From the Back Cover
Biblically grounded and psychologically informed, Mending the Soul is a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive approach to understanding and treating every form of abuse for: Pastoral and ministry staff Small group leaders and youth workers Educators and seminary students Pastoral and clinical counselors
Its time for the church to recognize the epidemic scale of abuse.
Abuse kills. In its different formsphysical, sexual, verbal, spiritual, or neglectfulabuse deadens the emotions, slays self-worth, cripples the mind, even destroys the body.
Its victims are legion. They live in your neighborhood, play with your children, and attend your church. In the United States one in three women will be physically assaulted by an intimate partner. around 1.5 million children are abused or neglected annually. at least twenty-five percent of girls experience contact sexual abuse.
But there is hope. God delights in mending shattered souls. However, healing doesnt come by ignoring the problem of abuse, minimizing its complexities, or downplaying its devastating impact. Healing comes by fully understanding the nature and ramifications of abuse, and by following a biblical path of restoration that allows Gods grace to touch the hearts deep wounds.
Mending the Soul sounds the call and leads the charge. Thorough and accessible, here at last is a unique and powerful resource for understanding and healing victims of abuse.
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About the Author
Steven R. Tracy is Professor of Theology and Ethics at Phoenix Seminary in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary (MDiv, ThM), and a received a PhD in New Testament from the University of Sheffield, England. He was a pastor for fifteen years and has extensive pastoral counseling experience. He and his wife Celestia, who is a family therapist, are the founders of Mending the Soul Ministries, a non-profit Christian organization that provides training, curriculum, and education on abuse prevention and healing. Dr. Tracy is the author of various articles on abuse and sexuality, serves on the Governor's Commission to Prevent Violence against Women for the State of Arizona, and serves on the Fatality Review Team for the City of Phoenix. A Mending the Soul workbook is available for individual or group use, and can be obtained at: www.mendingthesoulministries.org. SPANISH BIO: Steven R. Tracy es Profesor de teologia y etica en el Seminario de Phoenix, Arizona. Es graduado del Seminario Bautista Conservativo Western con una maestria en divinidad y teologia. Recibio un doctorado de Filosofia del Nuevo Testamento de la Universidad Sheffield de Inglaterra. Tracy ejercio como pastor durante quince anos y posee una gran experiencia en consejeria pastoral. el y su esposa Celestia, quien es terapeuta familiar, son fundadores del ministerio Mending the Soul, una organizacion cristiana sin animo de lucro que ofrece educacion, curriculos, y entrenamiento para prevenir y sanar abuso. El Dr. Tracy sirve en la Comision del Gobernador para la prevencion de la violencia en contra de la mujer en Arizona y en el Equipo de inspeccion de victimas mortales de la cuidad de Phoenix. Ademas de escribir un sinnumero de articulos publicados acerca del abuso y la sexualidad, el es autor de varios libros, entre ellos Comprende y sana el abuso en tu vida. Para mas informacion visite:?