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Wounded In The Church Participants Guide With DVD (Student/Study Guide)$19.99Add to cart
Church should be a safe place, right? Then why do so many get hurt there?
Ray Beeson and Chris Hayward combine their years of ministry experience to address head-on the elephant in the room: church members and church leaders hurt Christians. All the time. And the long-lasting effects–rejection, shame, despair, loneliness, fear–can be devastating. The authors have witnessed the rise of the “dones,” those who are just done with God thanks to scars from church. With first-person stories of hurt and loss, Wounded in the Church is a wake-up call for any who deny woundedness in the church but is also a redemptive message for any who hurt from church wounds.
The Participant’s Guide for Wounded in the Church contains eight sessions based on the contents of the book, and includes questions for discussion and personal reflection for each session, as well as key Scriptures, quotes to ponder, and a closing prayer. In the companion DVD, Ray and Chris introduce each of the eight sessions. Their fresh content and personal appeal make this an ideal aid for group leaders and participants.
Wounded In The Church$16.99Add to cart
Beeson and Hayward, both veteran pastors and leaders of healing and deliverance ministries, have seen firsthand the rise of the “dones”-those who are just done with God thanks to emotional abuse from Spirit-less churches and messed-up leaders. In Wounded in the Church, these authors combine their years of experience to address head-on the elephant in the room: church members and church leaders hurt Christians. All the time.
The long-lasting effects-rejection, shame, despair, loneliness, fear-are not just characteristic of people leaving the church, but of the still-in-church as well. With first-person accounts of hurt and loss, this book is a much-needed redemptive guide for anyone whose wounds, whether new or old, are still painful.
Leaders and laypeople both will learn how to leave unhealthy attitudes, patterns, and places, to grieve over abuse, and to hope in God’s real deliverance and His continuing work through true churches that build up, not tear down. Beeson and Hayward conclude with practical advice on how to find a healthy and grounded, if imperfect, church.