Item description for Broken and Battered (Original) by Muriel Canfield...
Overview (When placing your order, please mention that this is a Lightining Source book.) The landscape of America is littered with the broken lives of abused women. Some experts say that the problem has reached epidemic proportions. And this abuse is not only in the world; it is in our churches as well. What can the millions of women who live in such conditions do to escape the physical and emotional prisons they find themselves in? In this powerful, insightful book, Muriel Canfield offers practical help and realistic hope as she reveals the way out for those who are looking for freedom from abuse. Broken and Battered goes beyond the help offered by the world, for its answers are based on biblical truths and helps. This is a must-read for any woman who finds herself locked in an abusive relationship or for anyone who knows a woman who is so imprisoned. If you're looking for a way out, this book will show you the way.
Publishers Description A Way Out. The life of an abused woman is one of fear, pain, and isolation. Not only is she victimized by the man she loves, she is often disbelieved and abandoned by friends and family. Broken emotionally and battered physically, she is left feeling as if there is "no way out." But there is a way out, and this powerfully courageous book leads the way. Refusing to gloss over the terrible realities of abuse, this book shares the true stories of abused women while exploring the male rational behind abuse and the reasons women minimize or deny the extent of their abuse. The book goes on to discuss practical issues such as court procedures and child custody as well as offering a step-by-step safety and escape plan. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, this book will show you a way out.
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Studio: Howard Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.76" Weight: 1.07 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2003
Publisher Howard Books
ISBN 1582292965 ISBN13 9781582292960
Availability 0 units.
More About Muriel Canfield
Muriel Canfield has a heart for battered women. Besides doing volunteer counseling at a battered women's shelter, she has co facilitated a support group and served as a court advocate for battered women. As founder of several Alcoholics Victorious groups, she has worked extensively with disturbed and abused women. Among the books she has authored are "Broken and Battered, I Wish I Could Say I Love You" and "A Victorian Marriage, " and she has had articles published in numerous magazines. Muriel has appeared on the "700 Club" and the "Praise the Lord" show.
Reviews - What do customers think about Broken and Battered?
A Helpful Handbook Jan 31, 2004
This book is a must have for any one in an ausive relationship. Along with hopeful survivor stories, the author includes a plan of survival and escape for when the victim is ready. It is therapuetic and empowering.
Fact or Fiction May 8, 2002
I may have missed something but is this book fact or fiction? Are Caroline and Susan real people? The descriptive prose and dialog sound more like a novel than the retelling of actual events. It sounded very contrived.
It happened to me! Mar 10, 2001
This was an awesome book! I also was in an abusive relationship, beaten by a Born-again Christian husband. The church was aware of what he was doing. But because he was successful, no one said anything. And he was singing like a saint in the choir. I was counseled to try and be more submissive and not get him angry. I was negated and made to feel like his beating me was no big deal and life at church went on as usual. This book tells it like it is in many churches. Havens for absusive dominant sucessful men.
A Blessing8 Jul 22, 2000
After reading Broken and Battered, I felt I had to run to every Abuse Shelter for miles around and inform every woman there that there was help for her and why should she be in this situation; depressed, angered, and bitter when she could find a way out.
This book is a Blessing and a real must for women in abused lives. Every Pastor should read it so that he or she might reach out to members of their congregation to spread the Word that Help Is There. I highly recommend that you read Broken and Battered and then pass it on to others who need to know that there is a way out and that others care about them.
A must-read Jun 20, 2000
I found this book after just coming out of an abusive relationship which left me reeling because of the way that everyone I knew from church seemed to have turned from me and embraced my abusive husband. This book helped me to see that abuse definitly IS wrong in Christian beliefs too, and it had many statistics and issues which were very supportive to the battered woman. There were sections for the woman's friends, her pastor(and how the pastor could deal with the whole situation-even with the male), her church, and even some parts geared towards the abusing male. There were 2 main case studies which went throughout the full book, starting each chapter, which draw you in to the women's lives, but also make the battered woman reader not feel as though she was the only Christian woman who lived this life. There is a safety plan at the end of the book, which is something that every battered woman needs to have, and also contacts in the Domestic Violence arena. This is definitly a book that each church should have in it's library, and it also provides a good resource for everyone to be able to use when faced with this in their own lives or a friend's.