Wounded By God's People
I've been wounded. I've been hurt by God's people. So when I heard that Anne Graham Lotz was releasing a new book with Zondervan called, Wounded by God's People, I immediately acquired a copy.
A quarter of the way through the book I was a bit bored. Half way through the book I was planning a negative review. Three quarters of the way through God orchestrated events in such a way that I could talk with someone who had wounded me and vice-verse. Now that I have finished the book, I believe every person who has ever been hurt by God's people should read this book.
Anne uses the story of Hagar, found in the book of Genesis, as the Biblical underpinning for this book. I found the links to be forced at time. I believe she made the right choice by using the story of Hagar. However, my issue was that she also added "thoughts" to what Hagar may have been thinking, feeling, etc. In doing so, I became quite distracted by these "thoughts" and felt she was forcing links at times where there were none.
This happened less frequently through the book and as it did, I felt the book began to improve and Anne began to hit her stride. She was truly digging up ground that needed to be addressed and poked holes in any justification or defense the reader might throw up. Anne not only addresses the wounded but the wounder as well (often the same person).
I would highly recommend this book.
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