As an emotional system all relationships are capable of becoming conflicted. When this happens people often resort to unhealthy non-beneficial ways of resolving the conflict. The Process of Reconciliation provides insights into the dynamics influencing the breakdown and some steps to become reconciled. Insights are shared based on Scripture, family systems thinking, understanding a values system hierarchy and years of working with conflicted congregations. The result is a resource that provides concrete steps in helping individuals overcome their fears and enter into a conflict resolution process. John Hirsch has been a pastor of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod for 37 years. He served one congregation in Brighton Michigan for 22 years and now as Director of Congregational and Worker Care for the Texas District, LCMS since Jan. 1995. In his latter role he has worked with dozens of conflicted congregations. He has a B.A. in psychology from the University of Texas in Austin, a M.A. in educational psychology from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti MI, a M.Div. from Concordia Theological Seminary, Springfield, IL, and a D. Min. from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, MI. He also has five quarters in CPE and extensive training in conflict resolution in a variety of resolution models. In The Process of Reconciliation Dr. John Hirsch provides helpful and practical advice for effective and God-pleasing reconciliation. If you need to step out from under the burden of conflict, resentment, or unforgiveness, this book is for you. -Rev. Michael W. Newman, author of Satan's Lies, What Happens When You Die and Revelation: What the Last Book of the Bible Really Means.