We Too: How the Church Can Respond Redemptively to the Sexual Abuse Crisis

Mary E. Demuth (Author) J. D. Greear (Foreword by)
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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Harvest House Publishers
Publish Date
August 13, 2019
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.6 X 8.4 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780736979184

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About the Author

Mary DeMuth is a writer and speaker who loves to help people live re-storied lives. Author of more than 30 Christian living books. Mary speaks around the country and the world and is the host of the popular daily podcast Pray Every Day, where she prays for you every day of the year. She is the wife of Patrick and the mom of three adult children, currently living in Texas. MaryDeMuth.com

Reviews

"Too many of our faith communities are not safe places for children and vulnerable people, and they are not safe spaces for the wounded. As a survivor, respected advocate, and prolific writer who loves Jesus and His bride, my dear friend Mary shares why and how to begin the journey of transforming the church into a community that protects the vulnerable and loves the wounded. This book is an invaluable resource that is so needed by today's church. Bravo, Mary!"
--Boz Tchividjian, attorney, law professor, founder and executive director of GRACE


"Mary DeMuth's gripping and transparent narrative of her own sexual abuse jolts the reader's emotions and ignites the Christian's mind. After reading DeMuth's book, you'll be convinced that we too must never again be silent in the face of abuse."
--Wade Burleson, author, historian, pastor


"The church must do better when it comes to victims of abuse. This call comes not from a critic or a cynic but a lover of the church, an active member of a community of faith. Mary DeMuth's book does not merely point out the problems but also explains practical steps for the way forward. If it follows Mary's advice, the church will become a place of healing for the wounded and abused."
--Glenn R. Kreider, professor of theological studies, Dallas Theological Seminary


"Mary Demuth has written a courageous book about sexual abuse. She rightly calls out churches for their complicity and complete failure to deal with the scourge of sexual violence. She also provides practical advice on what can be done and points to a greater future still to come. This book is necessary reading for anyone in Christian leadership."
--Rev. Dr. Michael F. Bird, academic dean, Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia


"We Too is an essential guide to understanding the life-altering trauma of sexual violence. Grounded in biblical truth, sociological research, and survivor stories, this comprehensive book will help readers wisely navigate the complex relationship between grace and truth, justice and forgiveness. Although I grieve that such a book is necessary, I thank God that Mary DeMuth has written it."
--Jen Pollock Michel, author of Surprised by Paradox


"Mary DeMuth's We Too is a timely gift to the church. With compassion and vulnerability, she opens a door into the heart, mind, and soul of sexual abuse survivors. With expertise and clarity, she instructs us in responding to sexual abuse and loving survivors. If every church leader and member took this book to heart, the church would be a safe and healthier place."
--Eric Schumacher, pastor, author, and songwriter


"In We Too, author Mary DeMuth is at her best. She speaks with the credibility of a survivor and as a well-informed expert. Her book helps readers assure that both their interpersonal relationships and faith communities are places of human flourishing. The church has been needing this resource."
--Dr. Sandra Glahn, professor and coauthor of Sexual Intimacy in Marriage


"I am grateful for Mary's life and her voice. We in the body of Christ need her. Her voice, along with many others, is the voice of our God calling his people into the light of truth and grace; to comfort the brokenhearted and release the captives. Read this book. Let it get inside you. Let it change you."
--Diane Langberg, Ph.D., psychologist