Wednesday, March 02, 2005

A truly great book

If you haven't read "The Safest Place on Earth" by Larry Crabb, you should really consider it. It is an absolutely wonderful book about creating true spiritual community, not the superficial relationships that pass for community in most churches. Crabb confesses that he is no expert, but like me, he is an idealist fearful that this may be as good as it gets. What if true community cannot happen, and the strained superficial relationships we have are the best we can do?

I'm in the boat of desiring something I've never had, which is a true spiritual community. God is in the process of moving me out of the complacent place I am in now and going somewhere that is unknown to me. And this desire will be a large determinant of where I land. I desire a community where people trust each other, share openly and genuinely, and desire the best for each other.

If you have some insight into this process, please feel free to chime in. I'd love to hear from you.

1 comment:

Bob said...

Trust is not something that is easy to come by, yet how many times does it say in the bible to confess to one another? The deception that is before us is that we need to be fearful of one another. I have come to the understanding that I will be hurt by people. I know it will happen, but I will not grow if I do not allow myself to be used by God. People are people and God is God. We can not confuse the two. I know this post is old, but I am glad you showed me.