Have you, like Jesus, been “wounded in the house of a friend” (Zech. 13:6)?
Our churches are full of hurting and wounded people. Tragically, many of them have been hurt not by enemies, but by friends and fellow believers. Ron Dunn experienced it, and he shares ways to deal with “friendly fire” without causing greater wounds in the process. Surviving Friendly Fire describes with compassion the various forms these attacks take, and offers a Christian perspective on why they happen. Ron discusses biblical ways of surviving – and recovering from – the inevitable. He also assures us it is possible to get past the anger, bitterness, and resentment caused by friendly fire, and even to give thanks for it. Forgiveness, while an obligation for Christians, is neither easy nor cheap, but this book will help you learn to “get even” God’s way.
This updated and expanded edition includes examples of how those on the receiving end of friendly fire were able to gain perspective and victory over bitterness. It also includes a thorough study guide for use by individual readers or in a small group or counseling setting. The study guide provides opportunity for reflection as well as clear, practical action steps for moving forward.
Before his death on June 29, 2001, at the age of 64, due to Pulmonary Fibrosis, Ronald Dunn had an extensive itinerate ministry of Bible teaching and preaching and served as the Minister-at-Large for the MacArthur Blvd. Baptist Church in Irving, TX. He was also the president of LifeStyle Ministries, an organization that produces Bible study cassettes, which he founded in 1970. He preached Bible Conferences all over the United States, Europe, Australia, Canada, Central America, South Africa and the Caribbean Islands.
A graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, Ron was saved at the age of nine, began preaching at the age of fifteen and pastored his first church at the age of seventeen. After completing his Masters of Divinity at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary he pastored the Valley View Baptist Church and Munger Place Baptist Church of Dallas. In 1966, he became the pastor of the MacArthur Boulevard Baptist Church in Irving, TX.
During his time as pastor there, the church doubled in size and began a unique 24-hour Intercessroy Prayer Ministry. This Prayer Ministry has become the model for similar ministries in churches and Christian organizations around the country. In 1975, Ron resigned to fully devote his time to an itinerate ministry of bible teaching and writing.
Ron Dunn is the author of Any Christian Can, The Faith Crisis, Victory, Don’t Just Stand There - Pray Something, Will God Heal Me?, and Friendly Fire. In 1993, the British edition of Don’t Just Stand There - Pray Something was on the UK Christian Bestsellers list for a year and a half, outselling every other Christian book in the UK.
His wife, Kaye, is the President of LifeStyle Ministries and lives in Flower Mound, Texas. They have two children, Stephen and Kimberly. Their first child, Ronald Jr., died in 1975 at the age of 18.
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