You may think you don’t know anyone who has been sexually abused, but the statistics indicate otherwise. 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, a neighbor, or someone you know well at church; 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 pointing to Jesus’ hope.
With Logos, countless Scripture passages are just a click away. Whether you’re a counselor or you’re being counseled, the Logos edition of The Wounded Heart brings the words of Scripture closer than ever to one of life’s greatest challenges. Search the entire volume by topic to find the exact resources you’re looking for and specific biblical insight on any question. Whether you’re a working counselor looking for a comprehensive set of practical tools or you’re a Christian dealing with the book’s topics in your own life, The Wounded Heart can help you tackle one of today’s toughest issues.
These powerful pages bring the realities of damaging human experience into the perspective of a loving God. With professional skill and spiritual insight from the crucible of experience, Dr. Allender blends a keen understanding of the dynamics of sexual abuse with the practical application of Christian truth. An excellent and timely book!
—John Powell, professor, Counseling Center, Michigan State University
Dr. Allender acts as a true surgeon of the soul in making a diagnosis which, while compassionate, is never sentimental. He brings the wounded survivor of abuse to the Great Physician for healing. I welcome this book: a next step for those who have begun the healing process, and a place to start for others.
—Maxine Hancock, author of Child Sexual Abuse
Dan B. Allender received his MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary and his PhD in counseling psychology from Michigan State University. Dan taught biblical counseling at Grace Theological Seminary for seven years (1983–1989). From 1989 to 1997, Dan worked as a professor in the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling program at Colorado Christian University in Denver, Colorado. Currently, Dan serves as a professor of counseling psychology at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in Seattle, Washington.