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The following books are recommended for review of sexual violence in
society as well as churches. Application of the Hebrew/Christian
Scriptures in pastoral care and recovery.
Entries marked * are preferred readings.
Ainscough, Carolyn & Toon, Kay. "Surviving Childhood sexual Abuse,
Practical Self Help for Adults Who Were Sexually Abused as Children,"
Fisher Books, 2000
*Boyle, Lance A. "Wounded Churches, Wounded People, A View From The
Trenches & Recovery Guidelines" Tate Publishing, Mustang OK. 2005
*Brown, Joanne Carlson & Bohn, Carole R. ed. "Christianity, Patriarchy,
and Abuse;" New York: The Pilgrim Press, 1989
Bruni, Frank & Burkett, Elinor "A Gospel of Shame, Children, Sexual
Abuse and the Catholic Church" Perennial, an Imprint of Harper Collins
Countryman, L. William. "Dirt, Greed & Sex, Sexual Ethics in the New
testament and their Implications for Today," Philadelphia, PA. Fortress
Fortune, Marie Marshall. "Sexual Violence: The unmentionable Sin"
New York: The Pilgrim Press, 1983
*Fortune, Marie Marshall. "Is Nothing Sacred, When Sex Invades The
Pastoral Relationship," San Francisco, Harper & Rowe, 1989
Fortune, Marie Marshall. ?Sexual Abuse in Christian Homes and Churches"
Scottsdale, PA. Herald Press. 1993
*Gaede, Beth Ann, ed. ?When A Congregation Is Betrayed, Responding to
Clergy Misconduct? Alban Institute, 2005
Greenfield, Guy, Ph.D. "The Wounded Minister, Healing from and
Preventing Personal Attacks," Grand Rapids, MI. Baker Books, 2001
Grenz, Stanley J. & Bell, Roy D. "Betrayal of Trust, Confronting and
Preventing Clergy Sexual Misconduct," Grand Rapids, MI. Baker Books,
Hanna, Jeffrey W. "Safe and Secure, The Alban Guide to Protecting Your
Congregation." The Alban Institute, 1999
*Honig, Lucy. "Picking Up" South Harpswell, ME. Dog Ear Press 1986
*Hopkins, Nancy Myer, The Congregational Response to Clergy Betrayals of
Trust; The Liturgical Press 1998 [Published in association with the
Interfaith Sexual Trauma Institute, Collegeville Minnesota] ISBN
This small publication [50 pages] is clear, easy to read and a wonderful
resource to share with parish leadership and congregants. It is a great
piece to use in training of pastoral response teams.
*Hopkins, Nancy Myer, Laser, Mark, Editors Restoring the Soul of a
Church; Healing Congregations Wounded by Clergy Sexual Misconduct; 1995
Alban Institute [Published in association with the Interfaith Sexual
Trauma Institute, Collegeville Minnesota] ISBN 156699-164-1
In this collection of readings, experts from among the pioneers in the
field "describe the nature of the damage to churches and assess what can
be done about it. This book is about crises and long-term healing
strategies for damaged congregations that will restore them to being
healthy communities of faith."
Lester, Andrew D. "Hope In Pastoral Care and Counseling" Louisville, KY.
Westminster John Knox press, 1995
*Oswald, Roy M. "Clergy Self Care, Finding A Balance for Effective
Ministry," The Alban Institute, 1991
Poling, James Newton. "The Abuse of Power, A Theological Problem"
Nashville, TN. Abington Press, 1991
Rediger, G. Lloyd, "Clergy Killers, Guidance for Pastors and
Congregations Under Attack," Louisville, KY Westminster John Knox Press,
Trible, Phyllis. God And The Rhetoric of Sexuality, Philadelphia:
Fortress Press, 1978
Trible, Phyllis. Texts of Terror; Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical
Narratives Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1984
Wimberly, Edward P. "Using Scriptures in Pastoral Counseling" Nashville,
TN. Abington Press, 1994
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