“Pain will change you more profoundly than success or good fortune.”
You can experience power in the midst of life’s pain. All of us suffer. Yet, this suffering—it shakes up our expectation, guts our goal, plunders our priority, devastates our dream, and votes no to what we may value the most—shifts our perspective and opens our hearts to the power to choose. How will we respond to suffering? In our response lies our opportunity to be at our most powerful, to allow our pain to change us in remarkably fruitful ways.
Your Pain Is Changing You does not attempt to answer the question of why we suffer but rather provides the how to persevere. David Crosby’s true-life stories lead readers deep into suffering and deeper into their own theological perspective. In reading about the suffering of others, men and women will soon find their interest in the stories has led them to empowering God-based truths. Truths that enable them to take charge of their response to pain, dramatically change their quality of life, as well as positively impact those around them. We cannot choose whether sorrow will interrupt us. We can choose our response, our character, and share that victory with others.
Item #: N144119
Category: Christian Life
Size: 6 X 9 Inches
Page Count: 176
Pack Qty: 36
Pub Date: August 2014
“As I read Your Pain is Changing You – unable to put it down – I could also feel it changing me.“
– Jim Amoss, editor, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune
“After reading Your Pain is Changing You, you will see that not only do your trials make you strong, but in fact they make you better!”
– Fred Luter, pastor Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, New Orleans; Southern Baptist Convention president, 2012-2014
“A book that will touch your heart at many different levels.”
– Dr. Frank S. Page, president, Executive Committee, Southern Baptist Convention
“Open this book and you will find David taking you on a journey to a deeper understanding of your own heart.”
– Dr. Chuck Kelley, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
About the Author
As interesting as his writing, compassionate pastor and former reporter David Crosby has walked with many individuals through their pain, including one of the nation’s most horrific natural disasters. As pastor of the First Baptist Church New Orleans, he was there for the Hurricane Katrina aftermath. More recently, he endured the suffering associated with a life-threatening ordeal impacting his grandson and the roller-coaster ride the family took until he recovered. David is active in community and denominational affairs, and has received many rewards and recognition for his civic involvement.
David is the founder and president of the Baptist Crossroads Project that has built 91 homes in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans in a partnership with Habitat for Humanity. CrossroadsNola, its new name, is now turning its focus to addressing the needs of foster children in the region. He is also a member of the board of New Orleans Baptist Ministries which operates a shelter for women and children, Baptist Friendship House, and is building a medical clinic in the Lower Ninth Ward, an underserved area.
He has received many awards and recognitions for his efforts, including: Honorable Mention, New Orleanian of the Year, Gambit Weekly, 2006; Role Model Award for 2005, Young Leadership Council of New Orleans; Home Depot Foundation, NeighborWoods Award, 2006, for building healthy and sustainable communities (Baptist Crossroads); Board of Directors Philanthropy Award, 2007; AFP of Greater New Orleans (Baptist Crossroads); Selection Committee, Times-Picayune Loving Cup (civic award), 2007, 2012.
He and high school sweetheart, Janet Rose Crosby, live in Louisiana and have three children and eight grandchildren.