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Shattered Dreams : God's Unexpected Path to Joy - Larry Crabb

Shattered Dreams

God's Unexpected Path to Joy

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Published: 2nd November 2010
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LEARN HOW TO LOOK THROUGH LIFE'S TRAGEDIES AND SEE THE LAVISH BLESSINGS GOD HAS FOR YOU.
"Shattered dreams," writes Dr. Larry Crabb, "are never random. They are always a piece in a larger puzzle, a chapter in a larger story. The Holy Spirit uses the pain of shattered dreams to help us discover our desire for God, to help us begin dreaming the highest dream."
To help you understand this neglected truth in the deepest and most helpful way, author and counselor Larry Crabb has written a wise, hopeful, honest, and realistic examination of life's difficulties and tragedies. He wraps insights around the bold story of Naomi in the Bible's book of Ruth.
As Crabb retells and illuminates this sometimes disturbing and often profoundly touching story, we are shown how God stripped Naomi of happiness in order to prepare her for joy. And we gain an unforgettable picture of how God uses shattered dreams to release better dreams and a more fulfilling life for those He loves.
Shattered dreams have the power to change our lives for good. Forever.

Author's Note: Thoughts from Ten Years Laterp. vii
Introduction: A New Wayp. 1
The Parablep. 8
My Problem with Godp. 13
We Need a Good Storyp. 22
Jesus Speaksp. 34
When Both Shoes Dropp. 44
The Rhythm of Hopep. 52
Breaking the Rulesp. 60
Hidden Hopep. 66
Everything Helps Me to Godp. 73
Desire or Addiction?p. 81
The Elusive Godp. 90
Abandonment and Confidencep. 99
His Passion Restrainedp. 107
A Hell of Mercyp. 115
A Strange Wedding Toastp. 125
But Life Ought to Workp. 132
It Isn't Always Good to Feel Goodp. 142
The Three Lessons of Brokennessp. 150
Our Highest Dream-If We Only Knew Itp. 157
A Dream Come Truep. 164
There's a New Way to Live-and It's Possiblep. 171
The Journey to Joyp. 180
Questions You May Have About This Workbookp. 193
Our Problem with Godp. 195
Trusting God Is Dangerous Businessp. 203
The Path of Hopep. 214
God Is Movingp. 228
Discovering God's Passionp. 245
Wanting Something Betterp. 260
The Best Dreamp. 274
Truly Experiencing Godp. 286
Epilogue: Introducing NewWay Ministriesp. 299
Notesp. 307
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ISBN: 9780307459503
ISBN-10: 0307459500
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 2nd November 2010
Publisher: Waterbrook Press (A Division of Random House Inc)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.3  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1