A Cry for Justice: How the Evil of Domestic Abuse Hides in Your Church!

A Cry for Justice How the Evil of Domestic Abuse Hides in Your Church n many Christian circles this may be a taboo subject spoken of in hushed tones or behind closed doors But it is a very real problem that must be brought into the light of Scripture Abuse in the church

  • Title: A Cry for Justice: How the Evil of Domestic Abuse Hides in Your Church!
  • Author: Jeff Crippen Anna Wood
  • ISBN: 9781879737914
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Paperback
  • n many Christian circles this may be a taboo subject spoken of in hushed tones or behind closed doors But it is a very real problem that must be brought into the light of Scripture Abuse in the church takes different forms, but it is alive and active even in nice families in our churches Typically, the abuser is male, usually a husband and his character is that of a mn many Christian circles this may be a taboo subject spoken of in hushed tones or behind closed doors But it is a very real problem that must be brought into the light of Scripture Abuse in the church takes different forms, but it is alive and active even in nice families in our churches Typically, the abuser is male, usually a husband and his character is that of a manipulating deceiver Countless women and children even many faithful pastors have been abused by these deceivers Have you, or someone you know, been a victim Has an abuser Threatened physical violence if he does not get away Intimidated you with abusive language Denied you affection Denied you medical attention Manipulated friends and acquaintances in order to gain allies Pastor Jeff Crippen uses his over thirty years of experience to rip the lid off this most insidious behavior that is often hidden in plain sight He not only maintains that Bible believing churches have ignored or failed to face the problem, he insists that when they do counsel a victim of abuse, they get it all wrong The result is that the victim gets pulled into deeper even life threatening danger This book will come as a life saver in a raging sea for those under the thumb of an abusive spouse of friend The Lord Jesus Christ wants you to be free in him spiritually, emotionally, and, yes, physically Every pastor also needs to read this book, either because they too have been a victim, but, importantly, so that they properly counsel those caught in a cycle of abuse.

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    1. "Abuse, we might say, is sin in a 'purer,' more cunning and more destructive form." (p.28)That one sentence brought me straight out of my seat, and I read the rest of the book while pacing around my home. At least 75 pages are dog-eared, it's marked up with highlighter, and I've revisited it twice already to look for Biblical reference. And I've never before experienced such an array of emotions while reading a non-fiction book.The authors, Pastor Jeff Crippen and Anna Wood, are two over-the-top [...]

    2. Every pastor and church officer/lay leader should read this book! Abuse is alive and well in our churches and unfortunately most churches do not know how to deal with it biblically. This is a very well written book written by a pastor, who was once a police officer dealing with domestic abuse. Once I started, I could not put it down. It flows easily and cites numerous references and Bible passages. By far the most helpful resource I have read on the subject. The first part of the book deals with [...]

    3. Churches have a problem dealing with abuse in families. We are so committed to the sanctity of marriage that when we are confronted by a church member who is being physically, sexually or emotionally abused that we find it hard to take it in. This is not helped by the ability of abusers to appear charming loving, family members, even dedicated christians. All too often churches take the side of the abuser rather than the victim, resulting in the victim being forced to leave their church.Jeff Cri [...]

    4. An excellent book and a must read for all Christians, particularly those involved in ministry. It looks at domestic abuse, an issue that is rife in the church (and often swept under the carpet). An honest, 'tell it as it is' book!

    5. I would say this book really says it like it is' even if one is not a Christian. It clearly says how the typical pastor will respond to a domestic violence situation based on the Bible. This really told so much about how it is for women in abusive relatiinships on general.

    6. I recommend this book to just about anyone that can read and is willing to deal with the topic of domestic abuse.It is about time the church needs to wake up and deal with this grave issue.

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