This accessibly written book illuminates the good news of healing and liberation the Bible offers survivors of sexual abuse. As an expert in pastoral ministry and a survivor of abuse herself, Elaine Heath handles this sensitive topic with compassion and grace. The book is illustrated with stories and insights from survivors, and each chapter ends with reflection questions and recommended activities. Previously published as We Were the Least of These, this repackaged edition includes a new contextualized introduction that explores how the book speaks into a vital cultural conversation (#MeToo).
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Elaine A. Heath (PhD, Duquesne University) is professor of missional and pastoral theology at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. An ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, she is a frequent retreat speaker and has experience as a pastor and spiritual director. She has written a number of books, including The Mystic Way of Evangelism.
Table of Contents
ContentsIntroduction1. We Were the Least of These2. Fig Leaves3. Through the Wilderness4. The Terrible Secret5. Beauty Pageants6. Prayers of Lament and Mercy7. Are You My Mother?8. Eunuchs9. We Are Clean10. About Judas and Mary11. Emmanuel12. In Remembrance of Me13. Letting Go14. Final ThoughtsAppendix A: The HealingCloudAppendix B: A Definition of SexualAbuseRecommended ResourcesIndex