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The Resource Mending the soul : understanding and healing abuse, Steven R. Tracy

Mending the soul : understanding and healing abuse, Steven R. Tracy

Label
Mending the soul : understanding and healing abuse
Title
Mending the soul
Title remainder
understanding and healing abuse
Statement of responsibility
Steven R. Tracy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book provides a well-researched biblical and scientific overview of abuse. A broad overview, it deals with the various types of abuse, the various effects of abuse, and the means of healing. Abuse can be sexual, physical, neglect, spiritual, and verbal. The chief arguments pursued throughout the book are: (1) abuse is far more rampant than most Christians realize, but due to human depravity and satanic influence, widespread abuse is predicable. (2) All types of abuse create profound, long-term soul damage due to the way abuse perverts various aspects of the image of God. (3) God is the healing redeemer. Human salvation came through horrible physical abuse. (4) Healing must take place in the context of relationships. Humans are deeply impacted by others due to being made in the image of God. Just as surely as abusive relationships have tremendous power to wound the soul, so healthy relationships have tremendous power to nurture and heal the soul. Questions answered in the book include: - How can a genuine believer abuse a child? - Why would someone abuse a child? - How can parents and childrens’ workers identify abusers? - How can abuse victims heal? - What does genuine healing look like? - Is anger appropriate or hurtful for abuse victims? - Where does forgiveness fit in? Helpful sample child protection policy, application, screening interview, and warning signs of potential abusers equip ministry leaders. Illustrations, case studies, and art therapy drawings
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
259/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BV4464.3
LC item number
.T73 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Mending the soul : understanding and healing abuse, Steven R. Tracy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A wake-up call regarding the extent and power of abuse -- Abuse as a perversion of the image of God -- Profiles of abusers -- Portrait of an abusive family -- Shame -- Powerlessness and deadness -- Isolation -- Facing the brokenness -- Rebuilding intimacy with God -- Receiving forgiveness
Control code
ocm57003785
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780310285298
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004025695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)57003785
Label
Mending the soul : understanding and healing abuse, Steven R. Tracy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A wake-up call regarding the extent and power of abuse -- Abuse as a perversion of the image of God -- Profiles of abusers -- Portrait of an abusive family -- Shame -- Powerlessness and deadness -- Isolation -- Facing the brokenness -- Rebuilding intimacy with God -- Receiving forgiveness
Control code
ocm57003785
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780310285298
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004025695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)57003785

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