In a desperately hurting world full of toxic relationships, crippled values, and mutilated morality, lives are crying out for a real healing-not drug induced solutions, not psychbabble band-aids, but authentic answers that heal the heart, should and mind. And there is only source for this kind of healing: Jesus Christ and his church. It is through his church that he proclaims to the world: "Come to me all you who are weary, and I will give you rest."
,br/>After years of ministering to and loving lost souls, author and pastor Doug Murren has identified the essential characteristics of healing churches. Through fascinating stories and hard-earned wisdom, this insightful, inspiriting, and instructive book reveals how you can become a healing force in your neighborhood, community, and the world.
Why should churches heal? Does your church touch the lives of broken people and bring healing to their hearts? How does a church become that healing force that glorifies God and impacts whole communities? In a desperately hurting world full of toxic relationships, crippled values, and mutilated morality, lives are crying out for real healing -- not drug-induced solutions, not psychobabble Band-Aids, but authentic answers that heal the heart, soul, mind, and strength. There is only one source for such healing power. The Church that was built on the One who said to the world, "Come to me all you who are weary and burdened." The question is not can we become a church that heals shattered lives but will we. Doug Murren, in this insightful, inspiring, and instructive book, reveals why and how you can become a healing force in your neighborhood, community, and the world.
Doug Murren is director of Square One Ministries and the author of more than thirteen books covering a wide variety of genres. Doug is an ordained minister with the Free Methodist denomination. He and his wife, Lori, are a team in leading Square One. He and Lori live in Sammamish, Washington.