This is a must read! Trav was so open and honest with his life experiences and I expect that every reader will find their own story in the pages of this book. Too often we bury the pain of our past and move forward without addressing it. Trav’s transparency in walking you through his journey to healing will challenge you to do the same! This book speaks to the broken places of our souls and restores hope for healing and wholeness! You will not be disappointed! -Amazon Review
The Beautiful Bride:
A book on healing from church hurt
There many misperceptions regarding what a Christian life looks like. This is primarily because most Christians are too busy hiding their flaws instead of letting Christ be glorified through the flaws. Many do this because they are afraid of being judged by religious folks at church. This has led to a absolute exodus of hurting people leaving the church.
You may be wondering what it means to be “church hurt.” To be honest, it can mean many different things, but it typically refers to wounds and rejections from Christians and people of the church. Ultimately, though, the majority of church hurt has nothing to do with the church itself, but is more deeply rooted in the experiences of life that have wounded our soul. These wounds directly affect how we view God and the people of the church.
We have an expectation that the church will be a place to help us and heal us, and rightly so! However, we typically do not realize that the soul wounds we have experienced are influencing our ability to receive the love of God and directly affects our ability to interact with those around us in a healthy manner. That inability to receive, correlated with our interactions with those in the church, irritates our soul wounds just like digging a finger into an open cut. Even when we are accepted, we feel rejected.
The Beautiful Bride is written based upon the testimony of healing from the many wounds Trav experienced throughout his life. He shares from an intimate perspective many of the things he has experienced throughout childhood and adulthood, from domestic abuse to mistreatment from the church to a broken marriage, among many other experiences, all for the sake of opening up inside of you the opportunity to heal as well. There are so many with a passionate heart for God, but are tired of being harmed by the church and just like Trav, have walked away from the church.
The Beautiful Bride is a prophetic call for all the prodigals to come home!
Half way through the book and I’m in tears!! It has made me realize a lot of the dysfunction I have dealt with through out life and especially in the church!! Deff a must to read!! -Amazon Review
About the Author
Trav’s Kuffel’s, greatest passion is Jesus Christ. He has served Christ since he was a teenager, traveling the country to assist various churches from many denominations. He believes that all Christians, regardless of theology or denomination, are many parts, but of one greater Body.
It is from that place of passion and commitment that he has seen many aspects of the Christian walk through many varying lenses. This perspective is reflected in his writings, as he can relate to the Calvinist and the Charismatic at the same time.
For over 20 years, Trav and his wife Cynthia have traveled the country in ministry. Now, God has assigned them to Western Massachusetts. They currently live in Agawam, Massachusetts with their five children. They are both ordained prophets and serve as the Lead Prophets at Redeeming The Time Ministries, a non-denominational church.
Trav has been a writer since he was a child, and has a vast library of short stories and songs.