* Everybody wants a "good life" that's free from problems. But for some Christians, the pursuit of biblical "principles" and "blessings" can actually become a form of idolatry. Dr. Crabb shows you how to escape the bondage of trying to "fix" the universe, so that you can experience true freedom and connectedness with God. Includes workbook. 368 pages, softcover from Waterbrook.
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Review 1 for The Pressure's Off: Breaking Free from Rules and Performance
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Date:November 19, 2012
Location:Rio Rancho, NM
This is a book you CAN judge by it’s cover. What is more freeing than being a boy jumping in a lake in the middle of summer? The Pressure’s Off.
How can a book endorsed by J.I. Packer, Brennan Manning and Cal Thomas, be anything but good? You can read other reviews about the content. I’ll just say…
The content is great, the book well-written. The eight-week workbook in the back makes this a terrific counseling/discipleship tool. If you struggle with being “good enough,” this book will bring all the freedom of an old-fashioned summer swim. If you are willing to experience a wild God of freedom and unpredictability, read it!
If you don’t want to be convicted, don’t buy it. If you want to keep your god in a box, don’t read it.
It felt as if the “Old Way” of keeping the rules to satisfy God was easier to understand than the “New Way” of living by abiding in Christ. Maybe I needed some more nuts-and-bolts kind of examples.
My favorite quote: "Only the mature value the blessings of presence over the blessing of presents."
I recommend this book without reservation, and that’s not because WaterBrook Multnomah sent me a free copy of this book for the purpose of review as part of their Blogging for Books program. The $11 value isn’t enough for me to sell my integrity. Now, if they had thrown in an incentive or two…
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Review 2 for The Pressure's Off: Breaking Free from Rules and Performance
The Pressure's Off: Breaking Free From Rules And Performance, written by Larry Crabb is a book centered around two errors Christians unknowingly embrace: 1) Following the rules guarantees a good life and 2) God is important because He dispenses blessings.
Dr. Crabb has written a book that carefully informs those who turn its pages that there are things we need to do in order to live the life God has intended for us. He teaches the reader how to remove the unneeded pressures of religion. In doing so, they will find enjoyment in the living out of their faith, such enjoyment that their faith will cause others to reach for the same within their own lives.
The central message of this book is very spiritually liberating in the fact that it helps the readers become more aware of how they are actually living for God. Thus it is a recommended read for all Christians seeking to live out loud for the sake of the gospel and the glory of God.