This is a very short, to-the-point, reference guide for women dealing with abuse. It's a quick read, probably about an hour or less. It is presented in question and answer format. Scriptures are used to answer the questions, but there is very little discussion. If someone wanted to deeply study Scriptures relating to abuse, this would not be the book. On the other hand, for a woman in a crisis situation, who needs quick answers, this would be a great tool, especially if provided to her by a counselor or minister whom she trusts for spiritual guidance.
The Bible has much to say on the marriage responsibilities of both the man and the woman, but some in our culture cite only those that require women to submit to their husbands, even during abuse. For example, "Turn the other cheek," and "Obey your husband." This book's greatest strength is the presentation of other verses which support women protecting themselves. For example: "Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? If any one destroys God's temple, God will destroy him." Also, "Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them." The book also gives this helpful comment: "To turn the other cheek means that we do not return a blow for blow. But we can walk away from it."
The book's conclusions will be something that today's generation of mainstream Christians agree with. If you are looking for in depth study into the interpretation of the verses cited, you won't find it in this book. But if you just need quick reminders and answers to insecurities about leaving an abusive situation, this book is an ideal tool.