“I wish this booklet did not need to be written, but it does, because far too many Christians are wounded every year by fellow believers. As a “spiritual medic,” Mike has treated these wounds for years. His counsel is insightful, compassionate, and solidly biblical; it will help to heal many wounded saints.” —Ken Sande, President, Peacemaker® Ministries
Hit by Friendly Fire: What to Do When Other Believers Hurt You is a book about the painful reality that Christians often hurt each other. The wounds can last for a lifetime. How do we find healing?
We welcome you to the dedication page for this new release. In this page, we offer a prayer of dedication for the book, ordering information, and quote a part of the recent press release.
“O Father of peace, as You sent Your Son, Jesus Christ, to break down walls of division and to be bring healing through Your death on Calvary’s cross, grant that this little book will be used to expose foolish pride, extract festering poison from wounds we have suffered from others, and extend Your Kingdom of grace and peace, and to transform hearts and souls through Jesus Christ our LorD, as many follow the narrow road that leads to forgiveness and new life. AMEN.”
Orders for the new book, Hit by Friendly Fire, may be directed through Amazon. It is also available on other online stores as well as through your local bookstore. The publisher’s page is here at EP Books. It is being distributed in the United States through Cumberland Valley Book Service.
Here is a portion of the press release that went out from McCain and Company:
“Published last month in the U.K., Hit By Friendly Fire is already finding an audience both inside and outside the church, with clergy using it as a ministerial resource and believers reading it for understanding and guidance.
Milton, who currently serves as the chancellor/CEO-elect of Reformed Theological Seminary and as a chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserves, understands the devastation that betrayal at the hands of a friend can cause. Wounds at the hands of fellow believers run even deeper, he says.
‘This is not Baghdad or the Battle of the Bulge or Pork Chop Hill. I am speaking of the many walking wounded in the body of Christ who have been hurt by other believers, people who have been hit by the betrayal of a Christian,’ says Milton.
Although Jesus promised that His followers should expect tribulation from the world, they don’t usually expect to be troubled by their brothers and sisters in the church. Unfortunately, the experiences of Biblical heroes of the faith like Joseph and Paul demonstrate that this is not a new phenomenon. In Hit By Friendly Fire, Milton draws on Scripture to prove that it is possible to move from being a victim to being a victor, even when Christian bonds make the wounds deeper.
‘Full of personal and pastoral wisdom, this little book will help many believers face a trauma all too common in the Christian church, yet all too seldom addressed in the literature,’ says Iain D. Campbell, pastor of the Free Church of Scotland in Point on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
For more information on Milton and Hit By Friendly Fire, visit michaelmilton.org.”
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