Many Christians carry the scars of their experiences of physical, verbal, racial, emotional, spiritual or sexual abuse. As a consequence their life is controlled by confusion and shame, and they go through life feeling rejected and fearful of further rejection. This sense of emptiness leaves many to live a life without hope.
If you have been affected by abuse of any kind, Hope and Healing for the Abused will help you to understand patterns of your own behavior and will explain how abuse affects the way you relate to God and to others. The practical steps to freedom outlined in this book will put you on the road to recovery and healing giving you the hope needed to overcome these barriers in your life.
This book will also bring helpful insights and understanding to anyone involved in pastoral ministry and will equip them to bring Gods healing grace and love to hurting and broken people.
This book is part of Sovereign Worlds Truth and Freedom series based on the renowned teaching program from Ellel Ministries International.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Peter Horrobin
Chapter 1: Not as God Intended
Chapter 2: The Power of Words
Chapter 3: Emotionally Controlled
Chapter 4: Failed by the Shepherds
Chapter 5: Beaten Inside and Out
Chapter 6: Shamefully Used
Chapter 7: Chained to the Past
Chapter 8: The Father Who Cares
Chapter 9: Releasing the Emotional Pain
Chapter 10: Hope and Healing
Chapter 11: Free to Live
Appendix: Scriptures to Encourage
About the Authors
For twenty years Paul and Liz Griffin lived as expatriates in South Africa, Bahrain and Japan. While Paul pursued his career as a chemical engineer with an international oil company, Liz, who trained as a primary school teacher, was a full-time mother bringing up their two children as well as being involved in many Christian activities and a volunteer telephone counseling service. A growing desire to serve the Lord led Paul to resign his job and enroll for a three-year Bible College course back in England. They became involved with Ellel Ministries in 1991 as part of the ministry team. They joined the full-time team at Ellel Grange in 1995. Paul is a member of the Executive Leadership team, and both Paul and Liz teach and minister to those seeking healing in their lives.