Confronting the Problem of Spiritual Abuse in the Church
On Sale: 2022-11-08
Spiritual abusers are Christian bullies. And high profile cases of pastoral bullying are only a small portion of this widespread problem. Victims suffer in silence, not knowing where to turn. We need gentle shepherds now more than ever, and in Bully Pulpit, Michael J. Kruger reveals how to spot spiritual abuse and how to handle it in the church.
About the Book
Are churches looking for the wrong kind of leaders? The last decade has witnessed a rising number of churches wrecked by spiritual abuse--harsh, heavy-handed, domineering behavior from those in a position of spiritual authority. And high-profile cases are only a small portion of this widespread problem. Behind the scenes are many more cases of spiritual abuse that we will never hear about. Victims suffer in silence, not knowing where to turn.
Of course, most pastors and leaders are godly, wonderful people who don't abuse their sheep. They shepherd their flocks gently and patiently. But we can't ignore the growing number who do not. We have tolerated and even celebrated the kind of leaders Jesus warned us against.
We need gentle shepherds now more than ever, and in Bully Pulpit, seminary president and biblical scholar Michael J. Kruger offers a unique perspective for both church leaders and church members on the problem of spiritual abuse, how to spot it, and how to handle it in the church.
"Every Christian from pulpit to pew needs to read this wise and timely work."
- Karen Swallow Prior
"Both urgent and timely."
- Sam Storms
"Thoughtful, wise, and biblical."
- Mark Vroegop
- Imprint: Zondervan
- On Sale: 2022-11-08
- Publisher: Zondervan
- Publication Date: 2022-11-08
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- Category 1 : RELIGION / Christian Church / Leadership
- Category 2 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Social Issues
- Category 3 : RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Pastoral Resources
- Category 4 : RELIGION / Christian Ministry / General
- Category 5 : SELF-HELP / Abuse