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Book Review: Connecting: A Radical New Vision by Larry Crabb

Author: Date: January 01, 1999

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Larry Crabb’s Connecting seeks to redefine counseling as part of the daily life of the local church in helping people overcome their disconnectedness, in order to satisfy the deepest ache in our soul. Identifies three major problems. First, the theory of motivation describes sin as a misdirected search for something good, and misses the darkness of the truth about the fallen human heart. Second, Crabb tends to level the first and second great commandments, and relationship with God loses its priority. Third, he often uses mystical and experiential language, and seems to define the essential nature of love as the experience of intimacy, a good thing, but certainly not the center of the Bible’s definition.

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