I have just finished Larry Crabbe’s latest book SoulTalk on the recommendation of my collaborator on the Jake site. He said it was the best book on Christian interaction he had ever read. Yes, I got over my unspoken what-about-my-books? reaction and read it anyway. Eighty percent of this book is incredible! He definitely gets too cute with the his terminology and too patronizing with his five-steps to transforming conversations, but most of that is probably what the publishers made him do to market the thing.
Don’t let those things, however, rob you from the substance of this book, which strikes to the heart of what koinonia is—a conversation with other brothers and sisters that helps them see beyond themselves and grasp the reality of who God is and how he is drawing them to himself. If you really want to sort out how to have conversations that inspire people in this incredible journey, this is a must read!
Sara and I are reading it together now. Let me give you a quote from what we read this morning, and I’ll entice you with some more in days ahead…
We rarely hear words that draw our soul into the soul of another human being and together into God.”