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Twisted Scriptures : Breaking Free from Churches That Abuse

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For Someone Else If You re Concerned. For Yourself If You ve Ever Wondered. You joined your church because of its intensity for God. Like no other place, it s helped you discover the meaning of obedience. Of teachableness. Of death to self. If there s one problem, it s the confusion that sometimes comes from your own carnal thinking. But God has given you leaders who can lovingly correct a doubting, independent spirit and help you choose God s best for your life. How can you go wrong with a church like that? Easily. What you ve just read actually fits the profile of many abusive churches. Twisted Scriptures reveals in depth how the Bible can be distorted in ways that rob you of the liberty Jesus died to give you. You might be shocked at what you discover. This book uncovers the subtle but powerful techniques by which, in the name of truth, controlling leaders manipulate and intimidate countless believers. It also supplies tools for overcoming persuasive, deceptive teachings and practices. Thousands of Christians have already moved from struggle to true freedom and hope through Twisted Scriptures. If you truly want to grow in everything God made you to be, you owe it to yourself to read this book."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 142.24 x 210.82 x 22.86mm | 340.19g
  • ZONDERVAN
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0310234085
  • 9780310234081
  • 366,498

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For Someone Else If You're Concerned. For Yourself If You've Ever Wondered. You joined your church because of its intensity for God. Like no other place, it's helped you discover the meaning of obedience. Of teachableness. Of death to self. If there's one problem, it's the confusion that sometimes comes from your own carnal thinking. But God has given you leaders who can lovingly correct a doubting, independent spirit and help you choose God's best for your life. How can you go wrong with a church like that? Easily. What you've just read actually fits the profile of many abusive churches. Twisted Scriptures reveals in depth how the Bible can be distorted in ways that rob you of the liberty Jesus died to give you. You might be shocked at what you discover. This book uncovers the subtle but powerful techniques by which, in the name of truth, controlling leaders manipulate and intimidate countless believers. It also supplies tools for overcoming persuasive, deceptive teachings and practices. Thousands of Christians have already moved from struggle to true freedom and hope through Twisted Scriptures. If you truly want to grow in everything God made you to be, you owe it to yourself to read this book.show more

Table of contents

Table of ContentsIntroductionPrefaceChapters 1.The Discipleship Game 2.The Discipleship Disaster 3.Authority Unlimited 4.Beyond Accountability 5.The Language of Enslavement 6.Whose Will Is It? 7.Control in Black and White 8.Vicious Information Control 9.Truth or Consequences10.Confession Confusion11.Walling Off the World12.What God and the Discipler Have Joined Together13.This Canât Be Mind Control, Can It?14.Collision With Leadership15.The New Inquisition16.Boxes Within Boxes17.The Way to FreedomEpilogue:Leader of Heavenâs GateUndermined Free WillAppendix 1:References and ResourcesAppendix 2:Shepherding/Discipleship/Accountability Groups: A Brief HistoryAppendix 3:A Summary of AbusesEndnotesIndexAbout the Authorshow more

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