–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 fo...
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Yet all too often Gods sheep do wander from the flock. Sometimes, for reasons that are hard to discern, they stray on their own. Other times theyre driven away, perhaps wounded by an unkind word or thoughtless deed. In Bring Em Back Alive author Dave Burchett shows us the importance of bringing these lost and wounded lambs back to the foldor, when were the ones who wandered, becoming willing to return. He explains, step-by-step, how to replenish the spiritual strength of Christs body. And he reminds us that we, like the shepherd, can know the joy that comes when a lost sheep returns home.
Every believer is a precious part of Christs body. When even one is missing, the church lacks power and is less than whole. Whether were victims, perpetrators, or innocent bystanders were called by God to seek restoration. And when one of Gods sheep goes missing we have no choice: We must Bring Em Back Alive.
Includes questions at the end of each chapter for discussion and reflection.