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Statistics reveal that churched families are not immune to abuse in the home, but few people dare to talk about it. Sometimes abuse doesn't even show because there are no bruises or black eyes or knocked-out teeth."But he never hits me," does not make these abuses okay and is no excuse for the equallyor perhaps even greaterdamaging trauma of invisible abuse. Battered Without Bruises dares to talk about it.

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William Witt argues that not only those in favor of, but also those opposed to, women’s ordination embrace new theological positions in response to cultural changes of the modern era.

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Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. 

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This book provides a well-researched biblical and scientific overview of abuse. It deals with the various types of abuse, the various effects of abuse, and the means of healing.

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The third edition of this groundbreaking work brings together scholars firmly committed to the authority of Scripture to explore historical, biblical, theological, cultural, and practical aspects of this discussion.

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Domestic abuse is a horror. It lurks beneath the surface of our collective existence, sometimes raising its ugly head where least expected—in the church or within families of faith. Are we—individually or collectively—ready to respond? What can, or should, congregations and their pastoral leaders do?

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An effective plan to help those suffering from wounds inflicted by the church find spiritual healing and a renewed sense of faith.

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In response to recent revelations of abuses in many churches, Scot McKnight and Laura Barringer seek a path to move Christians toward where we ought to be as the body of Christ. 

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Accepted in the Beloved is a Bible study that will help and encourage women who desire to know and experience God's love and acceptance, and will help equip pastors or pastoral caregivers to support and assist survivors of abuse. The six-lesson journey through Accepted in the Beloved will encourage healing, growth, and transformation.

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Speaking into current #MeToo and #ChurchToo conversations, this book shows that the body of Christ desperately needs to understand the forms power takes, how it is abused, and how to respond to abuses of power.
 

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