Item description for Survivor Prayers: Talking with God about Childhood Sexual Abuse by Catherine J. Foote...
Overview Gathers prayers and meditations designed to help survivors of child sexual abuse come to terms with their feelings and understand their relationship with God
Child sexual abuse wounds its victims deeply. Physical wounds can be seen; invisible wounds and scars touch the soul. Catherine Foote offers this book to survivors of abuse, especially survivors of childhood sexual abuse, offering them a way of exploring the impact that abuse has had on their relationship with God.
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Library Journal - 04/01/1994 page 105
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.18" Width: 6.11" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.36 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1994
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664254357 ISBN13 9780664254353
Availability 0 units.
More About Catherine J. Foote
Catherine J. Foote is a Minister at University Congregational United Church of Christ in Seattle, Washington. She is the founder of Brake the Cycle, National Ride to Stop Child Sexual Abuse, and has ridden her bicycle across the country five times to raise funds for child abuse prevention and recovery programs.
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A treasure for victims/survivors Dec 16, 2007
This book is indeed a treasure for victims/survivors. In the narrative portions, the author speaks succinctly and honestly about the effects of sexual abuse on the formation of one's faith and relationship with God. Catherine Foote is an ordained minister, and she speaks as one within the Christian tradition critiquing that tradition. Her critical voice is tempered with an obvious love for the church and a desire to integrate religion and spirtuality for the abused and those who have compassion for the abused.
Each prayer was a new "ah ha" moment for me. Rev. Foote's prayers speak to the depths of pain, sorrow, grief, betrayal, hope, resurrection, and grace experienced by victims/survivors of sexual abuse. Her prayer regarding forgiveness is worth more than the price of the book.
This book is a must-read for victims/survivors, clergy, compassionate people of faith, and espeially for victims/survivors who have considerd leaving or who have left the church fearing their safety.
A real gem! Mar 16, 2000
This book has been an extremely important book to me in my healing journey. I found it at a time when I couldn't even find the words to talk to God, and as I opened the book and read a prayer, it was as if the thoughts were coming directly from my own heart. The narrative reflections on the healing process is insigthful. The variety of prayers from different persons and for differing occasions is very helpful. I highly recommend this book.
A gift for the wounded and searching spirit Nov 10, 1998
This book is a grace-filled gift for surviors who are seeking to connect with God. Both the reflections and the prayers validate the wound yet free the imagination to soar to the source of healing and wholeness. I highly recommend this book!