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Setting the Captives Free: A Christian Theology for Domestic Violence Paperback – November 1, 2005
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--Patricia Riddle Gaddis,MA
Director & Founder of The Family Peace Project
Author of Battered But Not Broken: Help for Abused Wives and their Church Families and Dangerous Dating: Helping Young Women Say No To Abuse.
"Every few years a book comes along which opens the eyes of the church to a critical spiritual need in the world and the alarming gap in our theology which has closed our eyes to that need. "Setting the Captives Free" is one of those books. Just as Barna's books have done concerning the lost, just as Sider's books have done concerning poverty, so Ron's book does concerning domestic abuse. Ron opens the church's eyes to the dark world of domestic abuse victims and the gap in our theology which has kept us blind to their needs. After reading the book, I feel to my knees in repentance for not leading our church to minister to these victims. Ron gave me the tools and the theology to begin talking to our congregation about these needs."
--Dr. Chris Altrock, Minister, Highland Street Church of Christ, Memphis, TN
Author The Cross: Saved by the Shame of It All and Preaching to Pluralists
"This is a groundbreaking book that is well worth reading. It really grasps the issues of abuse and provides practical, spiritual answers to anyone who
has been impacted directly, or indirectly."
--Bettie Williams-Watson, Founder, Executive Director of Multi-Communities
(M.I.C.), Seattle, WA.
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Ron has his Doctor of Ministry from Harding Graduate School in Memphis, TN. He is a member of local domestic violence councils and the Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force. He leads the clergy training for Community Against Domestic Violence and is also a faculty instructor and adviser for D.Min. students at George Fox Evangelical Seminary. He is the author of the newly released The God of Second Chances: Finding Hope in the Prophets of Exile and also Setting the Captives Free, Emerging Elders, numerous articles on abuse, theology, and Hebrew/Greek studies, and the trilogy Freeing the Oppressed, The Better Way: The Church of Agape in Emerging Corinth, and Freeing the Oppressed. He also co-leads a committee on abuse and the church for the Association of Marriage and Family Ministries. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and American Academy of Religion.
Ron and Lori Clark have been married since 1987. They have 3 sons Nathan, Hunter, and Caleb.
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This book (written by a Pastor), is a MUST have in any pastor's, Christian counsellor's, or advocate's resource library who want to help women (or children) who suffer from the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I purchased this text due to the last line in the book's title, "A Christian Theology for Domestic Abuse." I was disappointed. That line was false advertising. Read morePublished on September 9, 2009 by John Castle