Christians are more often seen as narrow-minded and exclusionary than they are as representatives of a loving God. It's easy to think that the actions of others are causing the problem, but are you aware of how much your neighbors and friends are forming their opinions of Jesus by watching you? Damage Control will help you determine if you're hurting God's cause without realizing it, and in turn learn how to become part of the solution. Learn how to engage in the spiritual disciplines and peaceful practices of the Christian faith that you can more adequately represent Christ for who he really is.
People don't like Christians. It's a sad fact, but it's true. Instead of being seen as representatives of a loving God, Christians are often seen as narrow-minded, exclusionary, or pushy.
In Damage Control, Dean Merrill examines what Christians can do to stop making Jesus look bad. "Let's shine a light on what we're doing wrong--and what we, as 'field reps,' could do better," he says. In three parts, Merrill looks at God's "shaky plan"--why God left his reputation in the hands of fallible humans--the ways we hurt God's cause without realizing it, and the ways we can help God's cause. This insightful and energizing book will show Christians how to engage in spiritual disciplines, peaceful practices, and evangelism to represent Christ for who he really is.
Dean Merrill is the author of The God Who Won't Let Go and Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Church. He has also collaborated on a number of other books, including Jim Cymbala's Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.