The Faith Business

The Faith Business

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The Reverend John Celia works on the cutting edge with people who have been hurt by belief systems of all varieties. Most of his work is with people who were involved in cults on the fringes of orthodox Christianity. Having set up the Christian Rescue service in 1985, he has since been involved in more than 10,000 cases of people who have needed help and counselling as a result of being abused and manipulated by various religious groups. Using stories from his experience, he examines the "God-shaped vacuum" in human beings which engenders such a powerful need to believe, the reasons why people turn to cults, and the dynamics of abuse and its devastating effects. He argues compellingly for accountability on the part of all church leaders, and explores why the established church hasn't always satisfied people's spiritual hunger. This text raises vital questions about the nature of belief at the end of the 20th century, and those involved in church leadership.show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 130 x 197mm
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Marshall Pickering
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0551031344
  • 9780551031340