Breaking the Silence & Offering Hope for Christian Domestic Violence

This weekend I read the book Woman Submit! Christians & Domestic Violence by Jocelyn Andersen. This book is featured in my left side bar.

I have to say, the book is EXCELLENT. The author did an absolutely fantastic job of communicating much needed and powerful truth in a readable style. I read it in a couple hours straight through (but I’m also a crazy reader!) and I like the fact that it is not so weighty that a person in abuse would be overwhelmed by it.

This book clearly and simply — and compassionately — reveals the seriousness of domestic abuse in the Christian church and shares God’s answers for those walking in it.

And the Scripture throughout was what I needed personally right now, so that was an extra bonus.

This book is an important element in bringing hope, help and healing to women who’ve been given a death sentence by the church. I STRONGLY recommend it to anyone who knows someone experiencing abuse, to church leaders and counselors everywhere, and to those who are walking through abuse in their own life.

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3 Responses

  1. I’ve read Woman Submit! twice and can also endorse it. Among many other good features, it discusses the situation of a woman victim of abuse who is so committed to having faith that her husband will change, that she is almost blind to the fact that he is utterly set in his abusive ways. She describes how she gradually deprogrammed herself from this very dangerous mindset. And she uses the book of Proverbs to show victims how to deal with domestic abuse in a way that is safe and life-giving.

  2. I look forward to reading this book!

    Have you seen this site: http://strivetoenter.com/wim/
    Cheryl has some great resources and articles regarding submission, women in ministry, etc.

  3. Hillary,

    Thanks for sending that link! I found that site previously and then lost it. I’m going to put it in my blogroll where it belongs. 😉

    — Danni

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