Monday, May 03, 2010

ReChurch-Healing you way back to the people of God by Stephen Mansfield

The point of this book is to help those who have been hurt by someone in the church be restored and healed from that hurt, and frankly it is a book that,sadly, is needed and the author does a really good job of explaining the scriptures and bringing out insights in practical and essential ways.

Having walked through this process myself, prior to reading this book, I can affirm that his points are sound and discerning and will help others walk through this, if they are willing to put the work in to being restored.

He has an EXCELLENT section on walking through forgiveness, bringing some insights that are not often heard yet are directly tied to the right understanding of the Greek words used in scripture.

The first part of the book reads a little slow, but the entire book is a quick read. That said it is full of deeper processes that, if the reader wants to experience healing, needs to take the time to process, do some soul searching and some work, but it is guided by solid biblical principles and is explained in clear language.
He brings up some interesting thoughts on predestination, but not in the way you would typically think, so there is some material that challenges your thinking as you work through the processes he outlines.

I would recommend this book for those who have traveled the church circles in the past but have become disconnected from the church due to experiencing some hurt from leadership or church members.

Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book, but I am free to post openly my own thoughts, positive or negative, on this publication.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another good editorial son. I know a few folks who could possibly benefit from this read.