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Posted August 22, 2013
This book gets a permanent spot in my book collection. it is an
This book gets a permanent spot in my book collection. it is an easy 1 day reader of only about 230 pages with large print.
I decided to read this book soley based on the fact that I really enjoy reading Billy Graham, and have always loved towatch his televised events; what an amazing man of God. This topic Anne, chose also sparked my interest. It is a look into the life of Hagar, and how she was mistreated. The hand maiden of Sara, she was asked by Sara, to have a child with Sara's husband Abraham, because the angels said that he would have a son and Sara, was in her 80s and thought that she could not carry a child. however, when Sara, did become pregnant, Hagar, was cast out of the family and home. Some thanks for being a good maid!! No wonder Ishmael grew up to hate and be filled with bitterness. The author dives into that abyss of bitterness many Christians feels, who feel like they have been wronged in life by a church or Christians in a church. Anne talks openly about how she feels she has been wounded by Christians who did not live as they should be living.
The authors advice basically, is that everyone makes mistakes and we often think of these incidence as deliberate when they are infact very accidental. Afterall, we are emotional creatures. The author talks about how god can renew our hearts and heal the tears and brusies if we allow Him to do so for us.
An intersting note; I just finished reading a blog page that talked about how God can heal our hearts and how we must safe guard what we allow into our hearts. It goes right along with this book, which is interesting because noone knew I had selected this book, so only God could have been driving.
God loves both the hurt and those who hurt, or the wounded and the wounders. This is a book about finding the strength to forgive. The author says, 'Maybe you are among those sho have been so deeply hurt by the church that you no longer want anything to do with God.' The author believes that the grace of God can heal any wound. So do i.
Psalm 147:3 God heals the brokenhearted & binds up their wounds
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Posted September 14, 2013
Following the story of Hagar, Lotz elaborates on how an Egyptian
Following the story of Hagar, Lotz elaborates on how an Egyptian slave was hurt by the great patriarch Abraham. From having to leave her home in Egypt to having to act as a concubine to having to be cast out into the wilderness, Hagar's life was not easy. Interwoven with this story is Lotz's own stories of how she has been wounded by Christians. The chapters are divided into segments that align with the Genesis story. Lotz has a lot of wisdom but is a bit lacking in the knowledge department. In one part of her book, she talks about "Jehovah." For those that don't know, Jehovah is the result of rabbis stripping YHWH of its vowels and trying to make it have the vowels of Adonay (means "lord" in Hebrew) in favor of their man-made traditions. This gets us Yehovah, and when the letter "j" came around about 400 years ago, the name "Jehovah" stuck thanks to a king by the name of James. "Jehovah" is not God's Name. His Name is YHWH. Additionally, at one point in the book, Lotz alludes to Christians not working on Sunday and makes them out to be "obedient." The Sabbath never is or was on Sunday. It is Friday at sunset to Saturday at sunset. The Sunday Sabbath is a result of Constantine's pagan edicts in the 360s AD.
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Posted October 18, 2013
Posted September 6, 2013
"wounded by Gods people" is very hard to put down and
"wounded by Gods people" is very hard to put down and is one of the best of anne graham lotzs books so far. she address`s one of the toughest and perhaps one of the saddest peoblems that happens in alot of churchs the small majority that get hurt . this little inexpensive book address`s those problems head on with some very eye catching scripture and shows you how you can turn your hurt into hope and make the church a special place with Gods help. also recamended :"the reason for my hope salvation by billy graham
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