Church Hurts Can Make You Bitter Or Better

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Xulon Press, 2009 - Religion - 100 pages
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My prayer is that every hurt you have encountered throughout your life will be released from you as you go through the various chapters. Like a person who sets a goal to lose weight, you will set a goal in your mind and heart today, and you will begin working hard to lose hurts that have been keeping you from your destiny and the land of promise. Many of you think because you are walking in the newness of life everyone else is traveling the same road. The mind you now have is the mind of Christ, and your sole purpose is to please God. You do not expect to deal with drama in the church. You expect to see a noticeable difference between the unsaved and those who profess salvation. The dreadful cycle of hurt has damaged, wounded, and killed many people in the church. No matter how hard you try to camouflage the pain inside, it is not hidden. You can cover bruises, scars, and cuts, but hurt to the heart shows in various forms that are noticeable. Evangelist Joyce L. Carelock is known for her words of encouragement, wisdom and her passionate call to motivate others to do the will of God. By the mercies of God she has moved out in faith to help others identify and understand their God given abilities. She believes that God has her in this place for a time such as this. Her motto is: "If I can have it, God can Heal It." She is determined to believe God no matter what! She has spoken at many women's retreats and conferences, etc. With joy, she now serves as First Lady of Grace and Mercy Cathedral COGIC, in Chantilly, VA.
 

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"Church Hurts Can Make You Bitter Or Better: You Choose", I believe that this book is a great book for people that has been hurt and went through pain in their life. The lady that wrote this book went through a lot of hard times. Today you can look at her and say all those things she wrote about can't be true, you look too good to have gone through all of those things. Some parts in the book just had tears rolling down my face, I just could not believe the things that she went through. This book was so amazing, I know many people has been hurt in the church and like to keep it inside and don't like to talk about it to anyone, but one thing that I can say is once you read this book you won't be the same, you learn how to get rid of all that old baggage thats been next to you for the past years. You can move on with your life and become better, because it is time out for being bitter, let this book make you better. Thank you so much for writing this book, it is going to help so many people in so many ways.
Congratulations, I love you, keep writing books that can make a change in people's life. Janie
 

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Besides the fact that this book pulls at you both spiritually and emotionally, what I enjoyed most about this book, is that she makes you feel like she is sitting right next to you holding your hand and talking ONLY to you! This doesn't read as a 'How to...' book but a, 'Sister let me tell you how you WILL make it through...' Thank you! 

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Contents

Introduction
11
Understanding your Attachments
35
Dressing for Battle
51
Know Your Purpose
65
Bitterness to Blindness
81
From Bitter to Better Scriptures
95
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