Item description for The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse by Dan Allender...
Overview SUBTITLE: Hope For Adult Victims Of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Publishers Description Sexual abuse knows no religious or social boundaries. The Wounded Heart is an intensely personal and specific look at this form of abuse. Dr. Allender explores the secret lament of the soul damaged by sexual abuse and lays hold of the hope buried there by the One whose unstained image we all bear. Includes information about false memory issues.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Sep 29, 2008
Publisher NavPress Publishing Group
ISBN 1600063071 ISBN13 9781600063077
Availability 136 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 28, 2016 05:06.
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More About Dan Allender
Dr. Dan B. Allender received his MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary and his PhD in counseling psychology from Michigan State University. Currently, he serves as professor of counseling psychology and president at Mars Hill Graduate School. Dr. Allender travels and speaks extensively to present his unique perspective on sexual abuse recovery, love and forgiveness, worship, and other related topics. He and his wife, Rebecca, have three children and live in Seattle, Washington.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Wounded Heart (Repack)?
The Wounded Heart Mar 7, 2010
this book has a very religious base, as suggesting that abuse can be fixed by embracing prayer to God/Jesus. However the basis for the reaction people have to abuse and the actions of the abuser struck the chord of reality for me. It explains the reactions of the abused and helps to understand how the abused lives in society. Very eye opening explanation of the way an abused child lives their adult lives.
A MUST HAVE Feb 26, 2010
I decided to get this book after I was given the Cry of the Soul also by Dr. Allender. I strongly recommend BOTH of these books if you are healing from sexual abuse, actually any type of book. Dr. Allender breaks down exactly what human being go through, the damages done to not only the body, but the mind. If you don't understand why you do the things you do, the way you act, read this book, read both books and I thing you will find a great source of comfort, peace and understanding. This will be a true gift to your soul. God bless you through your journey.
Buckle your seat belt Jan 2, 2010
This book is excellent, but should not be read in isolation. If done in a group setting led by someone you trust, you will have companions to journey with as you face your past and the pain of abuse. I have seen change in my own life and in the lives of friends as we worked through the workbook together.
Beginning with identification of present day problems and symptoms related to abuse, it continues with your past history, walking you through your responses to victimization. Denial and memory issues are dealt with as well. It is the best tool I know of to help you connect the effects of past abuse with ongoing damage to relationships in the present. It helps you learn to navigate your internal emotional realm with greater clarity, asking you to walk down paths you have previously avoided because of denial, fear, and confusion.
This book stands out because it goes beyond victimization to helping you examine how your responses to abuse have carried over into adulthood, often in sinful ways. It is unflinchingly honest and the work is difficult. If you are not prepared to examine your heart, I suggest that you put this book aside for another day. It offers no quick fix band-aids, but addresses the need for a thorough cleansing of the wound, bringing your pain to the surface where it can be dealt with. It helps you learn to deal with the damage done to your mind, heart, and emotions, and acknowledges that the difficulty of the struggle is prolonged. It doesn't let you off the hook when it comes to examining your sin, but it is written with empathy and understanding, offering a biblical path to healing and restoration. If you choose to go through this book while entrusting your heart and healing to God, you will be richly rewarded as you begin to see change in yourself and in your relationship to God and others.
Awesome book! Nov 14, 2009
This book is a must have for anyone who has been sexually abused. Even if it only happened one time. It is amazing how that effects every area of your relationships through out life until you get healing through God and counseling. You won't be sorry you purchased this book!
Read this book if you want hope for healing Nov 12, 2009
Dan understands sexual abuse. Sitting in a room with him is a life changing experience. Anyone who knows him can tell you that God has gifted him in ways that no one else in the world is gifted. He is a man of integrity who is full of passion. He has an extreme and intense love for God that you don't see every day. Read this book and you will change.