This book is addressed directly to women experiencing domestic abuse, and to those who seek to support them, including pastoral leaders, friends and support organisations. It debunks the myths - perpetuated by some abusers and, unwittingly, by many churches - which prevent women from getting out of harm's way. It helps them realise that the Bible does not belong to their abuser but is a text of liberation. Written with careful attention to pastoral issues, it closely examines and clearly explains the relevant scriptural texts.
'This book is important. Helen Paynter's expertise with scripture, her approachability and her engagement with the reality of abuse ensure The Bible Doesn't Tell Me So is extremely helpful, both for Christians who have been subjected to abuse and for those wanting a strong biblical approach to addressing domestic abuse issues. It is both theological and practical and offers an authoritative and ultimately healing approach to scripture for women who have been abused. I know it will make a positive difference to women's lives!' – Natalie Collins, author of Out of Control: Couples, conflict and the capacity for change
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