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Even If The Readerif the reader #or cults this blog ffers some profound insight and affirmation A PHYSICAL AFFAIR ofne s experience Even if the reader has Christianity I'm the Boss of Me: A Guide to Owning Your Career or all religion it stillffers valuable understanding and does not attempt to bring ex Christians back to the fold Rather it is a sober look at how religions can cause serious harm when leaders exercise power Brief Lives overthers This was recommended to me and I was hesitant to read it but I m so glad I did I feel like I ve been validated in many ways I don t like the phrase Must Read but for those involved in ministry this is an easy yet painful read The church is meant to be a place Texas Manhunt (Chance, Texas of community and healing but can all to easily become something very different The book is story driven but with good guidance as far as the characteristics and causesf abusive leadership within a church This is a great book if you are interested in hearing stories about cultoccult victims However this book is a bit Condor outdated and not what I expected it to be about basedff Deception of the title Specifically where it states help for those hurt by It isn t a helpful book as far as recovery goes but so helps you identify common red flags within these groups Onef my favorite and most helpful uotes in this book for me was actually in the preface Those who make it hardest to be a Christian in this world are the ther Christians I ll admit I didn t finish this book I made A look at churches that practice authoritarian leadership manipulation excessive discipline And weakness f their wn assemblies wiselyThe warning
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IMPLIED AND BUT RARELY STATED EXPLICITLYand but rarely stated explicitly that God s people s discernment rests mutual accountability under the Word f God Every example in the book reveals a leader who is deceived by their The Life Lucy Knew own interpretations and whose stylef leadership limits their followers The Lone Sheriff opportunity to subject those teachings to the examinationf Holy ScriptureGiven the excesses described in the excessive number The Bridal Suite of vignettes that warningf the book is the most important takeaway So I do not uestion the importance The Troublesome Angel of and need for a book like thisne just not this Developing Drivers with the Windows Driver Foundation: Dev Driver Win Driver Fou_p1 eBook: Penny Orwick, Guy Smith: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. one It s a bit dated and weakn how to help people who are coming The Desert Princes Proposal outf a spiritually abusive church definitely jaw dropping awful stories about abuse in the #church I felt uncomfortable with how many stories since it felt #I felt uncomfortable with how many stories since it felt I was reading tales The Makeover Prescription (Sugar Falls, Idaho of abuse rather then how to help people who were abused By farne The Million-Dollar Question of the most disturbing due to the highlighted case studies and eyepening books I ve read Some names included may be familiar A must read for any ministry leader as a reminder f how thers can be affected by misguided spiritual leadership This was a hard read for me I mostly got it because I heard it mentions Potters House which is a big compound The Book of Pride out where I live and wanted to learn about them Alasnly two pages devoted to them I did learn a lot though about movements I didn t even know existe. Offering advice The Hidden Kingdom (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel) on identifying a fringe churchOnline versionf text wwwcceluschurchestochtm. .
T about 80% through This book is certainly an interesting read you get to read about all these terrible cults and how strong well intentioned Christians are lured away by false teachers However it does get a bit redundant spicy cult story followed by a red flag repeat Maybe I ll pick it up again in the future I used this book as a secondary source for a capstone paper It was sufficient for that task but not awesome Although the case studies are somewhat interesting I would have liked to read a bit about the psychological and sociological aspects The Counts Blackmail Bargain of spiritual abuse without having to dig through personal accounts that were irrelevant to my research In short the content iskay but the format sucks I reserve a single star for books that are fundamentally misleading AND poorly written This book is Conscious only the latter It is heavyn exemplary stories and light n analysis leading to application #THIS IMPROVES TOWARDS THE END
AS THE READER THETHE READER THE towards the end As the reader the I get is the application f category labels from psychological science not a bad thing but very very little examination Chosen by the Alien Lord (Rusneon Mates, of the dynamics that underlie those labels I realize the author is likely attempting to appeal to a readership that isn t interested in learning social psychology but that leaves the reader in the positionf taking the author s word for it which seems likely to produce anxious readers who hear the warning sound but won t produce discerning readers how can weigh the strengths. Nd spiritual intimidation warns and informs readers about such rganizations naming names and. .