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We Were the Least of These

Reading the Bible with Survivors of Sexual Abuse

By (author) Elaine A. Heath
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group, Ada, MI, United States
Imprint: Brazos Press, Div of Baker Publishing Group
Published: 1st May 2011
Dimensions: w 130mm h 215mm d 14mm
Weight: 255g
ISBN-10: 1587432714
ISBN-13: 9781587432712
Barcode No: 9781587432712
Synopsis
Much of what is written about abuse and the Bible focuses on the ways Scripture is used to hurt rather than heal. This accessibly written book provides a much-needed perspective, illuminating the good news of healing and liberation that the Bible offers survivors of sexual abuse. As a theologian and survivor of abuse herself, Elaine Heath handles this sensitive topic with compassion and grace. She offers a close reading of several biblical passages that have proven to be profoundly healing for her and for other survivors. The book is illustrated with stories and insights from sexual abuse survivors who have experienced healing through the Bible in order to bring hope and encouragement to victims. It will be welcome reading for those who have suffered from abuse as well as for pastors, counselors, therapists, and others who minister to them. Each chapter ends with two sets of reflection questions and recommended activities--one set for survivors and another for those who journey with them.

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