Saturday, March 03, 2007

Book Club Announcement!

Before you head out of town for Spring Break... pick up Inside Out by Larry Crabb. Then jump on board in early April for a discussion here about what we've learned. I know many people who have read this book and no one seems to walk away feeling neutral about it. It calls for a deep, honest look inward. It can be an emotional read as areas of human weakness are brought to light. For me, it was a bit like a wooden plank upside the head! Its impact on our outlook can be quite significant.

Later this Spring, I'll be launching a series called "Stars & Scars" based upon the teachings of Dr. Ramesh Richard of Dallas Theological Seminary. I'll be sharing with you some simple but incredibly revealing "assessment" tools that can easily be undertaken at home to better understand where you are "strong" and "weak." Inside Out will prepare you for this exercise. So pick it up! Then we'll chat in April! ( says...

You don't have to pretend you've got it all together . . . when you don't. You don't have to pretend your best relationship deeply satisfies . . . when it doesn't. You don't have to pretend your struggle with sin is a thing of the past . . . when it isn't.

"Only Christians have the capacity to never pretend," says Larry Crabb. "That's because real change is only possible when you face the realities of your internal life and let God mold you into a person who is free to be honest, courageous, and loving."

If you want a more vital union with God, a richer relationship with others, and a deeper sense of personal wholeness, let Larry Crabb help you look inside yourself. And discover how God works real, liberating change when you live from the inside out.

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