Item description for No More Bullies: For Those Who Wound or Are Wounded by Frank E. Peretti...
Overview The author draws from news stories and his own childhood spent fighting the pain of a disfigurement that made him an object of ridicule to illustrate the effects of emotional scars, and offers ways to overcome abuse.
If you've ever been there, you've never forgotten how it feels. It's being undersized or oversized or less than beautiful. It's knowing you are vulnerable and that someone is ready to take advantage of your weakness. It's the fraternity you never wanted to join-the fellowship of the wounded spirit. And Frank Peretti is a member, too.
In this powerful book, Frank Peretti shares his deeply personal story of growing up "different," and the persecution he suffered because of it. And from this reservoir of memories he urges: those being abused to speak up and seek help those in authority to take notice- and action the "strong" kids to stand up and protect the weak- not prey upon them all of us to stop thinking of abuse as "normal" or as "kids being kids"
This groundbreaking work shows how we all - bullies and victims alike - can find both healing and forgiveness from the anguish and torment associated with the growing epidemic of bullying.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.4" Width: 5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.46 lbs.
Release Date Jun 19, 2003
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849943361 ISBN13 9780849943362
Availability 0 units.
More About Frank E. Peretti
With more than 15 million novels in print, Frank Peretti is nothing short of a publishing phenomenon and has been called “America’s hottest Christian novelist.” The Oath (Word Publishing 1995), sold more than half a million copies within the first six months of release. The Visitation (Word Publishing 1999), was #1 on the CBA Fiction Bestseller list for four months. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada in 1951, Frank is a natural storyteller who, as a youngster in Seattle, regularly gathered the neighborhood children for animated storytelling sessions, drew comics, and tapped out stories on his mother’s portable typewriter.
His journey toward becoming a writer had its side trips. After graduating from high school, he began playing banjo with a local bluegrass group, then worked as a musician and odd-job man for a small recording studio.
Shortly after he and his wife Barbara were married in 1972, Frank toured with a pop band and then a modest Christian music ministry. He later studied English, screen writing and film at UCLA before spending five years helping his father pastor a small Assembly of God church in the Seattle area. During those five years he labored at night, on weekends, any chance he got, to write his first novel, This Present Darkness, the book that would catapult him into the public eye – eventually. Numerous publishers rejected the novel and Frank gave up his pastoring position to work in construction and odd jobs to make ends meet. Even after Crossway Books published This Present Darkness in 1986, the novel sat on store shelves largely unnoticed.
Two years later, Frank was working at a local ski factory when word-of- mouth enthusiasm finally lifted This Present Darkness onto a tidal wave of interest in spiritual warfare. The book appeared on Bookstore Journal’s bestseller list every month for more than eight years. His two spiritual warfare novels, This Present Darkness (1986) and Piercing the Darkness (1989), captivated readers, together selling more than 3.5 million copies. The Oath was awarded the 1996 Gold Medallion Award for best fiction.
For kids, Frank wrote The Cooper Kids Adventure Series (Crossway and Tommy Nelson), which remains a best-selling series for children with sales exceeding 1 million copies. In August 2000, Peretti released the hilarious children’s audiocassette series titled Wild and Wacky Totally True Bible Stories, reprising his role as Mr. Henry, the offbeat substitute Sunday School teacher found in two Visual Bible for Kids videos. In 2000, Frank released his first-ever non-fiction book, The Wounded Spirit, in which he deals with the problem of bullying.
In all, including his current work, Illusion, Frank has written nineteen books of various size for various ages.
Frank and Barbara live a simple life in rural Idaho. He leads worship at their church, Barbara paints in watercolor, and they enjoy being with their close friends.
Reviews - What do customers think about No More Bullies: For Those Who Wound or Are Wounded?
Same old answers to the same old problem Feb 7, 2007
Mr. Peretti's book often had me close to tears, and I understand why he wrote it. There are some gems in this book that I loved. For example, on page 81 he claims, "The message a bully sends is a mockery of God's handiwork, a lie that slanders God's nature and negates His love for us."; this is a quote I will memorize. Another gem starts on page 113 and gives us some clever retorts for those who claim that there is no God and hence, no Moral Law Giver.
Unfortunately, he describes the problems well, but he is very weak on answers. He urges: "Those being abused speak up and seek help", "The strong kids stand up and protect the weak", "Those in authority to take notice - and action", "Everyone to stop thinking of abuse as `kids being kids'".
As a former victim and bully, as one who has tried to stand up and protect the weak, as one in authority taking notice and attempting action, and as one not thinking of abuse as "kids being kids"; I found nothing I could use in his book. Bullying is ancient. Just look at Satan picking on Job or Saul picking on David and you realize that we have been working on this problem for thousands of years. We've also been trying the same actions Mr. Peretti advocates for thousands of years, and we still have the same problems.
I am a middle school teacher, and I have tremendous problems with bullies in my classes. I personally tried Mr. Peretti's methods, and I failed to make them work. It's time to try something new, and there is a method I have used that works for me. Try reading Izzy Kalman's 'Bullies to Buddies: How to Turn Your Enemies Into Friends' for new and refreshing ideas that work.