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Inter-Varsity Press Restoring the Fallen: A Team Approach to Caring, Confronting & Reconciling

When Christians fall into sin, how can we restore them? How can we bring them back into the fellowship with more than a superficial apology? These are vital questions, but so often churches stumble at this critical point. Either we ignore the wrongdoing or we banish the wrongdoer. The authors of this groundbreaking book provide a new model for church discipline with the spiritual care team, a small group of mature Christians who voluntarily commit themselves to support and guide a person with special spiritual needs through a process of restoration. In these pages you will find practical guidance on how to form a spiritual care team, how to support the spouse and family of the person being restored, how to integrate professional helpers and the church into the process, and how to provide ongoing care when the main work of the team is complete.
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Review 1 for Restoring the Fallen: A Team Approach to Caring, Confronting & Reconciling
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Date:December 18, 2008
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Patrick L.
I can speak from personal experience that the Friesen's are the greatest gift to my marriage restored. I am 57 days into a new life with a new wife who has lived in the darkness for the last five years and is now home. This book helped us understand the evil that is adultery and how pervasive it can be. If you are a Christian or seeking and are suffering through a broken marriage this book is the answer you are looking for.
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Date:September 16, 2000
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Barbara
Earl Wilson shares, from his own experience, along with his wife and two couples from the restoration team, the value they found in a caring team of Christians supporting Earl and his family. There is emphasis on the fallen, on not just being forgiven, but being wholly honest to himself and others, and then taking the time to be fully restored, and not just reinstated. It urges confronting, in love, to be sure the person will know that they will be held accountable, and to help them to stay on track. Although this book deals with sexual sinning, the principles are applicable to other sinful behavior as well. The last paragraph was disappointing, and seemed, in some ways, to contradict the theme of total honesty precluding full restoration, but overall I liked the book a lot.
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