If You Bite and Devour One Another
Biblical Principles for Handling Conflict
Conflict in churches is a pervasive problem that most of us know, all too well and have far more experience of than we care to remember. Esteemed author Alexander Strauch (known for Biblical Eldership and Leading With Love) has recently completed the writing of what may be his most important book: If You Bite & Devour One Another.
This is perhaps the only book of its kind, examining virtually all biblical passages on conflict and outlining key scriptural principles for handling various kinds of conflicts among Christian — whether personal disputes, issues of Christian liberty in lifestyles, congregational matters, or disagreements about important doctrines.
He emphasizes Spirit-controlled attitudes and behaviors through solid Bible exposition and true-to-life stories of Christians handling real-life conflicts in a Christ-honoring way.
- Act in the Spirit
- Act in Love
- Control the Anger
- Control the Tongue
- Pursue Reconciliation
- Pursue Peace
- Face False Teachers
- Face Controversy
Appendix: Understanding the word Flesh
About the Author
Alexander Strauch was raised in New Jersey and converted to Christ at a Bible camp in New York State. He received his undergraduate degree from Colorado Christian University and went on to earn his Master’s in Divinity degree from Denver Seminary.
For over forty years he has served as an elder at Littleton Bible Chapel near Denver, Colorado. He has taught philosophy and New Testament literature at Colorado Christian University and is a keynote speaker each year at Emmaus Bible College’s Iron Sharpens Iron conference. A gifted Bible teacher and speaker, Mr. Strauch has taught in more than 25 countries and has helped thousands of churches worldwide through his expository writing ministry.
With more than 200,000 copies in print, Alexander is best known as the author of Biblical Eldership, which has been translated into more than 20 languages. His books are available through Lewis and Roth Publishers.
Mr. Strauch and his wife, Marilyn, reside in Littleton, Colorado, near their four adult daughters and eight grandchildren.