As someone who has never aspired to be more than a faithful Christian, the case studies presented in Toxic Church were unsettling, to say the least. I would never have identified the local church as a potential hostile workplace. Why would members of a congregation be so destructive?

Dr. Creech does an excellent job laying it all out and explaining how to deal with such situations. More importantly, he discusses the measures that should be taken to prevent the destructive personalities from gaining control of church leadership in the first place. I have no idea what courses are taught in seminary, but there should be a required course that is built around this book.