Restoring the Fallen Paperback

Creating safe spaces for those who fail

by Cherith Stibbe Mark Stibbe

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Restoring the Fallen

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Restoring the Fallen tells Mark Stibbe and Cherith Stibbe's painful story of fall, repentance and restoration. Rooted throughout in the moving tale of Peter's restoration in John 21, Mark and Cherith offer hope and healing to those who have fallen.

They use the picture of kintsugi - the Japanese art of repairing broken cups using golden lacquer – to reveal how we are all cracked pots, but our loving Father is the Divine Potter, and in his hands, our fractures become the fissures through which his glory shines!

Restoring the Fallen by Mark Stibbe, Cherith Stibbe was published by Malcolm Down Publishing in March 2019. The ISBN for Restoring the Fallen is 9781912863075.

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Forewords and Endorsements 

A Letter from Mark and Cherith 

1. It's Not All Over

2. Kintsugi, the Jesus Way

3. The Antidote to Shame

4. Don't Waste Anything

5. Preparing Your Heart

6. A Fire by the Sea

7. The Magnificent Seven

8. A Greif Observed 

9. The Speed of Grace

10. Refining Your Destiny 




I was devastated when I heard the news that my trusted friend, Mark Stibbe, had had a moral failure. He was a man I admired, and I considered it a pure joy to know and work with him (I still do). While I never could have imagined that this would happen to him and his family, here it was inexcusable and wrong. And yet my greatest privilege in life is to represent Jesus by loving well. This means that there is only one legitimate response to this sin or, for that matter, any other: I must pursue forgiveness and restoration. Restoring the Fallen is the beautiful but honest story of Mark and Cherith Stibbe s journey from failure into the arms of a perfect, loving Father. Simply put, this is a much-needed book that gives hope at a time when we need it most. While God never excuses sin, He consistently responds to the repentant heart with grace. And it is grace that enables us to live righteously. I pray that this wonderful book would serve as a template for years to come, enabling us to stop being the only army on the earth who shoots their wounded. Instead, we must love these dear ones back into health. The Stibbes story is brilliantly illustrated in the Japanese art called Kintsugi, where a broken vessel is made even more beautiful than before it was broken. This is a profound illustration of grace. It provides us with a picture that should inspire every believer to look for opportunities to seek for restoration. Believe it or not, we need the broken restored. Plus, we are in great need of the perspective of love and grace that these healed ones could bring into our lives. It would make us much more complete. This timely message must be embraced for us to really see the heart of the Father released into the earth. --Bill Johnson Senior Leader, Bethel Church, Redding California

As I have had the privilege of walking along this journey with Mark and Cherith, the Holy Spirit has taught me how to love without judgement, seek to understand with meekness, and love without condition. These qualities of the Kingdom are what Mark and Cherith share so beautifully and bravely through their own personal story and the story of Jesus and Peter. I believe this book is a blueprint for what we need to learn in the Body of Christ: that our brokenness is an incredible opportunity for the Master to goldenly glue us back together for a greater destiny. Restoring The Fallen is a must-read for those of us who may have fallen, and those of us who need to bring restoration to our beloved brothers and sisters. --Theresa Goode, Co-Founder and Senior Pastor of New Dimension Apostolic Centre, Rhode Island, USA

I was once asked by a young pastor what criteria I would use to decide whether to invite a man to minister who had a history of a moral fall. My reply was that if it was my church or event, then my decision would be based on whether I had witnessed godly sorrow and repentance. Once this condition had been met, I would have no hesitation. It was my privilege to spend time with Mark in private and to observe his repentance first hand. It was this that enabled me to introduce him to a conference audience and now to endorse his book. As I read the manuscript I was drawn to the references to the Japanese art of kintsugi, in which the value of a bowl that has been beautifully and skilfully repaired is greater than the original. Some years ago, I spent time with an elderly prophet whose words have stuck with me: Show me the scar and I will show you the man. Mark is showing us the man, scars and all. This requires vulnerability and courage. One of the great needs in the Church today is for us to truly learn and demonstrate how to restore the fallen, especially leaders. Of course, my great desire is that we learn how to prevent such falls, but the Gospel of Jesus Christ carries the invitation to repent and the promise of restoration. Restoring the Fallen showcases this Gospel, the Gospel of the Kingdom, for which our Redeemer laid down his life. --Paul Manwaring, Senior Leadership Team, Bethel Church, Redding, California Author and International Speaker

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Details for Restoring the Fallen

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherMalcolm Down Publishing (March 2019)
Number of Pages206
Thickness15 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4954107
Page last updated 19th March 2019
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