• Crushing

  • God Turns Pressure into Power
  • By: T. D. Jakes
  • Narrated by: Brad Sanders
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (2,068 ratings)

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By: T. D. Jakes
Narrated by: Brad Sanders
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Publisher's Summary

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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  • 05-10-19

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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mind blowing

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

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Encouragement in the Time of Need

I pre-ordered this book and started listening to it first thing this morning. I'm already grateful that I did. It's empathetic and encouraging. I'm so thankful Bishop Jake's wrote it because I really needed it, and I needed it right now.

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  • Ade Shokoya
  • 05-15-19

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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  • Gina
  • 04-22-19

Changed my life

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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-08-19

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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  • Dreamer
  • 04-22-19

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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  • rachael o.
  • 04-22-19

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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  • Layla
  • 09-26-22

Amazing 🤩

Best book I have read in years. Very inspirational! Took so many notes. So many gems 💎

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  • Destiny
  • 06-19-22

A Journey of a Lifetime

This book is a lifetime manual for anyone navigating their way through life. Life will take you through narrow corridors and what appears to be blind alleys this book will coach you with real life examples that you there is purpose for your life and that you should never give up. Thank you Bishop T.D. Jakes, I may never met you but your book met me on the road and I am grateful that you dared to put pen to paper because my life is all the more enriched because you did.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-10-22

lovely

really enjoyed this, gives you a good understanding that crushing is just the beginning of what's to come

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-26-22

Exceptional read

Loved it, all the way.
I am thankful for every stage and process God let's me go through. I know it's all for my good.

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  • Ken Gambura
  • 03-09-22

best book i have listened to in a long time.

incredible book. highly recommend getting a copy especially the audio is amazing. couldn't stop

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-05-22

The best book so far on the process of crushing

I have read many other books on the subject of crushing, because my husband have experienced it in close up by losing a daughter at 16 years of age in a car crash in 2012.
I have wept listening to the amazing analogy of the grapes turning into wine and the whole process.
This is the best book with all the answers you need and why!
Thank you Ps. Jakes for sharing your personal experience with the world.

Moses and Dina Campisi

from the Gold Coast Australia.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-09-20

Review of Crushing

An excellent book, well read and full of sound teaching. I highly recommended this book.

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  • Ms Wendy Tree
  • 04-24-20

Great content, a little tedious in delivery

The timing of my listening to this book was amazing … so relevant to where I find myself in my life right now. The content is extremely good, and gives meaning and purpose to the suffering we each go through in life in different ways. I did find it difficult to listen to, most of all because the narrator seemed to feel it was necessary to say the same thing twice in a row (I imagine the book has highlighted statements, most likely in some sort of "box" or shading, as I have seen in other books, but when you have just said the thing in the flow of the writing, having it repeated immediately in narration seems pointless and tedious. Otherwise, however, the narrator was easy to listen to, clear and well-spoken, not overly dramatic as some are, but not monotone either. That was my only criticism of his performance. I did struggle with the way in which some concepts were expressed, or some of the personal details described, but overall, it is a very worthwhile book which, for someone in the midst of difficult and painful trials, should provide some hope and a sense of purpose in the midst of them.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-05-19

Powerful Inspiring Touching

as usual, rev t.d.jakes bring his wisdom & experience in words of life. i think this is one of rev jakes best presentation. excellent

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  • djlambert
  • 07-24-19

amazing

What amazing book love it so much. I will definitely get it again and will be sharing to all my friends and family.

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  • Julie F.
  • 06-22-19

Really enjoyed this.

Really enjoyed this, it explains the "why's " in life.
i think it would be of interest to anyone