"Thorough, engaging, and relevant, this book presents clear teaching on God's attitude toward abuse and describes the necessary components for effective ministry to victims." (Kathleen Samuelson, CBA Retailers + Resources, December 2010)
"The authors of No Place for Abuse demonstrate that the problem of domestic violence in the church is more pervasive than most Christians would like to believe. Nancy Nason-Clark, a trained sociologist, and Catherine Clark Kroeger, a biblical scholar, confront the issue with both objectivity and compassion. With their no-nonsense approach, Kroeger and Nason-Clark take time at the outset to document the problem of abuse worldwide and call the Church to combat this evil no matter where it occurs. They suggest that concealment of such sin in the church does more damage than facing the truth. A major strength of the book is its practical side. The authors give practical tools to pastors and other counselors for interviewing abuse victims and perpetrators and offer alternatives victims may consider instead of continuing to endure a threatening environment. Another valuable contribution the authors make is their caution against the misrepresentation of Scripture in ways that fail to protect abuse victims. This thought-provoking book has the potential to open the eyes of many believers who don't understand the prevalence of violence in many evangelical homes. It will be particularly useful to pastors and counselors, but will offer guidance to any Christian who has encountered such situations." (Christian Retailing, May 7, 2001)
Catherine Kroeger is adjunct professor of classical and ministry studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. With James Beck, she edited Women, Abuse and the Bible and Healing the Hurting, and with Mary J. Evans she edited The IVP Women's Bible Commentary and The Women's Study Bible (Oxford University Press). She is a coauthor (with Nancy Nason-Clark) of No Place for Abuse.
Nancy Nason-Clark is professor of sociology at University of New Brunswick, Canada. Her books include No Place for Abuse, Refuge from Abuse and The Battered Wife: How Christians Confront Family Violence. She is the creator of the RAVE (Religion and Violence e-Learning) Project website.
This book was very helpful to learn how the church can help an individual in a domestic violence situation. Read morePublished 6 months ago by L. Syring
Book is wonderful BUT Kindle edition is outdated. Amazon needs to address this as the latest edition has major additions!Published 7 months ago by Alexander 162
I chose this rating because, for the average person looking for help and what to do in an abusive relationship, this is not the book. Read morePublished on August 4, 2013 by Diane Stevens
Still reading, helpful, women need to come together, to encourage, support, up-lift each other, we are mother, sister, wives, daughter, co-worker, we make the family stand firm,... Read morePublished on July 4, 2013 by Highly Favor Upon Women
This is an excellent book. I would recommend it to all women but especially to Christian women. As Christian women, we need to acknowledge that domestic violence happens in our... Read morePublished on January 4, 2013 by btrimble
No Place for Abuse: Biblical & Practical Resources to Counteract Domestic Violence explains the biblical argument condemning violence and links these to circumstances of domestic... Read morePublished on February 17, 2011 by Midwest Book Review