Thursday, June 23, 2016

Book Review: The Bride(zilla) of Christ by Ted Kluck and Ronnie Martin

What comes to mind when you hear the word, "Bridezilla?" I know the first time I heard the word, I thought of the monster lizard Godzilla which does sounds like bridezilla. When we hear of bridezillas, we think of women who want everything perfect on their wedding day at any cost even if it means hurting someone's feelings. There was even a TV show on bridezillas that was on the air for over nine years.

Christians have referred to the church as the bride of Christ based on the teachings of the book of Ephesians and Revelation. There are times when the church acts more like a bridezilla than a bride. Lets face it, people in the church can hurt others especially those who are called in ministry. I have been hurt by people in the church and I am sure you have as well.

Ted Kluck and Ronnie Martin have written a book that addresses the church hurting one another. The book is titled, The Bride(zilla) of Christ. Kluck and Martin become very transparent in regards to their wounds from the church. Each chapter of the book deals with specific hurts and what to do about them when it happens.

At the end of the book, there is a call of unity and restoration within the body of Christ. Satan would love it if our churches were so divisive because of piety arguments or grudges that have caused churches to split. Each author takes a turn on a chapter a piece so there stories does not become entangled in one chapter, which makes it easy for the reader to follow along.

If you have, or more recently, been hurt in the church, this book is for you. Pastors need to read this for themselves to minister to those who have been hurt in the church. I think those who have hurt others in the church should also take a look at this book so their is repentance and restoration.

Thanks Multnomah for letting me review this book.

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