Item description for The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse by Dan Allender...
Overview Dr. Larry Crabb calls this book "the most profoundly helpful book about childhood sexual abuse." Now includes information about false memory issues.
SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS BEEN SEXUALLY ABUSED. A recent study indicated that 38% of the women interviewed had been sexually abused by an adult or family member by the age of 18. You may think you don't know anyone who has been sexually abused, especially if most of your friends and acquaintances are Christians. But the statistics indicate otherwise: sexual abuse knows no religious or social boundaries.
The Wounded Heart is an intensely personal and specific look at this most "soul deadening" form of abuse. Personal because it may be affecting you, your spouse, a close friend or neighbor, or someone you know well at church. And specific because it goes well beyond the general issues and solutions discussed in other books.
Dr. Allender's book reaches deep into the wounded heart of someone you know, exploring the secret lament of the soul damaged by sexual abuse-and laying hold of the hope buried there by the One whose unstained image we all bear.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 5.75" Height: 0.87" Weight: 0.88 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 1990
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
ISBN 0891092897 ISBN13 9780891092896
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More About Dan Allender
Dan B. Allender, PhD, is a founder of Mars Hill Graduate School near Seattle, where he serves as president. He also is a professor of counseling, a therapist in private practice, and a popular speaker. He is the author of a number of books, including To Be Told, How Children Raise Parents, The Healing Path, and The Wounded Heart. Dan and his wife, Rebecca, are the parents of three children.
Dan B. Allender currently resides in Seattle, in the state of Washington.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse?
AWESOME Mar 14, 2007
The book is awesome and the workbook gets you to go one step farther. Yet I believe that everyone has to be in that time and space to deal with this issue, if you are the book and this work book and getting professional help from some one who knows what they are doing makes a world a difference!
The Wounded Heart:: A companion Workbook Mar 8, 2007
This workbook works well beside the book, The Wounded Heart. There are places to write my thoughts and feelings, and the reading is easy to understand and very personal. I would recommend this workbook, with the book, to anyone who has had any type of abuse. It will open your eyes and your heart.
This Book Helped Me Change My Life Feb 4, 2007
I read this book after nearly having a break-down in college. I remembered some instances of childhood sexual abuse that I had supressed. This book was a lifeline for me. I read it cover to cover, and always keep a copy to give to others. It is well-written, easy to understand, highly insightful, and if you employ the advice, life-changing.
I found the chart on types and degrees of abuse very helpful. Too many of us minimize abuse and call it by some other name.
I especially found the part about taking on different personality types helpful. It helped me understand some of my own confusing behavior, and it helped my then fiance, no husband to understand and support me as well.
If you have been abused, suspect you might have been, or know someone who has been, this book is for you!
Books that can Change a Life Jan 20, 2007
The Wounded Heart is a life changing book, not just for those who have been sexually abused, but for anyone who has been scarred by the falleness of this world, through pain and suffering. It is an excellent discussion of how to understand suffering and its consequences to the heart. The author gently reveals how to choose to live a full life, while not denying or minimizing the destruction and pain that has taken place. After you have started on the road of being alive, inside, as well as out, check out Dan Allender's "Bold Love."
The Wounded Heart by Dan Allendar Jan 14, 2007
Dan's book is one I have used in my clinical practice as a therapist. However, I am deeply concerned with his belief that homosexuality is an addiction and that it is a violation of God's love. I am highly supportive of a Christian sexual abuse ministry, but if in this the only Christian voice is one who does not affirm GLBT Christian survivors of sexual abuse, then I must integrate more scholarly works on this matter. If a person is gay or lesbian and a survivor of sexual abuse, my hope for them is to be able to separate the relational orientation from the sexual abuse. Fusing these things I believe wounds a gay or lesbian survivor further. Shame from sexual abuse is potent. Being a GLBT Christian is also a shameful experience for those that may not have been exposed to alternative Christian voices. Remember, Jesus was often misunderstood by religious people. At one time, the church preached the Earth was flat, and Galileo/Copernicous suffered greatly...In addition to surviving and healing from sexual abuse, I would encourage gay or lesbian Christians to also read What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality by Dan Helminiak. Authors with the same first names, different last names, and different perspectives on homosexuality. I believe both of these men have captured the essence of some of God's truths. May the Holy Spirit continue to reveal truth upon you as you heal from sexual abuse.