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Hurt by God's people...healed by God's love.

Everyone has been wounded…hurt…neglected…by others. But as Anne Graham Lotz looks back on her life, the sad truth is that her most painful wounds were inflicted by religious people - God’s people. People she had grown to love and to trust. But people whose words and behavior were inconsistent with what they said they believed. Anne not only understands the wounded, she also understands how easy it is for the wounded to become wounders themselves.

Maybe you are among those who have been so deeply hurt by the church that you no longer want anything to do with God. Perhaps you are a wounder living in a self-imposed exile, believing yourself unworthy to be restored to a warm, loving relationship with God or His followers.

In this book, Anne breaks the silence of the wounded and the wounders, in order to break the cycle of pain. Drawing on the biblical story of Hagar, Anne leads those who have been hurt by God’s people on a path of discovering the healing power of God’s redemptive love. This audiobook is a love story…yours!

©2013 Zondervan (P)2014 Oasis Audio

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Wonderful

A must read for healing and deliverance God is so fairhful to his
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He loves you so much

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Words of wisdom

You can hear the experience through her words, but more importAntly the tools for us to get through these situations.

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true wisdom!!!

truly a blessing to the body of Christ. to anyone who has suffered a church hurt this would be a great book to have in your library..

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Brilliant

loved it!! It's a book everyone should read, it's helped me see Hagar's story from another point of view. Forgiveness it determines your lifestyle and your afterlife.

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I needed the truths she shared in this book!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book to anyone who has felt the sting of rejection from God's people, and maybe God Himself. I found healing in dealing with the truths in her book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Wounded by God's People?

Recognizing that while God's plan may include wounding to me or to others because of me, He never walks away from us in our wounding.

Have you listened to any of Anne Graham Lotz’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have heard her many times. This is my favorite and very healing.

Any additional comments?

This book handles the issue of pain within Christian circles without causing bitterness or more disunity. Quite the opposite, it encourages healing and restoration when possible.

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From her heart

Anne's understanding of scripture along with the real 'stories' of her own life and that of others, makes this book easy to listen to and relate to. If you are about to read it-God clearly called you to.

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An answer to prayer!!!

What a timely message from a trusted source. Mrs Lotz eloquently and skillfully used the Word of God as a surgeon would use their staple to bring healing and wholeness to their patients.

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Keeping your eyes on Christ

I'm a Roman Catholic, but found this book after praying for some insight into difficulty with forgiveness.

Several decades ago, I experienced clerical sexual abuse at the hands of a young priest. I reported this to the bishop, who lied as he made promises to remove the priest from ministry. Two successive bishops have protected the now aged priest who remains in active ministry in the Diocese of Charlotte to this day. When I admitted my struggle to forgive the priest in confession (to another priest), I was given as a penance to pray for my abuser's soul. I was left with anger, resentment, heartbreak, and a sense of betrayal that I could not put into words.

I came to Lotz's book with the idea that going to any church is the best way to lose your relationship with Christ, not to strengthen it. How many of us must feel this way? Now that I have read it, I have a (slightly) more hopeful perspective.

I found Lotz's book to be enlightening. I was naive about her, suspecting Billy Graham's daughter would be treated with the greatest respect. I was so wrong! She is forthright, candid, and without self-pity as she reveals her own struggles with a far less-than-perfect spiritual experience with the people of God.

The Bible stories I've always loved are explained in a way particularly relevant to those of us who have struggled with forgiveness, have felt alienated and alone, or have been betrayed by those who acted in ungodly ways in the very name of God. Those wounds are with us always and we take them everywhere. But there is an answer, and Lotz builds up to it gradually as she offers truly helpful suggestions and ideas for those whose hearts have been broken by fellow Christians.

I am so pleased and blessed to have read it and recommend it to anyone who is struggling with these issues. It's an easy read, but by no means a slight or insignificant one. I truly believe it can give a new perspective, and look forward to considering its meaning over the following months.

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I thought it was just me.

The sharing of personal experience was startling. If they would do that to her, ... But the Biblical instruction from Hagar's experience is something I can use to help others along the way. The whole book has many real applications for getting back up, and pursuing God's purpose for you. I would highly recommend it to the injured.