Monday, March 27, 2017

A Different Kind of Happiness: A Book Review

About The Book:

True happiness comes from true relationship--and true relationship comes from sacrificial love

How to love when you don't feel like loving
Everywhere we look, we see evidence that love is in short supply. Terror and corruption, school shootings and troubled marriages, impatient online sniping and character assassination--all point to the fact that we do not know how to love one another as Jesus commanded and modeled. We put our own interests, comfort, and happiness first, despite the fact that the greatest happiness comes through sacrificial love.

A Different Kind of Happiness shows you a love that is deeper than being nice and serving others. It's a love that relates to others in such a way that they feel heard, seen, and valued. A love that sacrifices and suffers and keeps loving, even when doing so is costly. This kind of love, says Dr. Larry Crabb, is the kind of love shown to us by our Creator and Redeemer--and it's the kind worth fighting for in all of our relationships.

About The Author:

Dr. Larry Crabb is a well-known psychologist, conference and seminar speaker, Bible teacher, popular author, and founder/director of NewWay Ministries. He is currently scholar in residence at Colorado Christian University in Denver and visiting professor of spiritual formation for Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta. Dr. Crabb and his wife of almost fifty years, Rachael, live in the Denver, Colorado, area. Learn more at

My Review:

I have read a number of books from author Dr. Larry Crabb over the years, but honestly A Different Kind of Happiness, while overall a very good read, it was a difficult one too. Good because it taught me alot about relationships and how God fits into all my Earthly relationships. The biggest take away for me is to love on people even when I don't feel like it, or they don't deserve because I don't either. God loves me, so I should love others. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase A Different Kind of Happiness at your favorite Christian retailer from Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc,, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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