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Recovering from Churches That Abuse

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
This book is a healing balm for those who have been spiritually abused. This excellent SHORT book brings home poignantly the plight of the vulnerable spirit who is searching for answers in a religious system where members find value and spiritual worth based on their own works. Clear and concise, the author provides evaluative questions and practical advice for bringing ...more
Hardcover, 166 pages
Published March 1st 1993 by Zondervan Publishing Company
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Ken Garrett
Oct 05, 2016 Ken Garrett rated it really liked it
This book serves more as a testament of the survivors of various abusive churches and Christian cults than a "how to" or recovery--but it does provide powerful affirmation of the (common) experiences of the members of abusive churches, and of the often very painful exit processes of leaving those churches. It provides insightful accounts of the effects of abusive, high-demand churches on marriages and families.
The book seems a bit dated (many of the ministries highlighted are either defunct or
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Jesse Walters
Nov 28, 2014 Jesse Walters rated it it was amazing
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I'm very passionate about this books topic. There's a huge problem in all religions that cause physical and emotional damage to individuals and entire families. I am one of them. It's way more common than most people think. I'm sure that everyone at least knows someone who has gone through such a tragic event. This books helps see the problem for what it is and prevents it from happening in the future.
Andy Hickman
Jan 19, 2015 Andy Hickman rated it liked it
Many valid observations

Challenges ahead:
Leaving that restrictive and abusive community is an ongoing de-socialisation process of losing my identification with the past group. I am learning to re-socialise and reintegrate into the mainstream culture (both secular and Christian), a process that I still find uncomfortable.

Enroth, Ronald M., Churches That Abuse. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1992.
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