Victims of sexual abuse typically feel utterly alone with their pain. In No Longer Alone Sallie Culbreth helps survivors of abuse reconnect with God, family and friends. Jesus' experience as a victim of horrendous abuse enables victims to identify with Jesus and realize He understands and shares their pain. The profound truth of Isaiah 53:5 - By his wounds we are healed - becomes a crucial source of healing. Also includes reflection and discussion questions to help victims share their story with others who are experiencing the same pain.
If youre a survivor of abuse, you know firsthand the feelings of abandonment, betrayal, exposure, and despair. What you might not realize is how fully Jesus knows them too.
In the company of Jesus and others who have suffered as you have, take the positive steps youll find inside this guide to bring Gods healing power into your recovery process.
Sallie Culbreth is the founder of Committed to Freedom Ministries (www.committedtofreedom.org), a Christian recovery resource for survivors of childhood abuse. Sallies ministry and writing come from her personal experience of childhood sexual abuse and recovery. She holds a bachelors degree in pastoral ministries and a masters degree in counseling studies.
Sallie Culbreth is founder of Committed to Freedom Ministries, which offers seminars, retreats, and resources for men and women who are survivors of childhood abuse. Her ministry grew out of her own childhood sexual abuse recovery, and in response to the question: "Where was God and why did this happen?" She travels extensively, both throughout the United States and internationally, to teach and speak on the subject of abuse recovery in the context of Christian faith. She holds a BA degree in Pastoral Ministries and an MA in Counseling Studies.
Culbreth, founder of Committed to Freedom Ministries and a sexual abuse survivor, offers evangelical Christian readers an emotionally charged resource. She shares the stories of now adult men and women who were sexually, verbally and emotionally abused by their parents, teachers or church workers as children. After each true story, the details of which are maddeningly horrific, the author offers counterpart suffering that Jesus Christ endured at the hands of men. Where individuals have been rejected, shamed, humiliated and brutalized, so was Christ. Culbreth's approach is a novel one, yet readers may finish the text feeling as though much of these victims' suffering remains unsettled business, since, as the author states, many of the victims haven't yet been able to move past the crimes committed against them as children. Culbreth does offer suggested self-reflection or group discussion questions to aid victims of abuse, and her final word on the value of locating supportive family, friends, clergy and other professional resources is helpful as well. (Mar.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
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