Outgrowing the Pain: A Book For and About Adults Abused As Children. By Eliana Gil. New York: Dell Publishing, 1983. 88 pp. Paper, $5.95.
Authorities now suggest that one in three adults today was abused as a child. What impact does this abuse have on adults who are believers? This is not a Christian book. It is, however, one which many of our readers will find very helpful. It proposes the view that recovery from childhood abuse is a process which requires information and effort; it is not something which just goes away.
This book is must reading for those who were abused as children, for those married to such people, and for Christian professionals who counsel hurting believers. It is short, easy to read, and filled with very helpful illustrations.
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