SEXUAL ABUSE can be a bewildering and deeply uncomfortable topic. New reports on the issue are greeted with a shake of the head as we think 'How can that happen?' But have you ever then let your mind drift on to more comfortable topics with the next news item?
The Christian is called to have compassion. The Christian is called to go into the areas of life where most people feel uncomfortable - after all, Jesus did. Putting our heads in the sand about the subject of abuse is not an option.
We have witnessed many fast-selling books in recent years about abuse but, although we admire the courage of the writer in surviving their ordeal, we are not always left with answers.
This book is a thoroughly Christian response to issues surrounding sexual abuse. It is a frank and much needed look at a complex situation that affects more people than we want to believe.
It offers real and positive answers - and practical help. Written by an experienced counsellor, this book will help equip those who have suffered abuse and those who counsel them. It will also help anyone who knows the abused person (and the perpetrator of the abuse) to help them face the future and grasp the hope that is offered in Christ.
- Title: No More Hurting: Life Beyond Sexual Abuse
- Author: Gwen Purdie
- Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
- Publication Date: 2004
- Pages: 175