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What Happens When Your Dreams Shatter?
Our shattered dreams are never random. They are always a piece in a larger puzzle, a chapter in a larger story – Dr. Larry Crabb , Shattered Dreams: God’s Unexpected Path to Joy
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Learn How to Look Through Life’s Tragedies and See the Lavish Blessings God Has for You.
God wants to bless you
He gets a kick out of making His children happy. However, remember His ways are not our ways. We must allow the tension for both, giving us good gifts, and his sovereign purpose for our lives.
The deepest pleasure we’re capable of experiencing is a direct encounter with God
God does us the most good by making Himself available to be enjoyed, yet we mistake lesser pleasures for this greatest pleasure and live our lives chasing after them. Our shattered dreams get us in touch with our appetite for God.
So God uses the pain of shattered dreams to help us discover our desire for God, to help us begin dreaming the highest dream
Our shattered dreams are ordained opportunities for the Spirit first to awaken and then to satisfy our highest dream.
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About the Author
Larry Crabb is a well-known Christian psychologist, conference and seminar speaker, Bible teacher, and author of more than 25 books – including his most recent, When God’s Ways Make No Sense, and two Gold Medallion award-winners Inside Out and Understanding People.
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What people are saying
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“This book is outstanding if you are someone who is, or has gone through, struggles. It helped me tremendously in pinpointing and processing my emotional and spiritual journey with the Lord when I was at my lowest.”
“Love this book! One of the best written on suffering within the Christian faith. Larry Crabb writes honestly and speaks with a great deal of wisdom and experience. I’ve never heard any other teaching on Naomi in the bible and this was very revelatory. This has helped me to continue in hope whilst in a difficult season and to know that God has much greater plans and purposes for these times.”
“This book is flat out amazing a complete God ordained reading in this season of my life I was recommended this book from my pastor whom is a family therapist and conflict resolution therapist in the season of my life when dreams begin the shatter in which I had no understanding of. then in reading of this book and the teaching of the Holy Spirit I began to understand the purpose for shattered dreams and began to trust God more intimately and on a level that I have never experienced before. And begin to realize that what God was actually doing threw my shattered dreams was revealing that I had a deep deep deep desire to just know him more intimately.”
“Every once in awhile, we get a gift of a book from a talented author genuinely inspired by God. This is one of those books.
Larry Crabb in Shattered Dreams has the courage to tell us that God is not supremely interested in our being happy. This disturbs people, but it is 100% true. God wants us close to him, and to act like His son Jesus.
Larry Crabb uses powerful imagery to explain how God wants us to be holy and set apart to Him, and will let our lesser happiness shatter when he wants to grow us up in His Joy. Joy and happiness are not synonymous, and Crabb argues when we genuinely are more interested in pleasing God and spending time with him that getting our way, we will experience the Joy of God like never before.”