New Novel Addresses Domestic Abuse Based on Christian Religion Teachings

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Waneta Dawn new hit book, 'Behind the Hedge', follows a woman who turns to the Christian religion for guidance on how to deal with being a victim of domestic abuse.

Waneta Dawn

My aim in writing the book was to not only enlighten Christians, but also non-Christians about this seldom-mentioned side of domestic violence. It's amazing to discover how many men of all faiths believe that a woman is required, through various religious teachings, to submit to their demands

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'Behind the Hedge' is a powerful novel of a domestically abused, yet loving, woman who uses the Christian religion and her own strength to deal with her abusive husband. The woman, Yvette, begins to confront husband to not only free herself, but also her spirit and her children. Through the comfort of her friend Delores and her mother Clara, Yvette is able to find the path of peace and fulfillment that had eluded her for many years.

Running a dairy farm, caring for three children and a living with demanding, controlling husband was the day-to-day routine Yvette had faced alone for 15 years in the bucolic Midwest countryside. But behind the colorful garden and the front door of her farm, she began a journey for truth, one that terrified her and one she must face alone.

Author Wanetta Dawn has skillfully crafted and researched a novel, published by Xulon Press, that will resonate with millions of women -- from the Christian religion or not -- throughout the world as it is a novel that is long past due. Here, she traces the path of one woman who pursues the meaning of her faith and an ethical route to guide her through a landmine of scripture and bible teachings that have been used by her husband, Luke, as a hand grenade for domestic abuse.

"My aim in writing the book was to not only enlighten Christians, but also non-Christians about this seldom-mentioned side of domestic violence. It's amazing to discover how many men of all faiths believe that a woman is required, through various religious teachings, to submit to their demands," said Dawn.

Behind the Hedge, a 246-page book, is available online through Amazon.com and Target.com, and through local booksellers.

The Christian religion played an integral part of Waneta Dawn's childhood on a dairy farm in Kalona, Iowa. Soon after leaving the farm, she married and had one daughter. After experiencing domestic abuse in her own marriage, she spent several years researching the crime particularly dominance through verbal, emotional and spiritual abuse. She has facilitated a batterers education program through the Iowa Department of Corrections. More information can be obtained by visiting http://www.wanetadawn.com

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Diana Baculis
Summit Group 319-936-2000
E-mail: diana @ summitgroup-ia.com

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