New Xulon Title Helps Christians Effectively Love on Hurting People

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Fish pens system based on Christ’s healing ministry for full recovery from abuse.

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“Abuse and its effects are a widespread and heart-rending problem in the church today."

Within the pages of Roberta Fish’s new book, Ministering Hope to the Hurting Heart ($12.99, paperback, 978-1-62509-321-9; $6.99, e-book, 978-1-62509-322-6) is one of a kind in that it is specific to teaching Christians how to minister to survivors of abuse. Such are principles that, according to the author, permeated Jesus’s ministry. The book goes into stages of healing and practical methods to support restoration in Christ.

“Abuse and its effects are a widespread and heart-rending problem in the church today,” states the author. “We want to help, but often feel helpless and overwhelmed. In this practical and powerful book, you will learn about abuse, its effects, the stages of healing and what you specifically can do to help victims move from surviving abuse to thriving in Christ.”

Roberta Fish, LCSW, is a therapist who has been supporting clients in their work of healing from abuse for the last thirty years. She is co-founder of Hope for Hurting Hearts Ministries (, a healing ministry for abuse survivors. As a retired professor of Religion and Psychology, she enjoys teaching people about topics that will encourage their learning, growth and ministry.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Ministering Hope to the Hurting Heart through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

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