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Practicing Affirmation: God-Centered Praise of Those Who Are Not God

John Piper, Sam Crabtree
Practicing Affirmation: God-Centered Praise of Those Who Are Not God
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This book helps readers strengthen communication and relationships through the practice of God-centered affirmation.It happens in marriages, parent-child relationships, friendships, workplaces, and churches: Communication falters, friendships wane, teenagers withdraw, marria... Read More

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This book helps readers strengthen communication and relationships through the practice of God-centered affirmation.

It happens in marriages, parent-child relationships, friendships, workplaces, and churches: Communication falters, friendships wane, teenagers withdraw, marriages fail, and bitter rifts sever once-strong ties. Christian communities are no exception. Why do so many of our relationships suffer from alienation, indifference, and even hostility?

Author Sam Crabtree believes that at the heart of these breakdowns is often a lack of affirmation. He observes in Scripture that God grants mercy to those who refresh others, and in life that people tend to be influenced by those who praise them. Crabtree shows how a robust "God-centered affirmation ratio" refreshes others and honors God.

Practicing Affirmation sounds a call to recognize and affirm the character of Christ in others. When done well, affirmation does not fuel pride in the person it refreshes, but honors God. All who are discouraged in relationships will find wisdom and practical insight in this book.

  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Book
  • Release Date: Mar 15, 2011
  • UPC: 9781433522437
  • Height: 0.5
  • Width: 5.2
  • Length: 8
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Publish Date: Jan 19, 2011
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 0
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • BISAC: "REL012100"
  • ISBN: 1433522438

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