|Publisher:||New Hope Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Jeenie Gordon, MS, MA, LMFT, suffered emotional abuse as a child. She is now a licensed marriage and family therapist. In her practice of more than 20 years, she has counseled many verbally abused patients. She has published 5 books, one of which was a Gold Medallion finalist.
Karen L. Kosman was a victim of domestic abuse. Today, however, she is a popular inspirational speaker for Celebrate Recovery, Stephen Ministries, other women’s ministries, as well as other church groups. A coauthor of Wounded by Words and Too Soon to Say Goodbye, her published works also appear in Chicken Soup for the Soul as well as other compilation books. This mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother lives in Hemet, California, with her husband.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Ugly Face of Hopelessness 17
Chapter 2 We've Only Just Begun 35
Chapter 3 The Honeymoon Is Over 53
Chapter 4 Prisoner of Fear 69
Chapter 5 The Effects of Abuse on Children and Teens 83
Chapter 6 Nowhere To Go 99
Chapter 7 Reality Check 115
Chapter 8 Taking off the Mask 131
Chapter 9 The Fallout of Abuse 147
Chapter 10 The Chains Fall Off 163
Chapter 11 No Turning Back 177
Chapter 12 Free To Live Again 191
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It is the best book I've read on Domestic violence, we all know someone who has been or is involved in an abusive relationship. This book offers hope, healing and Victory. The insight that Jeenie Gordon gives after each story tell it like it is. Helps people understand why a woman stays, what you can do to break free and how to help your children. This book needs to be passed on and it will help break the invisible chains.. I highly recommend it.
Breaking Invisible Chains: The Way to Freedom from Domestic Abuse is a valuable resource not only to women who read it, but also to those who want to help women break free from abusive relationships. The format is comprehensive, offering personal stories, wise Biblical counsel, and most of all – HOPE. The church at large has yet to deal with this pervasive problem and often, those in pastoral leadership are uninformed or uneducated in recognizing what constitutes abuse (physical, emotional and verbal) and how to handle it in the church. This book can be helpful to those who are willing to address the issue and may even save a life. I recommend it highly! Rev. Annalee Davis, M.Div. Minister, author, speaker