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Here are some of the best books on the market today for anyone who has been, or is presently involved in an abusive church environment.  

For the individual who has broken free; for the person who is still trapped in the "system" and cannot escape; and for the actual abusers themselves who are caught up in their "authority gone wild," these  books will stir your soul.  They are excellent.  

You will not be disappointed.

Check them out at your local Christian book store, or they are available right now on amazon.com.  


(Amazon.com has probably the best price available anyway.  For your convenience, I placed the link for the books to go straight to amazon.  Just highlight your mouse over the book cover and "click.")
"THE SUBTLE POWER OF SPIRITUAL ABUSE" by David Johnson & Jeff VanVonderen

This book shows how people get hooked into abusive systems; the impact of controlling leadership on a congregation; and how the abused believer can find rest and recovery. 

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"WISDOM HUNTER" by Randall Arthur

A bestselling novel presenting the hypocrisy of Christian legalism and a man's search for the only surviving member of his family.

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RECOMMENDED READING
No stone is left uncovered. A thorough historical survey of the first 300 years of church history and verse by verse studies of key chapters adds compelling evidence as to why tithing is a false teaching for today.  This book will help loosen the bonds of financial voo-doo that the many churches preach today.  It’s a book that your pastor will hate, but that you will love.

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Also, a great book exposing the evils of tithing in the church today
"SHOULD THE CHURCH TEACH TITHING"  A Theologian's Conclusions about a Taboo Doctrine by Russell Earl Kelly, Ph.D.
"Legalism is a perversion of true Christianity, and one that needs to be examined by every believer," explains the author.  "Legalism hurts families.  Always.  Eventually."

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What happens when you reject the teachings of Scripture and the example of the apostles?
A recipe for tyranny.
Obey them that have the rule over you
"Obey them that have the rule over you and submit."  What does this REALLY mean?
Forsake not the assembling
"Stated 
Meetings"
"Stated Meetings?"  Where is this found in the Bible?  
Should Pastors Be Cared For?
Some recommended materials that you can read immediately:
Should church leaders "bind the consciences" of God's people to care for their pastors?  What saith the Scriptures?
Read why "c-h-u-r-c-h" has evolved into something else!
The Naked Truth
The local institutional church has become a cesspool of human iniquity; a quandary of religious bondage to the whims of men.  Heed the warnings HERE.
Brainwashing: How church leaders 
prevail in their deception

Read how these serial killers of the soul operate 
each and every week.

Being Deceived
Who are the "MANY" who prophesy, cast out demons, and do many wonderful works in Jesus' name?  Who is Jesus REALLY warning us about?  Is anyone listening?
Brainwashing:How church leaders prevail in their deception
The Christian Church: Distorted and Deformed
A Word to the Wives
When loyalty to, or dependence upon, any church or any "church leader" ever comes close to being equal to your loyalty and love to your husband, then you are so sick spiritually that you can't think straight.
The False Teaching of Delegated Authority
Jesus, the King, “delegating His authority” to so-called church rulers, HAS NO BASIS IN SCRIPTURE WHATSOEVER, and this publication will prove it to you.
The Eldership Cookbook
Is "skipping church a bad idea and spiritually dangerous?"  
This article examines and exposes this unbiblical hot air and 
blows it out of the water.
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As The Church Burns
Then, “the pastor” (Pastor John) died and stood before God.  And then, God said......
The Pearly Gates
A Meeting of the "Church"?

Jesus never held regularly 
scheduled meetings. 
So when a local institutional church meets together, what does that 
mean specifically?
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"The Primacy of Preaching"  ??

There is absolutely nothing whatsoever revealed in God's Word about the primacy and exaltation of a specialist who issues forth a monologue Sunday after Sunday, notwithstanding the literally myriads of messages to the contrary.

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The Primacy of Preaching
HOW and WHY do people who profess to be Christians get "going to church" from the Bible? This brief article will clearly answer that question and show, FROM THE BIBLE,why "going to church" is UNbiblical.
Why "Going to Church" Is UNbiblical
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 “…The sheep need to hear more sermons about membership in the body…”
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"Being present at the stated gatherings for corporate worship is your
non- negotiable duty.”
In the 60’s, the KGB did some compelling psychological experiments. They learned that if you bombard human subjects with false messages week after week, in just a couple of months, most of the subjects are completely brainwashed to believe the false message. 

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