Friday, July 1, 2011

God's Love Letters to You by Dr. Larry Crabb

This book is a 40-day devotional. Each day has a worship message followed by a thought provoking question and prayer. The only problem I had with this book was that Dr. Crabb repeated himself on the same topic over and over through the book. To me it was redundant but perhaps he really wanted to stress his opinion on suffering. While I do not agree with his interpretation of God/suffering humans there were some things he explained to perfection. He uses his writing in a way that helps you imagine God speaking to you personally. This really touched my heart. There were some messages that were so profound I had to read them over and over to let them fully sink in to my heart and mind.

I really enjoyed the way the author emphasized that God has a plan for each person and that God will go to any length to reach us. I especially gained a blessing from his thoughts on Joseph, the tabernacle in the desert, references to Aslan, God's love overcoming all obstacles and God's vision for us being grander than our vision for ourselves. I really connected with his idea of fellow Christians being “travelers” together in a dark world and that these “travelers” could share their questions and doubts to come to better understanding of their safety in God's care and a relationship with Him. Dr. Crabb has a lot of scriptural references throughout the book that make it a powerful source of spiritual growth.

I received this book free from the publisher through I was not required to write a positive review.