Every believer is a precious part of Christ's body. When even one is missing, the church lacks power and is less than whole. Whether we're victims, perpetrators, or innocent bystanders, we're called by God to seek restoration. And when one of God's sheep goes missing we have no choice. We must Bring 'Em Back Alive.
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Date:December 1, 2004
The author presents the model of the Good Shepherd (Jesus) to show how health can be restored to the wounded and how the church can be restored to wholeness. Though most of us are not paid shepherds, we all have been charged with rescue, restoration, and responsibility. Both church leaders and attendees have the responsibility to look out for the other through the pastures of life. In a realistic six-step plan, individuals and flocks can mobilize a search-and-rescue team to restore the lost sheep as well as prevent others from wandering. Our churches, our hearts, and our priorities can be transformed if we echo the authors prayer, Although I am not a pastor, I pray that God will give me a shepherds heart. I pray that He will teach me to care about every lamb He has placed in my little flock of influence. In a clear style, sprinkled with humor, each chapter in Burchetts book includes questions for reflection and discussion for use in committees, support groups, or one-on-one discipleship. Dave Burchetts first book, When Bad Christians Happen to Good People, had a dramatic effect on churches across America and is the foundation for his new book. The first book exposed the readers priorities, preferences, methods, and attitudes, leaving in its wake two simple, foundational questions: Who is Jesus Christ, and what should your life look like as a result of that relationship? Bring Em Back Alive is the answer.