Item description for Mending the Soul: Understanding and Healing Abuse by Steven R. Tracy...
Overview This book is a well-researched, biblically, and scientifically based overview of the various types of abuse, the effects, and the means of healing.
Publishers Description This book provides a well-researched biblical and scientific overview of abuse. A broad overview, it deals with the various types of abuse, the various effects of abuse, and the means of healing. Abuse can be sexual, physical, neglect, spiritual, and verbal. The chief arguments pursued throughout the book are: (1) abuse is far more rampant than most Christians realize, but due to human depravity and satanic influence, widespread abuse is predicable. (2) All types of abuse create profound, long-term soul damage due to the way abuse perverts various aspects of the image of God. (3) God is the healing redeemer. Human salvation came through horrible physical abuse. (4) Healing must take place in the context of relationships. Humans are deeply impacted by others due to being made in the image of God. Just as surely as abusive relationships have tremendous power to wound the soul, so healthy relationships have tremendous power to nurture and heal the soul. Questions answered in the book include: - How can a genuine believer abuse a child? - Why would someone abuse a child? - How can parents and childrens' workers identify abusers? - How can abuse victims heal? - What does genuine healing look like? - Is anger appropriate or hurtful for abuse victims? - Where does forgiveness fit in? Helpful sample child protection policy, application, screening interview, and warning signs of potential abusers equip ministry leaders. Illustrations, case studies, and art therapy drawings.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2008
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310285291 ISBN13 9780310285298 UPC 025986285296
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More About Steven R. Tracy
Steven R. Tracy is Professor of Theology and Ethics at Phoenix Seminary in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary (MDiv, ThM), and a received a PhD in New Testament from the University of Sheffield, England. He was a pastor for fifteen years and has extensive pastoral counseling experience. He and his wife Celestia, who is a family therapist, are the founders of Mending the Soul Ministries, a non-profit Christian organization that provides training, curriculum, and education on abuse prevention and healing. Dr. Tracy is the author of various articles on abuse and sexuality, serves on the Governor's Commission to Prevent Violence against Women for the State of Arizona, and serves on the Fatality Review Team for the City of Phoenix. A Mending the Soul workbook is available for individual or group use, and can be obtained at: www.mendingthesoulministries.org.
Spanish Language Biography: Steven R. Tracy es Profesor de teologia y etica en el Seminario de Phoenix, Arizona. Es graduado del Seminario Bautista Conservativo Western con una maestria en divinidad y teologia. Recibio un doctorado de Filosofia del Nuevo Testamento de la Universidad Sheffield de Inglaterra. Tracy ejercio como pastor durante quince anos y posee una gran experiencia en consejeria pastoral. el y su esposa Celestia, quien es terapeuta familiar, son fundadores del ministerio Mending the Soul, una organizacion cristiana sin animo de lucro que ofrece educacion, curriculos, y entrenamiento para prevenir y sanar abuso. El Dr. Tracy sirve en la Comision del Gobernador para la prevencion de la violencia en contra de la mujer en Arizona y en el Equipo de inspeccion de victimas mortales de la cuidad de Phoenix. Ademas de escribir un sinnumero de articulos publicados acerca del abuso y la sexualidad, el es autor de varios libros, entre ellos Comprende y sana el abuso en tu vida. Para mas informacion visite: ?
Reviews - What do customers think about Mending The Soul?
Excellent book for the abused and preventers of abuse Jan 14, 2008
This book is helpful for healing abuse victims of any age, but also is helpful in preventing abuse. Verbal abuse is addressed as well as physical abuse. It describes warning signs of potential abusers and has sample forms to screen future employees that will be around children.
Great Resource Book Feb 21, 2007
This book is an outstanding resource for understanding what abuse is and the steps required to overcome abuse through faith and forgiveness. I purchased the Mending the Soul Workbook that goes along with this book from the Mending the Soul website.
This book has been and will continue to be, a very helpful resource for me to use on my own road to healing.
I highly recommend this book.
excellent book on reconcilliation Feb 10, 2007
This book really helped me to view forgiveness & reconcilliation from a true biblical perspective. Joe in the previous review states it so clearly & logically, especially in the last paragraph of his review. I think we can unintentionally draw people towards us that continue this cycle of emotional abuse. By abandonment, betrayal, lies or avoidance which can be the most difficult to overcome. With any abuse or negative issue in life, our self-esteem can take quite a hit,it also makes us feel if we are not forgiven or loved by someone & how can God love or forgive us? that's why the recovery is such a challenge & this book deals with this healing process, moving forward & growing in Godly love.A very insightful encouraging positive biblicaly based book that deals directly with many of lifes challenges, especially the very common emotional abuse so many of us have experienced.I highly recommend this book.
Mending the Soul by Steven R. Tracy Feb 1, 2007
I am a Christian survivor of incest. I have read many books on dealing with and healing incest issues. This is the first book I have read that presents material for Christians, and it has had a profound effect on the issues I have faced. Not only does it address the nature of abuse, it also addresses the aftereffects of abuse: shame and powerlessness. In my opinion, the most important section of the book is The Healing Path. It gave me hope and explained the steps needed for the survivor to know God can indeed heal the soul.Other books address the mental and emotional aftereffects of incest. This book addresses the most important part of abuse: the damage it does to the soul. As a believer in God, it gave me a path to follow to heal my soul. For anyone raised in a church and felt abandoned by God because of incest, this is a must read.
Love, truth, and grace leads to healing. Feb 24, 2006
This book, written by on of the foremost experts on abuse and recover in the country, provides great insight on the healing process and provides hope to the wounded. Dr. Steven Tracy has a remarkable way of packaging truth and love, enabling those healing to move at their own pace while at the same time challenging them to grow. This book is written to the professional counselor providing a framework for guiding another though the healing process. However, it is just as readable by those suffering from the lingering pain of abuse providing a refreshing breath of hope as one heals. I highly recommended to professionals, lay counselors, and especially suffering individuals. This book will be come an indispensable part of your healing library if you are suffering from the pain of abuse, know another who is or provide help to those who do.