The Wounded Heart
Sexual abuse knows no religious or social boundaries. Acclaimed, groundbreaking, and as essential as when it was first published, The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse is an intensely personal and specific look at this form of abuse. Dr. Dan Allender explores the secret lament of the soul damaged by sexual abuse and lays hold of the hope buried there by the One whose unstained image we all bear. Using compelling narrative, rigorous psychological study, and a bold faith in the goodness of God, The Wounded Heart and its companion workbook offer a rich, defiant call to believe that the trauma of abuse does not have to be the end of the story.
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“Dr. Allender exposes the rage, fear, and confustion locked deep inside every victim. And, offering guidance in the midst of this confusion, he shows that there is hope for the wounded heart.”– Frank Minirth, M.D. and Paul Meier, M.D., Minirth-Meier Clinic
“These powerful pages bring the realities of damaging human experience into the perspective of a loving God. With professional skill and spiritual insight from the crucible experience, Dr. Allender blends a keen understanding of the dynamics of sexual abuse with the practical applications of Christian truth. An excellent and timely book!”– John Powell, Ph.D, Professor, Counseling Center, Michigan State University