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ss triple helix - summer 2010,  Forgiving the impossible?

Forgiving the impossible?

From abuse to freedom and hope
Greta Randle
  • IVP 2010
  • £7.99 Pb 144pp
  • ISBN 978 1 84474 433 6
This is a sobering story for those who think that sexual abuse of children takes place only outside the church, or mainly in one sector of the church, if the church is involved at all. It happens in evangelical churches too.

It's a courageous book on many levels. The author writes under her real name and for her to tell her life story in this kind of detail makes her very vulnerable. She also heads a national Christian counselling organisation. This book is moreover a tribute to her family, friends and church members, many of whom would have had to agree for this tale to be told with such openness.

Most of all, the book is a tribute to the redeeming love of God for whom no pit of darkness is too deep that he cannot rescue us from it. This is a book to bring hope to adults abused as children, and their families. CMF members who have been abused themselves, as well as those who are GPs or psychiatrists, will find it of particular value.
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