Biblically grounded and psychologically informed, Mending the Soul is a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive approach to understanding and treating every form of abuse for:â¢ Pastoral and ministry staffâ¢ Small group leaders and youth workersâ¢ Educators and seminary studentsâ¢ Pastoral and clinical counselorsItâs time for the church to recognize the epidemic scale of abuse. Abuse kills. In its different formsâphysical, sexual, verbal, spiritual, or neglectfulâabuse deadens the emotions, slays self-worth, cripples the mind, even destroys the body.Its victims are legion.They live in your neighborhood, play with your children, and attend your church. In the United Statesâ¢ one in three women will be physically assaulted by an intimate partner.â¢ around 1.5 million children are abused or neglected annually.â¢ at least twenty-five percent of girls experience contact sexual abuse.But there is hope. God delights in mending shattered souls. However, healing doesnât come by ignoring the problem of abuse, minimizing its complexities, or downplaying its devastating impact. Healing comes by fully understanding the nature and ramifications of abuse, and by following a biblical path of restoration that allows Godâs grace to touch the heartâs deep wounds.Mending the Soul sounds the call and leads the charge. Thorough and accessible, here at last is a unique and powerful resource for understanding and healing victims of abuse.