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When God's People Let You Down: How to Rise Above Hurts That Often Occur Within the Church

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Healing in its pages

By A. Craig "a reader" - September 18, 2002

I just recently read this book. It is a definite re-read for me.I've had some negative experiences and sharp disappointments when dealing with some Christians or "churchfolk". I've seen actions that didn't meet the most basic laws of common courtesy and respect, let alone the higher standards that the Bible lays out for us to follow with each other. I've seen a lot of hypocrisy, dysfunction and unhealthy dynamics in the "church". All this left me with a very sour view on church and on other Christians. I had a mistrust for leadership and just wondered if folks were really trying to follow the Bible or was it all just a big show.This book has helped me to reconcile a lot of those issues. Here were the major points for me:- It is okay to expect the body of Christ to act like the body of Christ is supposed to act. It is okay to expect a higher standard of morality in the church than what is seen in the world. If the Bible says, don't lie, then it's okay to expect... read more

This is no book - THIS IS A MIRACLE!

By A Customer - May 15, 1998

Jeff Vanvonderan does it again. His wisdom, written with a "probe like" dialogue into your heart, helps the reader better understand his or her hurt, and therefore overcome it. Even for readers who have not found themselves hurt by ignorant, but certainly well meaning, people, this book is strongly recommended. It will prepare you with the tools to handle the hurts that come your way. (This book actually lifted me out of a critical, very clinically advanced depression.)

Helpful book from a great author

By Oceanwaves "goawaynnow" - March 17, 2005

I have to praise the author for his wonderful and ground

breaking books. This particular book is not one of my

favorites, but it is worth reading. I personally think it

would be more helpful to include the possibility for some

Christians to simply stop attending an institutional church

at all for a season. The idea that we "have" to be "in

fellowship" and it "has" to mean an institutional church

can be very restrictive. Some wounded Christians are

helped by finding a different church, but some heal better

by staying out of institutional settings for a season, or

for good. There is also a home church movement which helps

some people. The point is to be led by the Holy Spirit

in your choice. For some people, withdrawing from Christian

fellowship for a time until healing can occur and until

a healthier model can be formed, is the... read more

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