Wounded by God's People: Discovering How God's Love  Heals Our Hearts  -     By: Anne Graham Lotz
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Wounded by God's People: Discovering How God's Love Heals Our Hearts

Zondervan / 2013 / Hardcover

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As the daughter of Billy and Ruth Graham, Lotz has lived among the faithful all her life---and knows that we are quite capable of hurting one another! Drawing wisdom from the biblical story of Abraham and Hagar, she explores the ways in which the wounded can become wounders themselves---and points us toward God's merciful healing grace. 176 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.75 X 1.0 (inches)
ISBN-13: 9780310262893
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Tucked into Abraham’s biography is the story of Hagar, a young Egyptian slave with whom Abraham had a son named Ishmael.  Hagar stood out because she was wounded—not physically, but in ways that were as emotionally and spiritually painful as any injury to a body would be. Some wounds were provoked by her own bad behavior, but others were inflicted by those who considered themselves God’s people.

 

Anne Graham Lotz too has been wounded by God’s people. Some wounds have been deeper than others, some have come out of nowhere, and still others have been provoked by her own behavior, but all of the wounds have been deeply painful. They seemed to hurt even more when the wounders wrapped their behavior in a semblance of religion or piety.

 

As Hagar’s story unfolds, you will discover that wounded people often become wounders themselves. While Anne identifies with the wounded, the unpleasant reality is that she also identifies with the wounders, because she has been one, too.  She knows from experience that wounding is a cycle that needs to be broken.  And by God’s grace, it can be.

 

Many have had similar experiences. And perhaps you are among those who have been so deeply hurt that you have confused God’s imperfect people with God. Maybe you have even run away from God as a result.  Or perhaps you have been a wounder to the extent that you are living in a self-imposed exile, believing you are unworthy to be restored to a warm, loving relationship with God or with God’s people. Whatever your hurts may be, Wounded by God’s People helps you to begin a healing journey—one that enables you to reclaim the joy of God’s presence and all the blessings God has for you.

 

God loves the wounded.  And the wounders.

Author Bio

Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of Billy and Ruth Graham, is the president and CEO of AnGeL Ministries, a nonprofit organization that undergirds her efforts to draw people into a life-changing relationship with God through his Word. Anne launched her revival ministry in 2000 and has spoken on seven continents, in more than twenty foreign countries, proclaiming the Word of God in arenas, churches, seminaries, and prisons. She is also the award-winning author of ten books, including her most recent, The Magnificent Obsession.

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  1. Age: 45-54
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    December 31, 2014
    DJ
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    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.
  2. Warren, Maine
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Biblically Rooted and Relevant
    December 31, 2014
    Michele Morin
    Warren, Maine
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
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    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.
  3. Chicagoland
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    wounded by Gods people
    October 23, 2014
    Teresa Elliott
    Chicagoland
    Quality: 5
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    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!
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    October 5, 2014
    Sweetatorscreampuff
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    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.
  5. 3 Stars Out Of 5
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    October 3, 2014
    avid reader
    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.
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