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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

When Bad Christians Happen to Good People by Dave Burchett


When Bad Christians Happen to Good PeopleGenre- Christian Living

Published by- WaterBrook Multnomah

Copyrighted- 2012

Number of pages- 244

Age Group- Adult

Description of book- paperback, list price $14.99, ISBN 978-0-307-72992-7

So many of us have been hurt by Christians.  Is there a solution and a way to make the hurt not happen again?

When Bad Christians Happen to Good People shows ways  to help those who are hurting.  It also discusses ways to show those who have done the damage what what they shouldn’t have been doing.

Topics discussed are:

  • How churches are unfriendly towards its own members.
  • The use of fear to try to gain new members.
  • Christians using their own languages to talk to unbelievers.
  • Strength in obedience to God.
  • The knowledge on how to get rid of legalism and moralism.

Excerpt from this book.

Dave BurchettAbout the author- Dave Burchett and his wife live in Texas.  He began his career as a disc jockey and moved into sports broadcasting.  He is a blogger on and

My thoughts-  This book is needed in today’s society as so many people are leaving the church, because of the Christians within.

We need to let the sinners in.  We need to make them feel welcome.  I’m glad that I go to a church where I am welcomed for who I am.  I would like to go to different churches that are not “sinner-sensitive churches,” so I could help them from the inside out.  I want all of God’s children to feel welcome, not just the “perfect” ones.

“Fear-based Christianity” and speaking to unbelievers using the Christian language is not the way to go.  People who try to gain followers that way really make me shudder.  They really need to read this book.

All Christians and nonbelievers need to read this book, because we would understand what needs to be done and how to do it.  Please find a copy.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received When Bad Christians Happen to Good People: Where We Have Failed Each Other and How to Reverse the Damage by Dave Burchett for free from the WaterBrook Multnomah “Blogging For Books” program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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