Just as there are warning signs of a physical stroke that has the potential to devastate the human body, there are also indicators that can predict a spiritual stroke, which can lead to a sudden and catastrophic breakdown of a believer’s relationship with God. If unchecked, a spiritual stroke can also be debilitating for the local Body of Christ, the church.
But even as physical strokes can be prevented, so can spiritual strokes, says author Danny Burnley, a pastor with a proven record of helping struggling churches come back from the brink of shutdown. If the Great Physician is allowed to regain control of the Body, he says, then vitality can return.
In Spiritual Strokes, Burnley offers a biblically sound prescription for Christians who would avoid spiritual apoplexy and who “truly desire to see God show up and begin to move within their midst.”
Harold F. Hunter, president of Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary, says Burnley’s book “has been forged in the fire of actual experiences and not by a church growth specialist who has never fought in the trenches.”
Burnley’s book will help “both churches and individuals to do a spiritual self-evaluation, which will lead to personal transformation by the power of God,” said Wayne Dickard, former president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention.