It is Catherine Braswel’s opinion that as far as we’ve fallen as a nation, we have fallen even further as “a church community.” We look for unrighteousness in the world, but what happens when we see it on a daily basis in the House of God? No wonder the questions is asked, “is the Church Sick?
Using medical analogies, and drawing from her years as a clinical nurse and community pastor, some of the most important points the author brings up in her book are:
The things you had control over in your life are completely out of control. You have blocked arteries all over the place and you need God to come in and perform some major surgeries, before you die spiritually.
Christ died and had given us a new identity in which we have been called the children of God, but somehow were just done remember that. How can such an act of love be forgotten? Where did I lose it and how can I find it?
In the last chapter , the author explores exactly what “medicines and treatments” God requires for the healing of the church, what we as a church community can do to speed up the healing process, and how we can keep these “diseases” from re-infesting or infecting the church again.