- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: FaithWords (April 16, 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1455595373
- ISBN-13: 978-1455595372
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.4 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 102 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #441 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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T. D. Jakes is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than forty books and is the CEO of TDJ Enterprises, LLP. His television ministry program, The Potter's Touch, is watched by 3.3 million viewers every week. He has produced Grammy Award-winning music as well as hit films such as Heaven Is For Real, Miracles from Heaven, and Jumping the Broom. A master communicator, he hosts MegaFest, Woman Thou Art Loosed, and other conferences attended by tens of thousands. He lives in Dallas, Texas.
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What makes this particular book worth reading is that it's by a famous pastor I could (and have) sit/sat and listen(ed) to for hours. T. D. Jake's views on almost anything theological are worth a read or listen. He has a way of making his arguments simple and personal, yet convincing.
With one caveat, at least for this book - he assumes readers believe in the existence of God and accept the Bible as authoritative for Christian living. Back in seminary I was taught not to rely on such assumptions, because they only work on those who already believe. If you think God is as imaginary as Santa, and that the Bible is just stories from ancient history, nothing in this book is likely to convince you otherwise.
But for those who DO believe in the Bible as a guide for life, this book is a very readable and understandable guide to how the God of the Bible allows and uses trouble to mold us into who he wants us to be.
I particularly liked how open the author was about his own problems and fears over many years, as it's one thing to say God loves you and wills your best when you've never had reason to doubt such a sentiment, and quite another thing to still say the same after being dragged through the meat grinder of human ills.
Overall, a good read for Christians hitting a tough patch and wondering where God is in their troubles.
Just know, if you're looking for me, for the next fifteen days, I'll be right here, in my favorite chair, before sunrise, reading and meditating on a chapter a day from CRUSHING, because I trust that when I come through, on the other side, I'll not only know that I'm not alone ... but I'm exactly where I'm meant to be and ALL THINGS are working for my good.
Bless you Sarah Jakes, for allowing your Father to use your example in this first chapter. He giveth more GRACE, truly, as the burdens grow greater and you're the living testimony of that !!
because I didn’t want to be in the wine press anymore. I said to the Lord, “I give up, you can keep the blessings because the testing is too hard!” This book has me looking from God’s perspective and His strategy to fulfill His divine purpose for my life. If you’re in the “crushing” season, this book is for you. If you’re not being crushed right now, this book is for you too, because it will better help you understand the “why” when everything falls apart. Thank you, Bishop Jakes for sharing your crushing experiences with us and for letting us know that we will be “...stronger, truer, and more dependent on God” in the crushing places!