This book is full of practical advice on creating a church culture that is healthy, positive and safe. I’m especially pleased to see it coming from the independent church community, but there is valuable guidance here for churches more widely.
Marcus Honeysett, Director of Living Leadership and author, Kent, England
I pray that this book will help us, by God’s grace, to prevent the trauma of abuse by and of pastors from ever occurring in the culture of our churches but also to handle this sin in a healthier way, with the godly seriousness it deserves, when it does rear its ugly, gospel–denying head.
Lee Gatiss, Director of Church Society, and Adjunct Lecturer in Church History, Union School of Theology, Bridgend, Wales
… a wise and biblical resource that not only helps Christian institutions understand spiritual abuse, but provides practical steps to address it. May God use it to protect and purify his church
Michael J. Kruger, President and Professor of New Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina
Blending biblical depth, theological orthodoxy, gospel conviction, and pastoral concern, the authors navigate a field often dismissed by conservative evangelicals for miring itself in therapeutic language. … the love for the bride of Christ is obvious from start to finish.
Stephen McAlpine, National Communicator: Third Space
This book ought to be essential reading for the leaders of churches and organisations, and will challenge and encourage them to foster a healthy culture in which everyone can flourish.