I've been reading the book When Bad Christians Happen to Good People by Dave Burchett. It is an interesting book that deals with a very real problem. Even though we are Christians we are human and sometimes we hurt each other.
I'm only on page 27 but already I appreciate the fact Burchett not only addresses the fact that sometimes we do hurt each other but also that we sometimes try to use that hurt as an to excuse to run away from other Christians and from Jesus. It is our responsibility to find our for ourselves who Jesus is and what He means to us.
Here are some quotes from his book.
"If we can spend hours, days and weeks finding the right retirement investment portfolio, dabbling in hobbies, or developing our own bowling form, then we should be able to squeeze out a little time when we get up in the morning to understand Christ's claims and what they mean, regardless of our experiences with other Christians." (page 4)
"Most of us Christians have been wounded by "friendly fire" somewhere along our journey. Whether that fire is intentional or not, the scars are real." (page 4)
"This book has been written for the person who has been jurt by a judgemental or unfriendly church. . . . . This book is also intended for Christians who inflicted these wounds. Would it surprise you to learn that there is probably a significant overlap between these two audiences? (page 4)
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