Stephen Mansfield has written books on the faith of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Before that, he was a pastor for 20 years. He has gone through his share of church-hurts.
He uses his examples and experiences to guide others through the healing process in ReChurch: Healing Your Way Back to the People of God.
You will read 7 chapters that take you on the journey through identifying the wounds and taking serious inventory on the reasons and the why's of the offense.
Mansfield believes people need to be brutally honest with their situations and many times it means dealing with the pity-parties and denials of those who were offended.
I specifically enjoyed the chapter on forgiveness and the word pictures that the original Greek language imposes from Scripture. You can definitely tell this man was once a preacher.
This book will do well for any soul - whether you're dealing with a church hurt or just pain in general, ReChurch should be read.
This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Tyndale Publishing.