Recommended Resources - Sexual Abuse

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Beyond Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life After Boyhood Sexual Abuse, Richard B. Gartner, 2005. Dr. Gartner has written an accessible, compassionate book that clearly lays out the healing process for men who were hurt or abused as children. Available through


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Door of Hope: Recognizing and Resolving the Pains of Your Past, Revised and Updated, Jan Frank, 1995. A powerful story of inspiration and restoration, it offers hope for other victims that they, too, can find wholeness. Available through



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Mending the Soul: Understanding and Healing Abuse, Steven R. Tracy, 2008. In this well-researched, biblically and scientifically based resource, Dr. Tracy surveys the nature and effects of physical, verbal, sexual, and spiritual abuse---as well as strategies for prevention and recovery. Available through


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On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Diane Mandt Langberg, 1999.  True accounts from survivors testify to the fact that there is hope and healing for you and will help you better understand yourself. From dealing with the trauma to understanding how it has damaged your body, emotions, thinking, relationships and your spirit, you will be enabled to securely walk through the door from your abuse to your healing. Important reading for friends and family of abuse survivors as well. Available through

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Healing The Wounded Heart: The Heartache of Sexual Abuse and the Hope of Transformation, Dan B. Allender, Baker Books, 2016. In this 25-year retrospective of The Wounded Heart, Allender shares up-to-date research on the effects of rape, incest, molestation, sexting, and more. His fresh insights will provide new hope for victims---and those who minister to them. Available through