Ron Pleune releases faith guide for new generation

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New book ‘The Ministry of Restoration’ aims to restore faith in those ‘overtaken by sin’

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My inspiration also grew out of two other factors that I observed.

After seeing a lack of participation by pastors, pastoral staff and local congregation in providing support and counseling to those overcome by sin, author Ron Pleune decided to write his new faith-based book, “The Ministry of Restoration” (published by CrossBooks).

“My inspiration also grew out of two other factors that I observed,” Pleune says. “Those who enter the pastorate and have little, if any, practical experience in divorce counseling, drug, porn and alcohol abuse and the GLBT agenda. And the lack of training in the Church to be able to understand that they can disagree with the sin of others but still support the sinful person in various ways.”

Pleune’s new book explores what it means to be overtaken by sin and considers who is responsible for restoring sinners back to their faith. It addresses techniques in counseling, offers suggestions on how to handle different types of sin, forgiveness and shame and provides guidance for taking the steps to move past sin and forward in life.

The Ministry of Restoration
By Dr. Ron Pleune
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 114 pages | ISBN 9781462735990
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 114 pages | ISBN 9781462735976
E-Book | 114 pages | ISBN 9781462735983
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ron Pleune earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in youth and family ministry and apologetics at Bethany Theological Seminary in Dothan, Alabama. Pleune has extensive experience in Christian ministry through teaching, pastoring and evangelistic ministries and is also a certified behavior management specialist. He has been active in various teaching capacities and is presently in secular employment as a professor at various institutions in Utah, where he currently resides.

CrossBooks, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention, is a Christian publishing imprint committed to bringing more Christian voices into the publishing industry. Established authors, first-time authors, and authors anywhere in between can meet their goals and fulfill their vision for their books by publishing with CrossBooks. CrossBooks’ innovative style of publishing blends the best of traditional and self-publishing. While our authors contribute monetarily to cover the cost of publishing, we maintain a strict moral and quality standard that every manuscript must meet for us to publish. For more information on publishing your Christian book with CrossBooks, log on to or call 1-866-879-0502.

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