Wounded by God's People: Discovering How God's Love Heals Our Hearts
December 31, 2014
This book by Anne Graham Lotz gave great insight on being wounded and being a wounder, which allows one to put their hurt, something we all experience, in proper perspective so that we are not bound by our hurts and we can more easily glorify God despite our hurts. If you are open to it, God can use this book to change your perspective on your wounds, allowing you to separate your hurts from the one who hurt you so that you may still love regardless of how hurt you have been.
This entire book is helpful and clearly founded on the author's personal experience, but I was amazed at the section on Hagar. At the time, I was preparing a devotional about her, and I found this book to be very helpful.
I really enjoyed this book. As a pastors wife, I too have been wounded by church people. Her incorporation of Hagar's story added to the points that were being made. Well worth your time to read this wonderful book!
I'm still reading this book and really enjoying it. Mrs. Lotz is showing me a side to the Hagar story I've never seen. I like that she is so honest about her own hurts....both those received and given.
Expected this to be a book on how to witness to people hurt by the institutional church, to draw them back to the Lord, but instead its quite personal, addressing individuals hurts in the author's life and your own. Far less "solutions" than I'd hoped, just compassion with a tone of unresolved hurt on her part.