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Book Review: Crushing; God turns Pressure into Power Author: T. D Jakes

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.

Reviewed by:

Nonjabulo Mkhize

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I’m a Montessori preschool teacher by profession, currently home-schooling my niece and nephew which is a true blessing. I’m a sister to 4 amazing sisters and an aunt to 2 nieces and 3 nephews. I fellowship at Rivers Church. I enjoy reading and a good cup of coffee.

Name of Book:

Crushing: God turns Pressure into Power


T.D. Jakes

What drew you to read this book?:

I was given the book by a friend.

What impact did this book have on your life?:

It changed my view and understanding of challenging moments in my life. Pastor T.D. Jakes explains those challenges in our lives as a time of ‘crushing’ as in the process of making wine. For a long time, I believed that challenges in my life came because I was being punished, or that God was far from me. Which is so far from true. God takes us through the crushing for a season and for a reason with a good purpose in mind! I’m so encouraged knowing that God is with me and committed to my crushing.

In a paragraph, what is the main point of the book?:

The book explains and shows us how God has a purpose in and through the most difficult and challenging times in our lives. It points out that those challenges are part and parcel of our transformation and helps us to see why God allows them in our lives. It encourages us to know and understand that it is part of God’s divine plan for our lives.

Who would benefit from reading this book?:

Anyone who is going through a difficult time, as well as anyone who is finding themselves in a dry place. Perhaps you’ve gone through something and you’re trying to figure things out, or even trying to connect the dots in your life. Basically everyone! This will book encourage you to see that God is working everything out for your good.

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