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Publisher's Summary

First published in 1989, Dan Allender's The Wounded Heart has helped hundreds of thousands of people come to terms with sexual abuse in their past. Now, more than 25 years later, Allender has written a brand-new book on the subject that takes into account recent discoveries about the lasting physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual ramifications of sexual abuse.

With great compassion, Allender offers hope for victims of rape, date rape, incest, molestation, sexting, sexual bullying, unwanted advances, pornography, and more, exposing the raw wounds that are left behind and clearing the path toward wholeness and healing. Never minimizing victims' pain or offering pat spiritual answers that don't truly address the problem, he instead calls evil evil and lights the way to renewed joy.

Counselors, pastors, and friends of those who have suffered sexual harm will find in this book the deep spiritual guidance they need to effectively minister to the sexually broken around them. Victims themselves will find here a sympathetic friend to walk alongside them on the road to healing.

©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian

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A must read

Even more helpful than it's predecessor. Read both, or at the very least this one.

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helpful for both the therapist and the client

this book was helpful to me, as the tgerapist, and to my client. we have enjoyed working through the material together.

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Tough topic, thoughtfully approached

I listened to this book while taking long walks across town. The healing words were carefully spoken. My heart issues were exposed in a way that simply reading the book could not have done. Hearing the words was more effective and kind to the pain. Picking up the workbook now.

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Clear, Informative, Instructive, Compassionate.

Benevolent eloquence. Dan's writing at times carries, at times leads, and at times is along side, as he informs and expands our understanding into a complex personal and social part of the human experience.

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So good to be understood and encouraged!

Loved it! I couldn't stop once I started the healing journey as I listened. Dr. Dan Allender's tenders yet bold approach was very helpful for me to understand my struggles and pain since my abuse. The truth revealed about views born out of our brokenness due to the abuse are especially profound to me. I used to think my abuse just happened and that I could ignore it. That idea is shattered and I look forward to getting the workbook to go with this to further work through my story.

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Wonderful Book

I’m not a SAS, but I’m married to one. This book helped me to see from my husband’s perspective, all his hurts and betrayal at the hands of someone he trusted. And the author has reminded me where God would like for me to stand... at the side of my sweet husband, who did not deserve the childhood he was given. He reminded me that God has this and He will make all things new one day. But until then, we, as humans must fight against this horrible evil of childhood sexual abuse.

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Beautiful!

Dan beautifully and honestly addresses evil and Christ’s redemption. I am new to learning the topic of sexual abuse, but when I finished this book I felt thoroughly informed and heart achingly desiring to somehow be apart of God’s transformation of humanity’s sexuality. Specifically when it has been broken by sexual abuse.

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It's unmerited favor that has kept me alive/happy.

Dr. Allender writes such hard to hear words yet my soul is years of counseling and group work behind me. But even after confronting and forgiving my dad I still had serious problem with the "grievace self-contempt he writes about in the book. I didn't know it and in my earlier work on this the words didn't man what they meant to me this year when I was searching for a place to put the road burn I had hurt myself with. Now I am signed up and walking through the memories again. staying with it. I have many yearr

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Extremely helpful

love it very much will share it with many other people that need the help

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  • Front Royal, Va., United States
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TWH cont.

This book is a necessary continuation of the Wounded Heart. Amazing how Allender is able to know and explain the dynamics of CSA.