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Why are so many areas of our lives such a mess? What lies beneath the confusion, despair, and emptiness that so many of us experience? In this second course in the four-course SoulCare series, Dr. Larry Crabb offers a biblical understanding of what’s going on beneath the surface of our lives that results in the confusion, despair, and emptiness that so many of us experience. Does Christianity guarantee a better life? Can we really experience more satisfying soul-connection with God and with others? These are among the many questions Dr. Crabb will explore in this second ten-lesson course, which was designed to develop a deeper understanding of people and the problems we all experience
- Develop a deeper understanding of people and the problems experienced by all.
- Reach a biblical understanding of what’s going on beneath the surface of personal lives that may result in feelings of confusion, despair, and emptiness.
- Learn to think biblically about the nature of the journey.
I find the double negative questions in some of the questions on the quizzes confusing. I was most excited about the lectures and what they brought to my mindset.Kurt, United States (US)
I am very grateful to have come across the SoulCare Series through the Our Daily Bread Devotional. The two courses so far have challenged my thinking and beliefs, and reshaped my worldview. Once when I felt a bit battered in a situation, I came home and did the next Lesson in the series. Larry reminded us that it’s those who are deeply troubled and struggle, and are aware of their own interior world, are the Spirit’s masterpiece. That changed everything for me. I was able to alter my perspective and become a giver in that situation rather than be the one trodden down by it.
Thank you for the work that has gone and goes into these courses. I am looking forward to the next one, SoulCare Three.
Alot of things the were said I didn’t agree with.Janice, United States (US)
Thank you to all the staff and participants. I really enjoyed this platform of learning.Elsa, United States (US)
Thank you for stimulating my thoughts and creating this course.Elsa, United States (US)
Thought provoking, somewhat discouraging, but in the final lesson suggested hope which really created more hunger.Andrea w, United States (US)
Interesting concept.Shinshin, United States (US)
This course has showed me where wisdom comes from. I have enjoyed this course because I believe it has given me the tools to move closer to God, therefore I can help others move closer to God.Laurie, United States (US)
Another thought-provoking course from Dr Crabb.
I somewhat struggled with his stages of foolishness as I felt they were culturally specific (middle-class white culture) and may not be applicable in other contexts, e.g. where a three year old child is not taken to Pizza Hut but is already being trained in basic mending skills by their grandparent to make a meaningful contribution to the life of their tribe.
However, the foolishness discourse (and confusion about the real goals that we’ve been created to pursue) is very helpful as it helps to focus on where we end up chasing after empty desires and targets.Elena, United Kingdom (UK)
One of the best courses I have taken on ODBU so farWesley, United States (US)
I wish every Christian would study this course.Thu-van, United States (US)
The more I learn about Soul Care, the more I can see where I fall short . God is speaking to me and my own brokenness to get me to not rush through life issues in this fast paced generation that wants instant fix.Elaine, Canada
The course has definitely helped me be aware of things about myself and those I may want to provide soul care for. I will approach the whole idea of soul care more humbly and dependent on the Spirit. I do believe the idea of listening with genuine curiosity and having a vision beyond “fixing” the current journeying reality are important keys to approaching Soul Care.Roy, United States (US)
A lot to digest but provoking in thought on what a mess my own life has been.Philip, United States (US)
I love being taught by Dr. Crabb and am so grateful to have divinely discovered these courses. Though I have never personally met Dr. Crabb, I consider him and Dr. Dan Allender to be mentors of mine. I have been learning and using their wisdom and knowledge with others for at least 20 years.Jamie, United States (US)
I have enjoyed this very muchBobbi, United States (US)
It helped me return to things we so easily forget.Geraldine, Singapore
I am definitely more equipped and eager to be a soul carer in the strength of the Spirit, thereby bringing people into a closer relationship with the Lord.Janet, Australia
I enjoyed this course because the perspective it took in giving information.Courtney, United States (US)
