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Larry Crabb in Inside Out

"To have a parent or friend whose relationship to Christ is clearly real and strangely enticing gives a hope of joy that preserves us from the lure of sinful pleasures. As a child I watched with fascination as my dad prayed in church. His prayers were different from so many others. They were real. He seemed to believe he was really talking to someone. That made an enduring impression on me. I didn't want to settle for shallow pleasure when contact with God was possible. I could imagine reality because I tasted it in Dad's relationship with God."

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