|描述：||xi, 243 p. ; 21 cm.|
|内容：||Introduction : a brief disclaimer --
Part I : silencing the lambs : the indefensible things we do to one another --
Part II : why won't those heathens listen? : thoughts on how we lost our audience --
Part III : reality-based faith for survivors : being real in an artificial world.
Throughout history, Christians have done considerable damage to others-both independently and in the name of Christ. Each time this occurs, one of God's precious creations is wounded and the church's witness to the world is grievously weakened. For years, unbelievers and Christians have rejected the church because of damaging encounters with a Christian, a Christian leader, or a group of Christians. No matter how much we wish to reverse the damage, however, we cannot reach the unchurched with the life-changing message of the gospel-nor can we protect those still within the body-unless we insist upon dramatic changes within our church communities. Targeting every person who has ever been hurt by a Christian-as well as those believers responsible for inflicting such damaging wounds-author Dave Burchett calls for a new way of relating that will bring healing to the church and transform our witness to the world.