Longwood, FL (PRWEB) December 2, 2009
For far too long, the problem of abuse within the confines of the church has been hidden and ignored. Spiritual abuse is one of those issues that has grown in intensity and frequency with the lack of truthful exposure. Victims are often shunned and left alone with their pain. Most are too ashamed to share their experiences with those they believe would not understand. Having their pain acknowledged and validated--and receiving careful scriptural instruction about the abuse they suffered--will bring freedom and healing. In Donna Rigney's Abused by the Church: From Victim to Victor ($15.99, paperback, 978-1-61579-445-4), readers will receive the key to victory as they learn how to forgive those who abused them.
"I desire that a passion for intimacy with Christ will be imparted to each reader so they will always keep Him in the central place in their lives," the author says. "In doing this, they will avoid the abuse that occurs when one gives another the authority to rule over them. Those who have abandoned the church because of abuse or neglect will be inspired and equipped to return to receive the rich treasures the church offers."
For more than 20 years, Rigney and her husband were foster parents of 20 children who were both neglected and abused. Years of helping these victims of abuse have equipped her to recognize and minister to those who have fallen prey to abuse--turning them into victors. Her heart's desire is to impart to readers all her passion for a life of intimacy with the Holy Spirit.
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world's largest Christian publisher, with more than 7,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Abused by the Church through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. Abused by the Church is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.