Eyeopener! Review, & Giveaway! Wounded in the Church by Ray Beeson & Chris Hayward

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About the Book

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Book title: Wounded in the Church

Author: Ray Beeson & Chris Hayward

Release date: March 14, 2017

Genre: Non-fiction

Church should be a safe place, right? Then why do so many get hurt there?

Ray Beeson and Chris Hayward combine their years of ministry experience to address head-on the elephant in the room: church members and church leaders hurt Christians. All the time. And the long-lasting effects—rejection, shame, despair, loneliness, fear—can be devastating. The authors have witnessed the rise of the “dones,” those who are just done with God thanks to scars from church.

With first-person stories of hurt and loss, this book is a wake-up call for any who deny woundedness in the church but is also a redemptive message for any who hurt from church wounds. Leaders and laypeople alike will learn how to grieve over abuse, to leave unhealthy attitudes and patterns that cause pain, and to trust in God’s real, delivering work through churches that build up, not tear down.

Thanks to the grace of God, there is always hope beyond the pain.

About the Authors

Ray Beeson is the director of Overcomers Ministries, a teaching ministry with a special emphasis on spiritual warfare and prayer. Ray teaches seminars on spiritual warfare, prayer, and Christlike living and is the author of numerous books including Signed in His Blood (Charisma House, 2014) and The Hidden Price of Greatness (Overcomers, 2000). Ray and his wife, Linda, live in Ventura, CA.

Chris Hayward has had over thirty-six years of pastoral ministry and is currently serving as president of Cleansing Stream Ministries, a discipleship ministry that works with the local church around the world. He is also the author of God’s Cleansing Stream (Chosen Books, 2004) and The End of Rejection (Chosen Books, 2007). Chris and his wife, Karen, live in Castaic, CA.

Guest Post from Ray Beeson & Chris Hayward

When we tell people we’ve written a book entitled “Wounded in the Church,” many nod knowingly. Sadly, the pain and heartache that happens in churches is all too common. Collectively, the two of us have spent more than 70 years in ministry. During that time we have seen neglect, tactlessness, and blatant insensitivity fostered by some leaders and congregations resulting in the wounding of others. We realize it is not prolific in every church, but the wounding is significant and it needs to be exposed. That is why we wrote this book – we share real stories of real people who were wounded in church, a place that should be a shelter of God’s love and peace. Sometimes people are abused by leaders or church members. There are also times when leaders are abused by people within the congregation. As you read, perhaps you’ll identify with some of the situations described. If so, be assured you are not alone. If you have been wounded, it is our hope and prayer God uses this book to facilitate healing. Because of Jesus Christ, there is hope beyond the pain.

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Giveaway

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Review: WOUNDED IN THE CHURCH by Ray Beeson & Chris Hayward. This book is an eyeopener. It makes one stop and think no matter if you are the one that has been wounded or you are the person causing it. This is a book that should be read by all who claim to be a Christian and those who are a Christian. Great read. I received a complementary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 4.0 stars!

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5 responses to “Eyeopener! Review, & Giveaway! Wounded in the Church by Ray Beeson & Chris Hayward

  1. Deana

    I loved your review of the book. It is a book I really need to read. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the book.

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  2. Thank you for your review. I think this is something we have all dealt with at one point in our lives.

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  3. Robin in NC

    For some people, it’s easier to tear down other folks than examine their own flaws. So sad! rw620 AT aol DOT com

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  4. carlrscott

    I’ve heard about his issue quite a bit and even seen this book before. It sounds like something important to address, thanks for doing so.

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  5. Thank you for the review — it is an important topic with which many can identify but few people can see past their own experience to fix. I’m thankful for authors like Ray and Chris who offer healing and hope for the wounded and people like you who are helping to get the word out.

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