Healing the Wounds of Sexual Abuse: Reading the Bible with Survivors

Healing the Wounds of Sexual Abuse: Reading the Bible with Survivors

by Elaine A. Heath


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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).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587434280
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/19/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
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

1. We Were the Least of These
2. Fig Leaves
3. Through the Wilderness
4. The Terrible Secret
5. Beauty Pageants
6. Prayers of Lament and Mercy
7. Are You My Mother?
8. Eunuchs
9. We Are Clean
10. About Judas and Mary
11. Emmanuel
12. In Remembrance of Me
13. Letting Go
14. Final Thoughts
Appendix A: The Healing
Appendix B: A Definition of Sexual
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