In PRISM's Book Bag: REFUGE FROM ABUSE by Nancy Nason-Clark and Catherine Clark Kroeger

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Abuse is ugly. It is always wrong. It is never part of God's design for healthy family living. It distorts relationships and shatters dreams. It creates pain and despair. It never produces hope.

Nancy Nason-Clark and Catherine Clark Kroeger know the pain of women who have been abused, especially the unique pain of Christian women who thought it couldn't happen to them. In their straightforward, practical new book, REFUGE FROM ABUSE (IVP), they supply the answer to the questions that abused women are facing today:

How do I know I need help?
How much of my story should I tell?
Where do I find spiritual support as a victim of abuse?
What help can I find in the community?
How do I get started on the healing journey?
What key steps will I need to take to get on with my life?
How can I understand what help my abuser needs?
How do I learn to trust God again?

Their advice is solid, backed up by Nason-Clark's professional expertise as a sociologist and Kroeger's as a biblical scholar. Together they supply both here-and-now, step-by-step advice you need to start the healing journey and biblical insights to nourish your soul and sustain you on the path to wholeness.

Appendices offer biblical references that reveal God's pattern for safety and peace in home life, as well as suggestions for incorporating healing practices in worship. Go to www.ivpbooks.com to order.

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