Dr. Stephen Mansfield - that I was holding when a woman greeted me in a bookshop. What followed was her telling me her long story. Her story and this book perfectly fit together!
Stephen Mansfield writes in his book: “When I had gone through a horrible church hurt
myself, I began to realize how epidemic such things are. My friend
George Barna has done a survey confirming that nearly forty percent of
the folks we call “unchurched” in America are actually embittered
ex-church members. This is tragic and it should change the way we
approach the “un-churched” in America. Many of them are already
Christians who are simply angry about how they’ve been treated by other
believers. So, I wrote this book to show them a path to wholeness of
soul and to show the way home. This is certainly my most personal and my
hardest-hitting book. It needed to be. I trust it will help heal the
current epidemic of ‘church hurt’ in this country.”
This book can be a tool for you if you're healing from what Stephen Mansfield calls a "current epidemic of 'church hurt.' " You can "rechurch" and part of your recovery may involve learning to heal internally from the hurts and reconnect with safe people in the church.