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When Words Hurt

Helping Godly Leaders Respond Wisely to Criticism

Warren Bullock Troy Jones

120 pages
General Council of The Assemblies of God

Criticism is a fact of life.

So how should a Christian respond? When Words Hurt: Helping Godly Leaders Respond Wisely to Criticism by Warren Bullock provides a wide array of biblical, grace-filled responses — from overlooking the criticism to mounting a robust defense — that will enable you to maintain your dignity while enhancing your personal integrity.

In When Words Hurt, you'll find answers to these and many other questions:

When is it appropriate to separate the critical message from the messenger?

Does negative, anonymous correspondence have any value?

When should we speak up and when should we stay quiet?

Leaders get criticized. No one gets an exemption. Whatever your level of leadership, verbal arrows will be shot at you, and some of them will hit their target. When Words Hurt will help you learn to face the criticism and the critic with grace.

Author Bio

Warren Bullock has served as a lead pastor in Oregon and Washington for nearly twenty-five years. Presently he serves as a Teaching Pastor at Peoples Church in Salem, OR. He has also authored the books, When the Spirit Speaks: Making Sense of Tongues, Interpretation and Prophecy and Your Next Pastor: Guidelines for Finding God's Person for your Church.

About the Foreword Author

Troy Jones serves as the youth ministries leadership coach of the Assemblies of God for the Northwest District Council. He is the founder of Power2Grow Ministries, an organization committed to helping leaders discover practical ways to grow. He is the author of From Survival to Significance and If You Do This. Troy and his wife, Jana, have two daughters, Kaylee and Chelsey. They currently reside in Renton, Washington.