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Restoring the Fallen: A Team Approach to Caring, Confronting & Reconciling
by Earl Wilson
When Christians fall into sin, how can we restore them? How can we bring them back into fellowship with more than a superficial apology? What if it is a Christian leader who has been involved in sexual sin or embezzlement or an addiction to gambling? The authors of this groundbreaking book provide a new model for church discipline. The spiritual care team offers an approac ...more
Paperback, 201 pages
Published April 28th 1997 by IVP Books
(first published April 1997)
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Good book for what it was, a guide for using a team approach to helping people who find themselves in deep sin. I'm not convinced that church leaders should be restored to their ministries after falling into the kind of sin the main author fell into. I am sure that he returned to his ministry too soon. Not so much because God can't restore fallen pastors, but because he must be above reproach and have a good reputation with the church people and those outside the church; three years isn't nearly ...more
restoring the fallen presented a team approach to counseling in the case of gross sin by a member of a church. it's discussed through the story of Earl Wilson (one of the authors) and his own experience with a Spiritual Care Team. i appreciated the honesty of the book and straightforward look at church and how they handle (or don't handle) sin and restoration.