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“Dave Burchett has tactfully tackled a tricky and serious issue in contemporary church life. Using plenty of appropriate humor and examples from scripture to make his points, his message is both practical and powerful. If you care about the family of God you should read this, whether you think you need to or not.”
–John W. Styll, president of the Gospel Music Association
“There are few people I would trust to handle the sticky subject of bringing healing to church-wounded Christians, but Dave Burchett is most definitely one of them. With compassion, insight, firmness, and his own unique brand of humor, Dave pushes us past fruitless quibbling about who’s to blame into God-honoring dialogue about what’s to be done. I think I can already hear some applause from Heaven”
–Andrew McQuitty, senior pastor of Irving Bible Church in Irving, Texas
“Witty and warm, pithy and profound. If you’re MIA because of church-inflicted wounds–or if you love someone who is–Bring ’Em Back Alive is for you. Dave Burchett has written a compelling reminder that, as one of Christ’s sheep you are loved, you are wanted, and you are not alone!”
–Sandra Glahn, best-selling author and instructor at Dallas Theological Seminary
“Bring ’Em Back Alive challenges the reader to get involved with those who have left the church for one reason or another. As I read the book, I found myself arguing with Dave, ‘It’s too hard. They won’t listen. I don’t have the time.’ But with solid biblical analysis, a healthy dose of edgy humor, and with genuine compassion born of his own experience, he convinced me that my excuses don’t matter. Christ’s wandering sheep need our help. Who will reach out to them if we don’t? I’m glad I read this book because I needed it. Pastor, buy two copies of this book–one for yourself and one to give away. It’s that good.”
–Dr. Ray Pritchard, author of An Anchor for the Soul and senior pastor of Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, Illinois
“I have heard it said that ‘the church is the only institution that shoots its wounded.’ I needed this book many times when I and my family were in the crosshairs, but there was none like it. It’s my hope that when circumstances find you as the wounded, you will not run from the church, but run to its leader, Jesus Christ. He understands what being wounded is all about. In His arms you will be brought back alive!”
–Ron DiCianni, artist and author
“Dave Burchett has provided Christians with a wise and practical challenge that will bring joy and life to the church of the twenty-first century. With downright funny metaphors and down-to-earth honesty, he gently challenges readers to become agents of God’s grace, so that all may experience His healing and wholeness.”
–Dr. Steve Moore, senior vice president of Asbury Theological Seminary
“This book is salve to wounded hearts and those with a heart for the spiritually wounded. Dave Burchett gently and compassionately provides insight and direction for the journey toward healing. His humor (he is genuinely one of the funniest people I know!) provides delightful moments of respite in the midst of a difficult subject. The body of Christ needs this book!”
–Sue Bohlin, speaker, writer, and Webservant for Probe Ministries
“In writing this book, author Dave Burchett…uses his own life experiences and clever wit to communicate the importance of restoring people of faith to fellowship.”
–John Frost, noted broadcast strategist
Dave Burchett is the author of When Bad Christians Happen to Good People. He is also an Emmy-award winning television director, a devoted husband to his wife, Joni, and the proud father of three grown sonsSee all Editorial Reviews
During an age where so many have been wounded by the church, I found this to be a step in the right direction in making churches more transparent. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Dr. M
Bought this as a gift for my son. It came just when we expected it to. The book is a wonderful and very encouraging.Published 19 months ago by Dawn Foster
This book addresses the fact that Pastors are human and make mistakes. It addresses the need for all church members to take responsibility for the church flock Good practical... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Judy Teague
Timely words for the family of God to hear. Too often we leave our wounded to die without a backward glance.Published 23 months ago by Margaret Griffin
Good book...would recommend to those who have been hurt by a church. His first book was just as good. Great books!Published on May 2, 2013 by Kellie
Same approach, different cover story. Does not really deal with those wounded by the religious righteous with anything new. Very disappointed.Published on April 3, 2013 by Michael Garren
This book is well written and deals with a very sad but very real issue in churches today.
Attitudes will mostly trickle down from who ever is in "charge". Read more
Our church split after a very ugly feud, and I'm still walking through the healing. I thought this book would be helpful, maybe provide some fresh light on these issues, however... Read morePublished on December 30, 2012 by Wendy Sue M.