What does the gospel have to say to us when we are victims of evil? How do we love and help men and women who have suffered under various forms of abuse? This booklet looks at one couple, one counseling session, and one Psalm, asking the Lord to help us behold the depth of his wisdom and love that we may live triumphantly in the wake of abuse.
A compassionate treatment of the problem of sexual abuse, using the example of one couple seeking counseling. See how the beauty and light of the gospel brings hope and comfort in our darkest circumstances.
John Henderson (MA, PhD, University of North Texas) is associate pastor of Del Ray Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia, and a board member of the Association of Biblical Counselors and the Biblical Counseling Coalition. He is the author of Equipped to Counsel.
The Gospel isnt just an ethereal idea. Its not a philosophy and its not static. It moves and shapes and transforms the lives of those who by Gods grace alone put their faith in Jesus life, death and resurrection. I am grateful for ABCs work of letting the Gospel bear its weight on these real life sorrows and pains.
Can the Bible really make a difference? John Henderson thinks it can. With the heart of a pastor, John recounts a couples remarkable turn away from the painful consequences of past abuse and their own marital selfishness. As he walks Claude and Patricia through the riches of Psalm 22, you see their hearts turn back to glories of their Savior. My hope in power of Gods Word was reaffirmed through this amazing story. With the heart of a pastor, John Henderson helps us to see how Scripture really does make a difference in lifes most difficult hurts, pains and sorrows. As John tells the story of couple facing the painful consequences of past abuse, we see him weave the words of Psalm 22 into their life story. Much more than a remarkable story, this booklet shows how we have a remarkable Savior. Whenever you minister to a couple who is struggling with past abuse, give them a copy of The Glory of Christ in the Wake of Abuse. Powerful. Christ-centered. Hopeful. All this, plus much more, youll find in this short booklet. See the riches of Psalm 22 as it is carefully and skillfully applied to life of a couple struggling with the consequences of past abuse.
An invaluable resource that reflects the profound realities of the gospel in caring for those impacted by abuse. This booklet captures the essence of how God redeems us in the midst of our suffering. A must read for everyone in the church.