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The Child Abuse Industry: Outrageous Facts About Child Abuse & Everyday Rebellions Against a System that Threatens Every North American Family Paperback – July 1, 1986


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  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Crossway Books; 3rd Printing edition (July 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0891074015
  • ISBN-13: 978-0891074014
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,827,594 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mary Pride is the publisher of Practical Homeschooling magazine and the author of numerous books on women's roles, homeschooling, educational software, parental rights, and new age thought from a conservative evangelical perspective. She is perhaps best known as the author of the first mass-market homeschool how-to book (The Big Book of Home Learning (1986), which won both the ECPA Gold Medallion and the Silver Angel Award). It has had five editions so far, under various names.

Often credited as a pioneer in the Christian Quiverfull movement, thanks to her groundbreaking book The Way Home (1985), Mary says she prefers the concept of an "Open Quiver"--families welcoming children with an open heart, but not competing over family size. To that end, she recently released a 25th Anniversary Edition of The Way Home, with an Afterthought that tackles topics--such as the Patriarchy movement and Quiverfull--that didn't exist when the book first came out. Now that her own nine children are grown, she hopes to come out with more books soon.

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30 of 38 people found the following review helpful By jehu@rocketmail.com on April 20, 1998
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Mary Pride has written an insightful and prophetic book on the agenda of many who work behind a cover of child advocate while breaking up families and making the state into surrogate parents, much the way Hitler did.
She made the strong point in her book that those who make themselves out to be self-styled "child advocates" turn out to be the real child abusers.

She wrote this book long before Attorney General Janet Reno took it upon herself to recue two dozen children from alleged child abuse at the Koresh Compound in Waco, reulting in their fiery and premature deaths.

Having caught the eye of Hilliary Clinton due to overzealous prosecutions of questionable child abuse cases in Dade County, Florida Attorney General Reno is now a "child advocate" the same as the Ms. Clinton.

Only trouble is, while these self-styled child avocates are teaching people to honor the children, some of Ms. Reno's cases which establish her as child abuse protector are coming unglued. People she alleged to be perpetrators with zeal are now being set free after decades in prison by higher courts.

Mary Pride's book is still very up-to-date.
All who claim to be "child advocates" in today's climate of child abuse hysteria should be considered suspect since any well-adjusted person is by common sense interested in the nurture and admonition of children.

Those who claim to be protectors too loudly may have other agendas which are hidden even unto themselves.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D. Gleason on June 8, 2008
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A must read if you have children in the system and a strong should if you have or love children. She has the guts to tell the world a lot of these people are careers builders on the broken backs of families.
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When this book was released in the summer of 1986 it was advertised on every religious broadcasting radio network and station (all day long every day) for several weeks. And it was a very, very, Big seller. The thing that amazed me the most about this book (which is also the very reason that I highly recommend it to Everyone...) is the fact that every word of it is so well documented. It takes 37 pages (full and fine print) just to cover the footnotes. Clearly this politely screams, "Don't take my word for it. You can check it all out for yourselves." It is Now time to re-release this book for the sake of the victims (among those described in the book that were children when their lives were so Horribly shattered) so that they can finely learn the truth about what was really done to them. And (at their expense) why. (Nevertheless see: Romans 1: 30-32; Psalm 37: 1-40; Matthew 16: 26-27; Romans 2: 1-11; James 5: 1-8; Isaiah 55: 6-11).
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bradley P. Hayton on February 10, 2012
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A publisher once told me that to be successful one just had to ride the crest of the wave. Write about a topic that was currently hot. Child abuse is just such a topic, and this year Christian publishers are riding the wave. Abuse is everywhere. Keep your guard. Pride is swimming upstream. Instead of screaming, "Beware of your child-abusing neighbors," she heralds the "invasion of the child-snatchers." Christians are too ready to have the State supervise child-rearing, to declare parents unfit, and to have the State take children from their "abusing" parents. In no kind words, Pride examines the vague definitions of abuse used by courts to separate children from their parents: teaching religion in the home, home education, hugging your own child, changing their diapers, withholding television privileges, scolding or spanking, or being poor, handicapped, a minority, a foreign national, a single-parent. The list could go on. Definitions of abuse are as vague as "inadequate parenting skills," "educational neglect," "unspecified neglect," "lack of supervision," or "emotional abuse or neglect."

For these "abuses" children are being ripped from their families. Last year, over one million North American families were falsely accused of child abuse. Without any evidence of abuse, children are taken from the homes, and once they are taken the average time until they are returned is almost two years for whites and over four years for blacks, even in cases where it is conceded that they were taken falsely in the first place. Prosecution of abusers goes far beyond any due process for any other crime. Abusers are guilty until proven innocent. Of course, the law "errs on the side of the child," but Pride shows that the protective services are really places of abuse themselves.
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