Wounded By God's People (Library Edition): Discovering How God's Love Heals Our Hearts

Wounded By God's People (Library Edition): Discovering How God's Love Heals Our Hearts

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by Anne Graham Lotz
     
 

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Hurt by God's people...
Healed by God's love

Everyone has been wounded . . . hurt . . . neglected . . . by others. But as Anne Graham Lotz looks back on her life, the sad truth is that her most painful wounds were inflicted by religious people — God’s people. People she had grown to love and to trust. But people whose words and behavior

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Hurt by God's people...
Healed by God's love

Everyone has been wounded . . . hurt . . . neglected . . . by others. But as Anne Graham Lotz looks back on her life, the sad truth is that her most painful wounds were inflicted by religious people — God’s people. People she had grown to love and to trust. But people whose words and behavior were inconsistent with what they said they believed. Anne not
only understands the wounded, she also understands how easy it is for the wounded to become wounders themselves.

Maybe you are among those who have been so deeply hurt by the church that you no longer want anything to do with God. Perhaps you are a wounder living in a self-imposed exile, believing yourself unworthy to be restored to a warm, loving relationship with God or His followers.

In this book, Anne breaks the silence of the wounded and the wounders, in order to break the cycle of pain. Drawing on the biblical story of Hagar, Anne leads those who have been hurt by God’s people on a path of discovering the healing power of God’s redemptive love.
 
This audio book is a love story . . . yours!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609819521
Publisher:
Oasis Audio
Publication date:
04/22/2014
Edition description:
Library
Sales rank:
876,222

Meet the Author


Anne Graham Lotz is the president and CEO of AnGeL Ministries, a nonprofit organization that undergirds her efforts to draw people into a life-changing relationship with God through His Word. Called the best preacher in her family by her father, Billy Graham, Anne launched her Just Give Me Jesus revival ministry in 2000. She has spoken on seven continents, in more than twenty foreign countries, proclaiming the Word of God in arenas, churches, seminaries, and prisons. She is also the award-winning author of ten books, including The Magnificent Obsession, Expecting to See Jesus, and Fixing My Eyes on Jesus.

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Wounded by God's People: Discovering How God's Love Heals Our Hearts 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
mmary More than 1 year ago
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
SueAnne More than 1 year ago
No one is immune. This book offers some excellent guidance on how to forgive and ask for forgiveness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt like the narrator was specifically talking to me and it was an eye opener. I highly recommend reading this book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellant book for everyone to read. I am reading it a second time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book will open the eyes of many church leaders. God can work through your hurt.
Teresa_Konopka More than 1 year ago
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.