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Follow God's process for growth and learn how you can benefit from life's challenging experiences with this audiobook by best-selling inspirational author T.D. Jakes.

In this insightful audiobook, number one New York Times best-selling 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.

©2019 T. D. Jakes (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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Powerful Life Changer

This book came to me during the most crushing and painful experience of my life. My divorce had turned ugly, I was fighting for child access, in the process of loosing everything I’d built over the years, my reputation was under public attack and I was publicly being betrayed by the person closest to me. I was lost, angry, hurting and confused. I was struggling to make sense of any of it, questioning where God was in the midst of my storm.

Then I came across this book. It helped make sense of the process. Within it I received many personal revelations. I now understand the process - and even welcome it - as I recognise now that in order to become all that God wants me to be, I have to transform beyond that which I thought I was.

This book helped me understand the season I was in, thereby making the process much more bearable. It gave me inner peace, strength and endurance and even though my circumstances stay the same (and at times intensified) I’m now able to deal with situations more powerfully, intentionally and more compassionately.

So if you’re going into/coming out of, or are currently in a season of pain, you will find your peace in this book.

ThankYou for this gift to humanity T.D Jakes. God abundantly bless you and your family 🙏🏾

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Encouraging but Repetitive

Encouraging that Crushing isn't a result of our sin or failures and that God isn't through with us yet!

It's a look long and a bit too repetitive for me, so glad I could listen on audio with a fast speed!

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Honest Personal Account

TDJ is excellent as usual. in his candid account of his personal challenges and triumph as a father. it's refreshingly Honest. My angle on this is that we judge others as badly as we judge others. If we are able to genuinely see ourselves as the master sees us especially in the face of adversity. Our self talk will reflect a better picture of who we really are, that should show in is as we navigate life's obstacles

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Absolutely fantastic

I just finished listening, and there is so much in this book I’m starting it all over again!

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Changed my life

I have no idea how my life would be had it not been for this

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powerful, amazing!

Every page had a powerful phrase i had to underline,
simply amazing! i will definitely read it again!

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Encouraging

Just when I wanted to quit in my NQT (newly qualified teacher) year I have been encouraged. Thank you

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Crushing.....
When I downloaded the book I was curious as to what to expect.
While reading there were places I smiled, paused to meditate and a chapter, I cried like a baby.
The journey of life came at me very hard as I walk with Christ and 2020 happened to be the one I had several questions. This book brought light to my darkness and answers to so many questions.

*Your past doesn’t count when He unveils the future* ~TD Jakes.
The book started by helping me understand and embrace my past. I spent long time on this chapter for which I wondered if I will finish the book within the specified period.
Instead of asking God to unveil my beautiful future to me I held on so much to my past with excuses why I don't deserve to be used by God. Hallelujah God has freed me from the bondage of my past.

*The dirty place became the nurturing soil that enabled you to grow and blossom in ways you would never have experienced sitting in the safety of a greenhouse.* ~TD Jakes
Instead of complaining and crying about the low points in my life this part of the book teaches me to pray that the Lord will stretch me and help me learn everything He is teaching me in that moment because all those will shape me to become the best He has for me.


*To keep a seed from being planted is to condemn that seed to never realize its full potential.* ~TD Jakes
Some month of 2020 was so hard for me. I cried to God at a point. All glory to God He didn't leave me a seed. I believe He planted in every situation in my life so I can realise my full potential. Lessons and examples from this book about seed planting, nurturing and pruning cannot be over emphasized.

Chapted 9 got me crying 😭😭😭.
Prunning!!!!.
Every scenario mentioned. Every example was for me. I felt God talking to me directly. I couldn't thank God enough for loving me this much to reach out to me through this book.
I felt rejected little did I know that God was pruning the very thing that are not worthy of what He is making me into.!!!!. People left my life and I asked God why?
I didn't lose valuable people *I AM THE VALUE!!.*

I want to also talk about the wilderness. I see life differently based on the light shared on this topic wilderness.
Jesus is with me always. I feel He wasn't with me in the wilderness because I failed to recognize the pattern in which He is communicating.

*I am Blessed and definitely the sign that bring others to Jesus that transformed me*

My crushing is not a the end it is only the beginning.

~*Leticia Adase Aseye*

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"AMAZING" true words from God.

im in the middle of crashing with no answers, been let down by the church and friends. my faith in God was fading away until this book came to my life and changed everything. thanks God for never let as down

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Amazing!

I was going through a difficult period in my life and even though this book didn’t magically solve my problems, it showed me that there is life beyond the suffering. The narrator’s voice is just as authoritative and soothing as Bishop T.D Jakes, which was something that I was concerned about before listening. I’d definitely give it a read/listen! 10/10

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust the Lord God completely and don’t depend on your own knowledge. With every step you take think about what He wants and He will help you go the right way”

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  • Shantel Coleman
  • 23-04-19

The crushing is not the end!!! ❤️❤️

T.D. Jakes has always been such an inspirational person! This book was amazing and on time for my life. The crushing is not the end! This book breaks down different relatable stories and encourages you to not give up but believe have faith and push through. ❤️ highly recommend for anyone going through any hard times and may feel as though you will not make it through. God isn’t done with you yet! You are in a transition to become the fine wine you were destined to be

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  • LT
  • 10-05-19

The Voice

The content is excellent but it is not Bishop Jake's voice. His voice is anointed and without it, the narrative is hard to feel and follow. I am very disappointed in the fact that it is a different voice. It felt like a boring lecture instead of a sermonic story.

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  • Diane Shanks
  • 10-05-19

Disappointed

I was really looking forward to hearing TD Jakes voice. The reader does not have the same power that connects to the inner man as Bishop Jakes.

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  • douglas
  • 17-04-19

great read

The grape doesn't understand the vine... it just rests in it... That was worth the whole book right there💯

Here's one more... The vintage is only as good as the wait... #boom.

Ok, last one... I've seen a lot of people in the world I've admired, but nobody I'd rather emulate because..., they have no wine...👀

That last one wasn't in the book (actually, it was in his sermon "Marriage at Cana" preceding the release)... BUT IT SHOULD'VE BEEN IN THE BOOK BISHOP😂. Great Job👍👍👍👍👍

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  • IAN CHUA
  • 18-04-19

Eye opener of different perspective

Many time during a crushing I thought I am going through a punishment but Bishop show that the crushing is to make me a better person so that I can then be a choicest wine to show the goodness of God through my difficult times! Thank you Bishop!

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  • Kisha Young
  • 16-05-20

Wrong Narrator

I couldn't finish it because the voice didn't match the image of Bishop Jake's in my head telling the story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-02-20

Great book, poor naration

This is very inspirational, however the narrator does not do this book justice. It would have been amazing if TD Jakes himself narrated the book.

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  • Asha
  • 22-04-19

The crushing is not the end!

What an amazing spirit filled book! It is not a coincidence that I was able to listen to the audio version of this book while going through this very season. Everything about this book gave me clarity to understanding the season I’m in and peace to my spirit. Bishop Jakes- you will never know the impact you’ve had on my life through the sermons you’ve preached and the books I’ve read that you’ve written. Thank you for answering the call and teaching me how to get through the valleys of my journey. My hope has been renewed!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-10-19

mind blowing

Mind Blowing, I love this book it was full of spiritual nuggets. great read quick read

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-04-19

crushing

loved it. I heard it a time when I was being crushed I was able to relate and adapt better to what was going on in my life because of listening to this book.

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