I received a copy of this book in exchange for writing a review from Chosen Books. If you believe that bought this book a good review then you need to checkout my blog page; I enjoy bashing books as much as praising them. This is a five star book that everyone should keep a copy of in their night stand in the same way we keep bandaids in the kitchen or bathroom drawers. We will run for the peroxide when we get a cut to boil out the grim and reduce the run of infection but we completely ignore the splinters, slivers and shards that cut inot our souls and we do nothing to heal them. We dont ignore a briar when we step on one -- we get the needle and flashlight and pick away until we can press down on the spot and no longer feel that sharp pain...............and that is EXACTLY what this book will do for your soul; teach you how to not ignore the thorns and how to get the problem out instead of letting it fester. Understand that I read on average 40 books a year. 99% non fiction devotional/God help books. This book has a permanent place on my book case, that only happens about 3 times per year the rest I donate because they are usually good but not a book that I just cant live without. This is a real cant live without book. It is written to help us help tramatized people, both young and grown but you will also discover so many ways to improve your own life that it has the experience of reading a three-dimensional book; one of the very few I have ever read that just reaches out to you on every level of impact from social to personal to interpersonal and Divine. The focus as I implied above is to help abuse survivors but what you take away is the knowledge of how to help them and a whole new way to envision putting on that armor of God.
"Help for the Fractured Soul" by Candyce Roberts is not written for the layperson in mind. Akin to Neil Anderson's book, "The Bondage Breaker," the book explores helping victims who were ritualistically abused. I only got to the first couple of pages because I found the book overwhelming. However,I would recommend this for a pastor, Biblical and/or Christian counselor.