The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse  -     By: Dan B. Allender Ph.D.
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The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

NavPress / 2008 / Paperback

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Almost everybody knows a victim of childhood sexual abuse---perhaps the most soul-deadening trauma there is. In this Christ-centered resource, Allender assures adult survivors that there is a way out of the rage, fear, and confusion---and offers their spouses, families, friends, and counselors specific ways to help the healing process. Foreword by Larry Crabb. 304 pages, softcover from NavPress.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: NavPress
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1600063071
ISBN-13: 9781600063077
Availability: In Stock

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Sexual abuse knows no religious or social boundaries. The Wounded Heart is an intensely personal and specific look at this form of abuse. Dr. Allender explores the secret lament of the soul damaged by sexual abuse and lays hold of the hope buried there by the One whose unstained image we all bear. Includes information about false memory issues.

Author Bio

Dr. Dan B. Allender received his MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary and his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University.

Dan taught in the Biblical Counseling Department of Grace Theological Seminary for seven years (1983–1989). From 1989–1997 Dan worked as professor in the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling program at Colorado Christian University, Denver, Colorado. Currently, Dan serves as Professor of Counseling Psychology and President at Mars Hill Graduate School (MHGS.edu) in Seattle, Washington.

He travels and speaks extensively to present his unique perspective on sexual abuse recovery, love and forgiveness, worship, and other related topics. He is the author of The Wounded Heart (NavPress), and has coauthored four books with Dr. Tremper Longman III, Intimate Allies (Tyndale), The Cry of the Soul (NavPress), Bold Love (NavPress), and Breaking the Idols of Your Heart (IVP). Dan and his wife, Rebecca, have three children and live in Seattle, Washington.

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  1. Katie
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Awesome eye opening book
    September 7, 2014
    Katie
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book has been a tool for a group of woman learning that our behavior is not abnormal; we had developed ways of behaving because of the abuse we have all been through. The book has helped us become more self aware and accepting of the person God created us to be. Highly recommended!
  2. survivor
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Wounded Heart book and workbook
    August 28, 2014
    survivor
    This is a excellent source of help for me. I purchased the workbook as well. I suggest for you to do the same. I had been looking for a biblical perspective and found it in this book. PLEASE work through this book with your councilor if need be as I am doing. Or at least show your councilor the book to let him/her know that you are reading it. It will help your process!

    This book helped me realize that the wounds of my childhood sexual abuse had not all been worked through like I thought. I realized also that most of us (survivors) need to work with a professional councilor, one that specializes in trauma.

    This book helped validate many areas I had been struggling with for years. I recommend both the workbook and book.
  3. pilgrim
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    March 18, 2013
    pilgrim
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Incredible, biblical insight into a problem that is hurting many in our society. This message needs to be heard and understood.
  4. true
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A wonderful guidebook
    January 28, 2013
    true
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I was sexually abused by my father. This book helped me through a very difficult time, when, I as an adult was sick of living with the mess inside of me. The author says that it will be a hard journey, but one worth taking. I finished the book and workbook (suggest you buy that, too) a few years back. It has made a world of difference!!!
  5. Precious
    Bronx, New York
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    This writer really knows what he's talking about!
    October 14, 2012
    Precious
    Bronx, New York
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I had to write this review to encourage others who were sexually abused to PLEASE read "The Wounded Heart"-it has clarified and confirmed much of what the Holy Spirit has been revealing to me over the years. We deserve to be happy and to walk in the freedom for which Christ Jesus has set us free.-It's content is so true, it's liberating: its a recommended powerful tool for a small group Healing ministry, and for the matured & skilled counselors/Pastors to use in Pastoral Care & Counseling of those who experienced childhood sexual abuse, and ready to overcome its harmful effect in their adult life.
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