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No Place for Abuse: Biblical & Practical Resources to Counteract Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence is a leading cause of injury and death to women worldwide. Nearly one in four women around the globe is physically or sexually abused in her lifetime, and gender violence causes more death and disability among women aged 15 to 44 than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents or war. Regrettably, the church is not immune to this problem. Numerous studies suggest ...more
Paperback, 249 pages
Published November 12th 2010 by IVP Books (first published August 20th 2009)
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Summary: Written for Christian communities, this work chronicles the extent of domestic violence and abuse, the presence and factors that contribute to domestic violence in households in our churches, relevant biblical texts that address domestic violence, and steps church leaders can take to address domestic violence in their midst.

Perhaps the most sobering portion of this book is the twenty plus pages that document the extent and prevalence of domestic violence, much of it against women, throu
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The book does a great job at bringing to domestic violence into the light. However, it was very repetitive and about 100 pages too long for me.
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“Aphiemi, the Greek word for "forgive," means to put something away, set it free, as well as to put one thing aside in order to move on to something else. Forgiveness is essentially a putting away of our anger toward another, putting it aside so that it no longer controls our lives. Only by doing so can we be free to move on to something better.” 1 likes
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