• The Wounded Heart

  • Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • By: Dan B. Allender
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (200 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Sexual abuse knows no religious or social boundaries. The Wounded Heart is an intensely personal and specific look at this form of abuse. Dr. Allender explores the secret lament of the soul damaged by sexual abuse and lays hold of the hope buried there by the one whose unstained image we all bear. Includes information about false memory issues.

©2015 eChristian (P)2015 eChristian

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Not what I was hoping for ...

Too biblical for my personal taste.... was hoping for some real tools to use and practice to help with such a delicate topic ...

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This helped me understand why I do the things I do

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I appreciate how this book articulates how these people have been wounded. It helps me know that I am not alone and helps me take solace in the fact that what I thought was crazyness was not just me but others have trouble being connected fully to others and have unhealthy behaviors. Most important for me.. there is hope

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Painfully Phenomenal Answer to Prayers

I have been asking the Lord to remove everything from me that is not of Him. I've been struggling with rage, contempt, and many other behaviors that I just haven't been able to shake. I praise Lord for this book! It helps me to understand the why and how to move past it all so I may walk in the abundant, loving, Christ- and others-centered life that the Lord intended for me! Fabulous book! I highly recommend it, and will definitely use it when ministering to other victims of sexual abuse.

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I feel duped.

Would you try another book from Dan B. Allender and/or Arthur Morey?

No, the blurb said nothing about this book being religous in nature. I would not have wasted my money/credit had I know this first.

Would you ever listen to anything by Dan B. Allender again?

No, because he is religious I choose to seek books based on science, not mythology.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger and disappointment. The fact that it is based on Christianity should be listed more clearly.

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I wish I could get my credit back.

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hard to hear, but powerful

The information in this book is challenging and will elicit strong emotions and memories. But the relief from guilt and self contempt is so real, it will at times seem unbelievable. Satan does not want you to read this book. He wants you to remain broken. You owe it to yourself to read this book, and receive the healing that God has made available to you through it.

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This book was so helpful!

Loved it! Was so thankful my counselor recommended it to me. I'm going to listen again and read the print version again and get "Healing the Wounded Heart" to continue this journey of healing and discovery of my hearts condition.

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Life changing knowledge

As a sexual abuse victim , I often times felt "light bulbs " going off as I listened to this book. This is not a light hearted read, but it will breath life and bring light into a dark and confusing room of ones abused soul. If you sense God tugging on your heart to face past abuse, take courage, as there is healing and freedom on the other side!

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Great book

Every time I listen to this book I hear and understand more deeply the healing process. It’s definitely Bible based and will help your faith in God grow as you soak up the knowledge.

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important book for CSA survivors

excellent and important book about childhood sexual abuse & all sexual abuse.
it goes through the types & all the side effects & how survivors see the world. it helped me understand my behavior & my tainted view of everything. I see everything through these eyes. Once you see the fusion of abuse with everything else it frees you to start separating the two. I'm finally feeling freedom for the first time!

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Seriously needs some audio editing, I'll be asking for a refund

I was looking forward to this book, but am unable to really listen to it because all of the 's' and 'ch' sounds are very harsh. To the point that it is completely unbearable with headphones.

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  • 03-08-16

Life altering wisdom

Although not terribly religious, I am a Christian and have been moved by the authors incorporation of gods word. it is very rare to come across a therapist to do so. I winced and was horrified by some of the clarity which was sensitively and courageously written.
I will listen again.

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