Healing Spiritual Abuse: How to Break Free from Bad  Church Experiences  -     By: Ken Blue
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Healing Spiritual Abuse: How to Break Free from Bad Church Experiences

Inter-Varsity Press / 1993 / Paperback

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Many of us have gone through bad church experiences that have left us feeling like failures. Blaming ourselves, we asked for God's forgiveness, but still felt distant from the church and sometimes from God too. Often, however, the fault is not ours but that of Christian leaders who abuse spiritually. How can we recognize the signs of spiritual abuse? What can we do to gain healing from the wounds we have experienced? With clarity and refreshing honesty, Ken Blue answers these questions and offers hope and healing to the victims of spiritual abuse. In addition he shows Christian leaders how to avoid abusive patterns and instead offer Christ's gospel of grace to every casualty of bad church experiences.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press
Publication Date: 1993
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 X .50 (inches)
ISBN: 0830816607
ISBN-13: 9780830816606
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Are you a victim of Spiritual Abuse?
  • Are you discouraged from questioning the decisions or teachings church leaders make?
  • If you do little or no volunteer work for the church, do you feel like a second-class Christian?
  • Does your pastor insist on being addressed by a title such as "Dr." or "Pastor"?
  • Do you hear many broad, vague appeals to "surrender fully," "yield completely" or "lay it all on the altar"?
  • Are public reports about various ministry activities sometimes exaggerated?
  • Do church members feel safe talking only about past victories, not present struggles?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a victim of spiritual abuse. Many of us have gone through bad church experiences that have left us feeling like failures. Blaming ourselves, we asked for God's forgiveness, but felt distant from the church and sometimes from God too. Often, however, the fault is not ours but that of Christian leaders who abuse spiritually. How can we recognize the signs of spiritual abuse? What can we do to gain healing from the wounds we have experienced? With clarity and refreshing honesty, Ken Blue answers these questions and offers hope and healing to the victims of spiritual abuse. In addition he shows Christian leaders how to avoid abusive patterns and instead offer Christ's gospel of grace to every casualty of bad church experiences.

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Ken Blue is the director of Good News to the Poor, an organization that takes the gospel and business training to the developing world.

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  1. msvalp1937
    Pensacola, Florida
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent and timely subject
    June 3, 2011
    msvalp1937
    Pensacola, Florida
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
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    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is a subject and phenomenon that most people within the Church would refuse to acknowlege exist. In actuality, it is rampient. I am currently 74 years old, have been a Christian since 6 years old, and all of my life, as I look back at my experiences in Church, it has always been there, and by the way, the Spirit of the Lord has had me move on several occasions,and I have seen it, every where that I have been. It involves not only top level leadership, but too, members who have placed in positions of leadership use it against other members. Our only hope to know the Scriptures and cling to what saith the Lord. I have read several other books on the subject in years past, after having observed abuses played out so often in the church, and it takes on a mulitplicity of forms, but this book was required reading for a seminary class. I found it to be highly current and impacting!! A MUST read!!
  2. Tina
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    September 26, 2005
    Tina
    An amazing book! The person who complained about the book calling "commonalities" a danger sign, has not read the book thoroughly! They ARE danger signs, yes, but only to have you take a deeper look at your church & leaders. Its quite possible its not an abusive church! And doesnt the Bible tell us to test the spirits (1 John 4:1)? Thats what this book is asking you to do when you come across danger signs.This book isnt just for church members who have been abused! Its for potential abusers: those in church leadership. Its for those who know someone who has been spiritually abused. Its a huge help in understanding the abuser, and the abused, and knowing how to help them.
  3. Angie Castellaw
    1 Stars Out Of 5
    February 25, 2004
    Angie Castellaw
    I have some friends whose pastor seems very heavy-handed and they are starting to get bitter towards church. I was looking for a book to help them sort through these experiences and offer ways to deal with them. This book is not it.To the author, it is already a danger sign when people in church all have the big black Bible of the proper version, dog-eared and marked up or all wear suit and tie or jeans and t-shirt (p.77). In other words, any time a church develops some commonalities, this is a danger sign for spiritual abuse to those who come in from the outside. Also, we all have to rethink how we address our leaders (p. 79), because already calling the pastor pastor is potentially abusive.After reading how the author describes everything that is supposedly spiritual abuse, I cannot put together a picture of what a healthy church would look like at all. [He does state all churches are abusive to some degree (p. 95).] If I could give -5 I would.
  4. Vicky Jacobs
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    January 4, 2004
    Vicky Jacobs
    This book was superb! It was direct in it's exposure of the practices and language of manipulation and self-effort asseen in many pulpits today. Especially helpful and identifying was Ken's exposure of the abusive nature of Watchman Nee's book on spiritual authority. This proves that the only book we should treat as spiritual authority is the Scriptures themselves. Thanks, Ken!!
  5. Radek Dobias
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    March 29, 2002
    Radek Dobias
    Absolutely amazing book. A powerful help for those who wish to understand spiritual abuse, and heal from their bad experiences. The book is especially relevant to fundamentalist Christians.
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