This course has provided language for me, for my own journeying reality, as well as for those I love. It has given me a greater understanding of what it means to live as a loved image-bearer who has been given capacities…but those capacities have been corrupted. There is hope in the midst of the corruption because the Spirit of God is working to make all things new… and the NEW is coming. Thank you to all who have made it possible to continue learning from Dr. Crabb.Ginny, United States (US)
Great information and convicting. I so appreciate the emphasis on vulnerability and authenticity required to relate well to God and others.Luke, United States (US)
Once again, I truly appreciate Dr. Crabb’s development of ideas. He always start with reviewing and then builds on those ideas. The relevancy of the material is so powerful. Concepts are coming together so well for me. I have finally gotten over my desire for a technique to follow and am understanding how this allows for the movement of the Spirit in my life as I tag along with the Spirit into another’s.Dorothy, United States (US)
Once again Dr. Crabb took me just slightly deeper into how to relate to others in various stages of life. Very good.Alan, United States (US)
Dr. Crabb provides a unique understanding of the implications of our identity as image bearers of God and our need to relate well sorely need by the Church today.Marc, United States (US)
This course has been helpful in understanding what goes on inside people.Ruth, United States (US)
I feel like many question marks in my mind about life have been removed!Jane, United States (US)
Having been through SSD and The Next Step with Dr. Crabb I still found this course very helpful. I also think the set up of Our Daily Bread University is excellent.Coleman, United States (US)
Dr. Crabb brings enlightenment through the work of The Holy Spirit’s wisdom in helping believers to help others with love.Blossom, United States (US)
This was excellent. I love the concept of desiring God first, making Him and a relationship with Him my first and greatest desire. The truths learned are not only vital in sharing with others but in my own life in living out a full and satisfying life in Christ.Cheryl, United States (US)
An excellent course. I learned a lot of new things about people. It helped me understand a lot more about human nature and what soul care is all about. The course also made me see that we all need soul care. Thank you, Dr. Crabb, for sharing your knowledge.Angeley, United States (US)
Very helpful in finding language to describe spiritual processes.Linda, United States (US)
Very challenging information. Enjoyed it and learned a lot.Randy, United States (US)
Quite interesting and information is easy to apply. Taught extremely well.Wayne, United States (US)
This was a very good class. I have truly enjoyed it. Thanks for the privilege to experience the ways of God’s Spirit moving in us.Kim, United States (US)
EnlighteningThomas, United States (US)
I really appreciate Dr. Crabb’s teaching. I learned so much, thank you!Rebekah, United States (US)
This course has not only helped me to be better relationally with others but has revealed much about my own “problems” and misguided goals to myself as well.Carrie, United States (US)
Dr. Crabb makes the complex simple by telling stories and putting SoulCare skills in a manageable, practical format that becomes useful immediately following the learning of it. Great course. Cannot wait to begin the next section.Mark, United States (US)
Loved every minute of it.Heather, United States (US)
I am really pleased with the course, and am looking forward to the next module.Gillian, United States (US)
The courses were a great learning experience.Bertha, United States (US)
I am so excited that I found this course; it is helping me to understand quite a bit more on how I should be thinking, feeling and talking with a person when they come to me with struggles.Regina, United States (US)
I do find the work challenging, but I am appreciating the deeper look inside myself. I have more clarity on some of the challenges of my life which is helpful. I have affirmation that I was heading in the right direction on other parts of my life. Excellent!Laura, United States (US)
I have really enjoyed the course so far. It is inspiring and interesting.Georgine, United States (US)
It allowed me to understand my own life a lot better of the things I’ve been through and still are facing.Kimberly, United States (US)
Completely changed the way I view helping others.Jason, United States (US)
Great courseNing, United States (US)
The course was very enlightening of how we are to be accessible to others so that we may provide SoulCare.Ramona, United States (US)
It is continuously opening my understanding on what SoulCare is.Diana, United States (US)