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Larry Crabb

About Larry Crabb

A Brief Vitae of Lawrence J. Crabb, Jr., Ph.D.
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Brief Bio

Dr. Larry Crabb is a well-known psychologist, conference and seminar speaker, Bible teacher, popular author, and founder/director of NewWay Ministries. In addition to various other speaking and teaching opportunities, Dr. Crabb offers a weekend conference throughout the country entitled Life on the Narrow Road and a week-long School of Spiritual Direction held in Colorado Springs, CO. He currently is Scholar in Residence at Colorado Christian University in Colorado and serves as Spiritual Director for the American Association of Christian Counselors. Dr. Crabb has authored many books including; Understanding People, The Marriage Builder, Finding God, Connecting, The Safest Place on Earth, The Pressure's Off, Shattered Dreams, and SoulTalk. His latest book, Fully Alive, was released in June 2013. Dr. Crabb and his wife, Rachael, live in the Denver, Colorado area.

Educational Background

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Illinois, 1970 (Minors: Speech Therapy and Philosophy of Science)

M.A. Clinical Psychology, University of Illinois, 1969

B.S. Psychology, Ursinus College, 1965


Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Colorado Christian University, Morrison, CO, 1996-present

Adjunct Professor, Regent College, Vancouver, B.C., 1998-1999

Chairman and Professor, Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling Program, Colorado Christian University, Morrison, CO, 1989-1996

Chairman and Professor, Graduate Department of Biblical Counseling, Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, IN, 1982-1989

Private Practice, Clinical Psychology, Boca Raton, Florida, 1973-1982

Director, Psychological Counseling Center, Florida Atlantic University - Assistant Professor, Psychology Department 1971-1973

Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of Illinois Staff Psychologist, Student Counseling Center, University Of Illinois, 1970-1971 (1971 Teacher of the Year Award, Psychology Department)

American Association of Christian Counselors, appointed Spiritual Director 2000

American Association of Christian Counselors, appointed Spiritual Director 2000

American Psychological Association

Licensed Psychologist - State of Colorado

Christian Association of Psychological Studies

Personal Commitments

Family: Rachael, two sons, two daughters-in-law, four grandchildren

Personal growth as a Christian

Involvement with the community of God's people as teacher, friend, and mentor Exploring and writing about the Christian life, particularly the role of spiritual leadership and authentic community in the local church

Ministry Activities

Bible Teaching and Personal Discipleship

Training in Spiritual Direction in a week-long school

Seminars designed to strengthen Christians in their personal walk and in their relationships

Writing Books and articles


Next: Sovereign Stumbling, personal thoughts by Larry Crabb


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