"The church should be a place where anyone can come in and feel the love of God and love for one another.”
Maitland, FL (PRWEB) April 13, 2012
Within the pages of Connie Kerkstra’s new book, The Hurting Church ($10.99, paperback, 978-1-61996-620-8; $17.99, hardcover, 978-1-61996-621-5; $5.49, e-book, 978-1-61996-622-2) readers will come to an understanding of who God really is and the extent of His love. For those who may have had a bad experience within the church, the author reassures that God is always seeking them.
“[The mission of my book is] Ezekiel 34:16: ‘I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak’,” states the author. “What is it that turns people off from church? I think people are looking for genuine people, or should I say, people who are real. The church should be a place where anyone can come in and feel the love of God and love for one another.”
Connie Kerkstra has gained much insight by her involvement in the local church: By volunteering in many areas, to hosting and leading many small groups with her husband and much studying and research of the scriptures in her daily life. Connie is a firm believer that no one can truly understand certain things unless they have been through it themselves and that our own experiences speak loudly.
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order The Hurting Church through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.