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As you go through life, you will undoubtedly encounter crises that will leave you broken and wounded. These could be wounds from a shattered marriage, from a failed business partnership, or even from the elders, pastors, board members or teachers at a church. The question is how you will choose to respond when this occurs. Will you pick up the pieces and move on? Or will you merely content yourself to live in the ruins of your former life?
From Ruins to Rebuilding draws on principles from the book of Nehemiah and demonstrates the process of Israelites went through to rebuild the walls of the city of Jerusalem after they were destroyed. These same principles can be used as a resource for pastors or counselors who are assisting people through difficult life experiences, or they can be used by any layperson who desires a step-by-step process for healing and rebuilding.
If you have suffered loss and need healing and restoration, know that God has a n incredible purpose and future in store for you. It is time for you to step out of the ruins and gain a new vision, a new hope, a new promise and a new purpose. But you just take the first step and decide that you will no longer be a victim. From Ruins to Rebuilding will show you how to start the healing process and persevere until you reach wholeness in your life.
Dr. Burliss Parker earned his Master's and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. For 10 years he served as a district superintendent, and for more than 25 years has worked to bring restoration and healing to churches and congregations. The steps outlined in From Ruins to Rebuilding are a direct result of his ministry with these churches and from his own personal journey of rebuilding.