave thing. He suggests that if Christians were to rightly understand their role in coming alongside hurting people and helping them towards Christ-centered restoration, then professional counselors and psychotherapists would become almost unnecessary. This is brave because Crabb had spent his entire professional career as a Christian counselor, so he is basically trying to write himself out of a job!!

There is much value in "Connecting." Crabb does a superlative job of communicating the need for Christians to avoid two common reactions that we have when we observe problems in our lives or in the lives of others. In many cases, we assume that these problems are simply the result of bad choices, which can be rectified by a resolute will to choose differently in the future. Conversely, in other situations, we declare the existence of some sort of psychological disorder that can only be remedied by professional therapy. Crabb suggests that these two conclusions are drastically insufficient to appropriately deal with life's struggles, and we miss the power of Christ to heal us when we default to these assumptions.

Crabb's main thesis throughout the book is that connecting is the best way for us to be healed and to help others be healed. And he makes a good case for this contention. I, too, find my own reactions to other people's problems (either I offer a few sound bites of advice or I shuffle them off to a Christian counselor) to be inadequate. However, what left me disappointed with this book is that Crabb does not fully develop what connecting should look like.
Read more ›
Comment 33 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
I was required to read Connecting for a class and I wasn't sure what to expect, but I ended up enjoying the book. I finished the book longing to have a relationship like the one he describes, where Christians point each other to Christ, and jump up and down for each other. I can just imagine how applying this book would change my church and my circle of friends and my life and their lives. I intend to use his ideas in some of my own friendships and relationships, and in future ministry. Thank you Dr. Crabb for a challenging and convicting book.
Comment 23 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
I received "Connecting" because I accidentally forgot to mail my response card to Corssings Book Club saying "Don't Send"(I thought I mailed it but found it weeks later after I received the book in the mail. That was the first and only time I failed to respond). I now know that God had other plans.
"Connecting" was a very exciting book for me to read because the Lord had and has been teaching and showing my husband and I many things that were difficult to share with others because they just didn't seem to understand what we were talking about. God has been opening our eyes and letting us see things that are very difficult to see. We knew that "Connecting" was a confirmation from God that we were moving in His direction. We learned that we needed to "die to self" and be "Christ-conscious" and not self-conscious in order to do what He wants us to do. That's the only way we can allow Jesus in us to be poured out of us and into another person (I could go on and on and on...).
Some days I could read a whole chapter and some day I could only read one page but I'd have to read it three times, meditate on it and let it sink in! Sometimes my brain would just be saturated and I would have to put the book down because I couldn't absorb anymore. It took me many months to read this book but I know that was all in God's plan. He was teaching and growing me using "Connecting". He wanted me to learn just so much in a time period. I would find that I would be applying Dr. Crabb's ideas and principles (unconsciously) in my everyday life and from that I realized why God allowed me only to read so much at once.
What really touched me was the fact that Dr.
Read more ›
Comment 24 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Connecting: Healing Ourselves and Our Relationships
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Connecting: Healing Ourselves and Our Relationships