Inside Out 72: Practicing Affirmation

04.28.11 | Kurt Goff

How do I affirm a conversation on biblical affirmation? Here’s what some folks are saying about Sam Crabtree’s book Practicing Affirmation:

  • “Who needs a book about affirming others? For starters, I do—and I suspect you do too. Too many of us use most of our words each day for criticizing and complaining. My friend Sam Crabtree, on the other hand, is a practitioner of affirmation. To meet him is to be encouraged.—C. J. Mahaney, Sovereign Grace Ministries
  • “Sam lives what he preaches. I’ve never forgotten a short, hand-written note of God-centered affirmation he sent me years ago, having met only once briefly. His words not only encouraged me personally at the time, but have influenced our ministry in a significant way ever since.Nancy Leigh DeMoss, author, Biblical Womanhood in the Home; radio host, Revive Our Hearts
  • “When it comes to affirming and encouraging others, some people come by it naturally. For the Christian, we come by it supernaturally. However, even the most mature believer must hone and cultivate the act of affirmation—that’s why this new book by Sam Crabtree is such an invaluable resource to the church. How do we effectively ‘build each other up in the faith? Listen to Sam!”Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder and CEO, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

Now that’s some serious affirmation! My conversation with Sam was fun, vibrant, and meaningful. I came away from this interview… well… affirmed. And more importantly with a strong desire to affirm others.

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

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