Book Review :: Facing Messy Stuff in the Church, Kenneth L. SwetlandKregel. This book is a practical guide for church leaders dealing with many of today’s tough issues. If you have a heavy counseling load, this is a good resource to help you think through these 21st century issues. A pastor or church leader may regularly be in contact with people going through serious problems, such as depression, sexual harassment, pornography, divorce, or the effects of abortion. Through this collection of 14 case studies, Kenneth Swetland equips church leaders to effectively deal with these issues. Included are discussion questions, helpful appendices, and a bibliography of additional resources pertaining to issues covered.