New Xulon Title Remedies Bad Experiences with God’s Love

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Kerkstra pens book to encourage, give hope to those mislead and left hurt

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"The church should be a place where anyone can come in and feel the love of God and love for one another.”

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.

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