Item description for Crucified by Christians: Experiencing the Cross as Seen from the Father by Gene Edwards...
Overview "Experiencing the Cross as Seen from the Father"
Now comes healing!
Pain suffered by a Christian at the hands of another believer is one of the most destructive experiences one will ever know. Few recover completely. Many are destroyed from effective Christian living forever.
Gene Edwards has crafted a beautiful and wholly unique book which points the wounded Christian to healing and to full restoration, even to triumph and ascension. If you have ever experienced unjust treatment from another believer, this monumental literary work is for you. From exquisite agony your life can enter into that of resurrection.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2000
Publisher SeedSowers Publishing House
ISBN 0940232529 ISBN13 9780940232525
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More About Gene Edwards
Gene Edwards is one of America's most beloved Christian authors. He has published over 25 best-selling books, and his signature work, "The Divine Romance," has been called a masterpiece of Christian literature. He has written biblical fiction covering nearly the entire Bible, with titles that include the following: "The Beginning," "The Escape," "The Birth," "The Divine Romance," "The Triumph," "Revolution," "The Silas Diary," "The Titus Diary," "The Timothy Diary," "The Priscilla Diary," "The Gaius Diary," and "The Return."
Gene grew up in the East Texas oil fields and entered college at the age of 15. He graduated from East Texas State University at 18 with a bachelor's degree in English history and received his M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Gene is part of the house-church movement, and he travels extensively to aid Christians as they begin meeting in homes rather than in church buildings. He also conducts conferences on living the deeper Christian life.
Gene and his wife, Helen, reside in Jacksonville, Florida, and have two grown children.
Gene Edwards currently resides in Jacksonville, in the state of Florida. Gene Edwards was born in 1932.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Crucified By Christians?
Excellent book! Jun 27, 2005
While I probably would not reccommend much of Gene Edwards' reading, this book is a rare and great exception. Edwards writes in an easy to understand style that captures the reader. This literally was a book I could not put down. I just read for hours soaking up what the author was saying.
While it is true that Edwards does not fully present how to deal with agony, especially that caused by Christians, this does not seem to be his point in writing the book. This work is a wonderful help in getting a right perspective before God. If you want a book on relating to other Christians or dealing with conflict, sure read another book. But if you want something to help you deal with pain inflicted by others on a personal level, this is the book(other than the Bible, of course). Edwards helps us to see that God is behind our suffering, while not being the author of sin (that is absurd!). In his winsome style Edwards manages to use only one passage from Scripture (I think), but beautifully combines Scripture's teaching on the subject (see Romans 8:28 and Acts 4:27-28). Add this book to your library and buy it to minister to those hurting. It gives great perspective to life in general and gloriously displays the sovereignty of God.
Look for Answers and Relief Elsewhere Mar 13, 2005
There was nothing exquisite about this book but it was true agony to read. The book was short on answers and long on the author's unbibical opinion (in the entire text, the author refers to one, perhaps, two scriptures; moreover, the scripture(s) provided failed to support the author's one sided view of why Christians should be grateful to experience suffering). Unnfortunately, this book will do more harm than good for many Christians who are seeking true answers and relief from the spiritual damage done by some churches and other Christians. There are plenty of good books on the market that truly address this important topic. This is definitely not one of them. For a more spiritual, scholarly, and thought provoking view on the issue of suffering, I strongly recommend two books by Gregory Boyd: God at War and Satan and the Problem of Evil. Christians need valid and discerning spiritual answers to this crucial issue which can wreck one's faith and walk with God and not glib opinions.
Why would I worship God if He is the author of evil? Sep 19, 2004
Gene Edwards' description of God is very disturbing. God is not the originator of evil. Jesus' purpose for his crucifixion does not equal the "purpose" of our trials. Edwards never addresses the issue of dealing with the Christian who has wronged another person. Apparently they are not held responsible nor are there consequences for their actions. Edwards' theory is weak and is based on his own opinions and not based on sound biblical principles. This book will do more harm than good for those who are seeking answers for the hurt they have experienced.
Two prominent themes Jul 25, 2002
Gene Edwards does not allow for the typical "feel sorry" posture of those being persecuted. Instead he points out that a sovereign God is behind every event in the believer's life. As a result, there are two predominate themes running the gamut of life's less than savory experiences. First, in the shadow of every crucifixion is a loving God who loves us, knows about our pain and trusts us to engage the crucifixion in a way that honors Him. Second, if crufixion is resisted, it is merely punitive; if surrendered to, crucifixion leads to resurrection. Most want to transfer the pain or blame someone else. Edwards calls the believer to "know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death." Surrender comes out of obedience, not out of some desire to be martyred. Only here do we learn to see from God's perspective.
I have been crucified by God through Christians Oct 27, 1999
What a wonderful book! I needed it more than you can imagine. I recommend this book to every Christian serious about knowing God's plan for suffering. However, unless the reader is one who has been crucified, the book may not have great appeal. One must be crucified to understand what it means to be crucified. This book will speak volumes to those who have been crucified. Praise God for people like Gene Edwards. I plan to purchase 10 or 12 copies to keep on hand for fellow Christians who are and will be crucified. This book was a survival book for me. Through it I have been restored to the ministry.