:"Science and Scripture agree: we are all wired to connect, not just physically with touch but relationally with words," says Dr. Larry Crabb in the foreword to Listen In. "The question is: how can we use words to connect with...
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:"Science and Scripture agree: we are all wired to connect, not just physically with touch but relationally with words," says Dr. Larry Crabb in the foreword to Listen In. "The question is: how can we use words to connect with each other in ways that can do deep and lasting good?"In these pages Rachael Crabb, Larry's wife, and two of her friends in ministry take up this question of words in a creative and informative way, providing model dialogues with one another exploring the deep issues of their lives. You will be intrigued and informed by learning from their journeys, but most importantly you will learn how you can start similar conversations with your friends.Reflection and discussion questions provide a guide for you to think about how the themes of these chapters relate to the themes of your own life journey. This makes an ideal book for small groups of women as well as for triads or pairs to read and discuss together. Along the way you will learn new listening skills as well as learning about yourself and your friends. Come along and listen in.
Rachael Crabb is a motivational and inspirational speaker, author and ministry consultant and has spoken for conferences and retreats worldwide for over twenty years. She is the author of The Personal Touch: Encouraging Others Through Hospitality and is a contributing author to several motivational books, including Quiet Moments for Ministry Wives compiled by Joyce Williams. She has served on many ministry boards and currently serves on the board of Greater Europe Mission. Rachael is married to Bible teacher, author and psychologist Dr. Larry Crabb, and is the mother of two married sons and gr
Dr. Larry Crabb is a well-known psychologist, seminar speaker, Bible teacher, author and founder/director of New Way Ministries. He is also Scholar in Residence at Colorado Christian University and serves as Spiritual Director for the American Association of Christian Counsellors. His many popular books include Inside Out, Finding God, Connecting, The Safest Place on Earth, The Papa Prayer, SoulTalk and most recently Real Church: Does it exist? Can I find it?
Sonya Reeder, a licensed professional counselor, has operated a private practice for twenty-three years. She holds a Masters of Biblical Counseling from Colorado Christian University and a Masters of Crosscultural Ministry from Dallas Theological Seminary. She lives in Longview, Texas with her husband and three children.
Diana Calvin is Connections Minister at Trinity Fellowship Church in Richardson, Texas, where she loves to help people connect in small groups and adult ministries. Formerly she served as Director of Women's Ministries at Trinity for over ten years. She is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, where she frequently serves as a resource for women's ministry students. She is an experienced international missionary and lives in Mesquite, Texas with her husband and daughter.
- :foreword By Larry Crabbintroduction: Three Voices, One Songwhy Listen In Is In Dialogue Formfive Key Ingredients
- 1. Hands Over My Mouth: Rachael’s Storythe Day I Lost My Voicestaying On The Surfacea Secret Revealedlearning To Listen In
- 2. Finding My Voice: Rachael’s Responsespeaking With A New Energydirecting The Universethe Beauty In Being Outspokenlearning To Listen In
- 3. I’m A Girl And I Like Football: Sonya’s Storylooking For Answerstrying To Be Toughresting In The Tenderness Of Otherslearning To Listen In
- 4. Giving Away More Of Me: Sonya’s Responseliving Out Of A New Place In My Heartfeeling Differentcelebrating Uniqueness Learning To Listen In
- 5. I Can Do Anything: Diana’s Story(little) Girl Powerthe Pressures Of Powerhope For An Addictlearning To Listen In
- 6. Invitingly Competent: Diana’s Responsethe Faces Of Competencethe Power Of A Competent Grace-receiverlearning To Listen In
- 7. Reflecting On The Processvision Lettersnext Steps
- Afterword: Man To Man, By Larry Crabbacknowledgments