The Wounded Heart

The Wounded Heart

Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Book - 2008
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For those who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and those who love and care for them, The Wounded Heart offers a tender, compassionate window into the psychological effects of abuse and the theological foundations for healing.Thirty years ago, with great courage and vision, Dan Allender brought Christians to the table to acknowledge, understand, and help victims heal from their experience of the evil of sexual abuse. His work continues to help victims and those who love them to honestly acknowledge their abuse, understand the unique challenge of repentance for victims of abuse, and learn to love boldly in defiance of their trauma. Ultimately Dan offers the bold assurance to sexual abuse victims that even they can find their way to joy and hope in the comforting embrace of a good God. The Wounded Heart has sold over 400,000 copies and has been the first book family, friends, counselors, pastors, and victims have turned to in search of Christian answers to the calamity of sexual abuse. With a new introduction reflecting on the ongoing importance of the book, and a companion workbook for personal and group recovery, The Wounded Heart continues to offer an urgently needed word of grace in a world ravaged by sexual abuse.
Publisher: Colorado Springs, Colo. : NavPress, [2008]
Edition: Revised edition.
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781600063077
1600063071
Characteristics: 271 pages ; 23 cm

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theresa
Jan 20, 2013

Churches often fail victims of abuse. They advised the victims to "forgive, forget, and move on." The advice leads to guilt and confusion on the part of the victim, and leaves the abuser free to continue abusing others. Allender presents a difficult (because we have to face the past and the truth) approach; but, it can lead to true freedom.

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