Fully Alive

A Biblical Vision of Gender That Frees Men and Women to Live Beyond Stereotypes

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Discover who you were truly meant to be and how you were truly meant to live.

Gender roles have been the subject of much debate and confusion over the last several decades. What is expected of a man? What is expected of a woman? And where do those expectations come from? But the Bible is clear--God created men and women to be unique and He did so for a purpose.

In Fully Alive, author and psychologist Dr. Larry Crabb offers a life-changing, biblically dependent understanding of gender uniqueness. He shows you how to appreciate and exhibit your God-given femininity or masculinity to reveal God's loving character to a world that is desperately in need of understanding.


How the message of Fully Alive is helping people all over the world . . .

"I had just come out of an abusive thirty-year marriage when I heard Larry teach on masculinity and femininity. The Lord used that teaching to begin the restoration process of my shattered soul and identity of who God created me to be."--Kerry F., Arizona, single/counselor

"Larry's teaching on gender has impacted my personal life, my marriage, and my leadership of the men's ministry at my church."--Charles B., Illinois, husband/father/pastor

"His gender message is biblically based and easy to understand. It has revolutionized the way we relate to each other. We believe this book is vital for those desiring authentic marital intimacy."--Ryan and Heather C., Virginia, husband/pastoral counselor and wife/mentor

"Seeing the potential in giving and receiving, I realize it is a waste of time to compete. Both men and women will benefit greatly by honoring their calling, resulting in freedom and joy."--Tom N., Norway, husband/father/retired

"Dr. Crabb's teaching on gender taught me a new way of relating to my wife. There is a drastic shift in my soul. . . . This new way has breathed life into our marriage."--John F., North Carolina, husband/father/pastor

"I experienced a distinct paradigm shift in my counseling upon learning about how gender relates to being created in God's image. Now there is an increasing desire to live out His strength in being the man He created me to be."--David W., Texas, husband/father/counseling pastor


Endorsements

"Larry's teaching on gender has impacted my personal life, my marriage, and my leadership of the men's ministry at my church. Moving forward into messy situations in faith rather than passively letting chaos reign has allowed me to see God work in new ways in my marriage and in ministry."

Charles B., Chicago, IL, husband/father/pastor

"Seeing the potential in giving and receiving, I realize it is a waste of time to compete. Both men and women will benefit greatly by honoring their calling, resulting in freedom and joy. In spite of my age, sixty-five years old, I feel challenged and excited."

Tom N., Stange, Norway, husband/father/retired

"Feminine and woman used to be words that dripped with connotations of weakness and vulnerability--an invitation to be used. Yet the essence of my feminine heart longed to be seen, cherished, honored, protected, and enjoyed. This heart of mine has begun to step out of the shadows and into the warm embrace of the True Light Himself. A deep joy has been released in me as I honor the dignity of my heart as a woman. I am more alive now than ever, and I bless God for that."

Kjersten H., Colorado Springs, CO, single/counselor

"Dr. Crabb's teaching on gender taught me a new way of relating to my wife. There is a drastic shift in my soul--my 'shrinking back' fear has been replaced by a 'standing tall' movement toward her. This new way has breathed life into our marriage."

John F., Greensboro, NC, husband/father/pastor

"Whether I am counseling a client or journeying through spiritual formation with a brother in Christ, Larry Crabb's teaching on gender roles continues to enlighten my discussions. I experienced a distinct paradigm shift in my counseling upon learning about how gender relates to being created in God's image. Now there is an increasing desire to live out His strength in being the man He created me to be."

David W., Burleson, TX, husband/father/counseling pastor

"I had just come out of divorce from an abusive thirty-year marriage when I heard Larry teach on masculinity and femininity. The Lord used that teaching to begin the restoration process of my shattered soul and identity of who God created me to be. I am an image bearer, and as a woman I am called to openly and courageously invite others to be consumed by God's love."

Kerry F., Scottsdale, AZ, single/counselor

"Both of us have been through Larry's School of Spiritual Direction, and it was one of the most impactful weeks of our lives. His gender message is biblically based and easy to understand. It has revolutionized the way we relate to each other. We believe this book is vital for those desiring authentic marital intimacy."

Ryan and Heather C., Forest, VA, husband/pastoral counselor and wife/mentor

"Dr. Crabb's teaching on gender has been the best source for understanding femininity and masculinity that I have found. There is something beautiful and inviting about me as a woman that has nothing to do with my appearance. I love knowing that truth and its biblical foundation. It has impacted the way I view myself as well as how I view men. I hope more people hear it and that we might all be set free to be the men and women God designed us to be."

Mary Beth M., Austin, TX, single/spiritual mentor/film producer

"The shackles of fear, shame, and confusion have been broken down. Larry's insightful biblical teaching on masculinity and femininity have freed men and women from the bondage placed on them by religion and society. We are now free to 'move toward' and 'open up' to one another in love to reveal the unconditional love of the Trinity."

Jason D., Fort Hood, TX, husband/father/military chaplain

"This teaching has caused a revolutionary shift in my paradigm of womanhood that is reflected in how I relate to my spouse, my children, my friends, and the world. It forever changes how I am, uniquely as a woman, to reflect the Trinity. Everyone should read this book. It changes everything."

Jeanne M. Frankenmuth, MI, pastor's wife/mother

"I've struggled my whole life with a debilitating fear of criticism and the need to have the approval of others. Larry's teaching has helped me realize I've had a false definition of what it means to be a man. I'm amazed at how much impact this has had on the quality of my relationships now that I've stopped hiding."

Jon L., Omaha, NE, husband/father/minister

"I wasn't able to see myself as a woman the way God created me to be, because I wasn't married yet. I didn't understand what biblical femininity was all about. Through Larry's teaching, I saw for the first time how God created me as a woman who could glorify Him through my femininity, whether married or single. My view about that and myself has changed, and I am now free to be a woman for God's glory."

Natalia M., Moldova, single/missionary

"Larry's insight into how God has uniquely created men and women to engage and reflect God to one another has been a challenge and a blessing. Especially in the lives of my clients, the 'light switch' turns on that there is more than just the 'roles' that society and the church have established. God has ordained and created a beautiful dance between husband and wife that only the music of heaven can lead."

Greg C., Houston, TX, husband/father/counselor

"Hearing Larry explain and express the core terrors of men and women and having accurate biblical definitions of what it is to be male or female has led me to profound longing for the weight of God--His kabod--in my life and joy when, in passing moments, I am aware of being a truly alive man."

Graham B., Aberdeen, Scotland, husband/father/pastor


The Author

  1. Dr. Larry Crabb

    Dr. Larry Crabb

    Dr. Larry Crabb is a well-known psychologist, conference and seminar speaker, Bible teacher, popular author, and founder/director of NewWay Ministries. He is currently scholar in residence at Colorado Christian University in Denver, and visiting professor of...

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