In this insightful book, #1 New York Times bestselling author T.D. Jakes wrestles with the age-old questions: Why do the righteous suffer? Where is God in all the injustice?
In his most personal offering yet, Bishop Jakes tells crushing stories from his own journey-the painful experience of learning his young teenage daughter was pregnant, the agony of watching his mother succumb to Alzheimer's, and the shock and helplessness he felt when his son had a heart attack.
Bishop Jakes wants to encourage you that God uses difficult, crushing experiences to prepare you for unexpected blessings. If you are faithful through suffering, you will be surprised by God's joy, comforted by His peace, and fulfilled with His purpose.
Crushing will inspire you to have hope, even in your most difficult moments. If you trust in God and lean on Him during setbacks, He will lead you through.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 When Everything Falls Apart 1
Chapter 2 Quality Control 17
Chapter 3 The Strategy of Cultivation 35
Chapter 4 Pruning Is Not Punishment 55
Chapter 5 Blood of the Vine 75
Chapter 6 The Price of Crushing 93
Chapter 7 Let's Make Wine 111
Chapter 8 Power in the Blood 127
Chapter 9 A Vat Full of Wait 151
Chapter 10 Out of the Tomb and into the Bottle 167
Chapter 11 Spiritual Fermentation 185
Chapter 12 An Eternal Pairing 209
Chapter 13 A Tasting with the King 223
Chapter 14 The Wedding Planner 237
Chapter 15 New Wine 255
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sometimes a book comes along that is just the right thing you need to read for what you are going through. I read "Crushing" during what I hope are the ending days of my crushing period. It's been rough. T.D. Jakes tells us in his book the benefits of those crushing trials. There actually are benefits that he points out. A good ending is still possible. He points out that God wasn't finished with us when we were first born. We also get worked on later in life to make us even better representatives of Him. No one goes through rough trials in life willingly, even if there is a light at the end. I'm keeping this book near me to encourage me while I'm waiting for my crushing to end. Somehow the crushing is more endurable when you find out that there's a purpose behind it. Even during the hard times, God is there working it out for our good. We're becoming something new and even better.
LIFE CHANGING!! I had not come across a book that made me reevaluate my life and my decisions after I read Sarah Jakes Roberts Don’t Settle For Safe. Until NOW. I’ve been anticipating this book since I first saw the Pre-Order on Bishop T D Jakes page and even more when I saw him at my church Elevation with Pastor Steven. He brought me to tears with just his words, NO IMPROV/Script. It was ALL GENUINE!! The book has been nothing less than amazing but it has really been an eye opener. I will use his words as tools and I will accept that Crushing is NOT the end. I am so grateful for Bishop T D Jakes, he does what he does for people like ME!! If I could say one thing to him, I would say THANK YOU!!! I’ve had my Coffee, jelly around my book, and NOBODY can borrow it with my notes all through it and my highlighter as well.
I didn't think I was going to read Crushing this fast... But once I started, I couldn't put It down. The book was amazing, and spoke to a lot of my current situations that I have been dealing with. If you need help or a word to see/hear while going thru life issues, this is the book!!!