How grateful we are for two careful book reviews (and recommendations)!
Matt Smethurst, an assistant editor for The Gospel Coalition and a Master of Divinity student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, commended us on the IX Marks website for “keeping God’s Word primary, the gospel central, humility necessary, God’s glory precious, and an eternal perspective as our one orientation.” You can read the entire review here.
And Pastor David Mundt (M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) wrote the following review for The CBA Retailers & Resources Magazine:
“Conflict is an unfortunate but normal part of every relationship and most group experiences. The church isn’t immune to conflict, but the stakes are often higher because the world is watching to see if our gospel of grace, forgiveness, and reconciliation really works in our lives. Thankfully, conflict can be redeemed so that God is glorified, relationships are restored, and God’s intended work in us is accomplished.
Conflict isn’t only about the presenting material issues, but it also reveals the sanctification that the Spirit is performing. Employing Acts 15 as their framework, Barthel and Edling describe a conflict-resolution process for groups, revealing our critical need for perspective, discernment, leadership, and biblical response.
This book is extremely well written with lots of Scripture and personal examples. As part of the Peacemakers ministry, Barthel and Edling are insightful and articulate. Recommend this book to every pastor and elder, and to fans of Ken Sande’s The Peacemaker.”
Thank you for your careful reading, gentlemen! We continue to pray that our efforts on this project will serve well our Lord and His Bride.
– Dave Edling & Tara Barthel