Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Not Quite Healed Book Review

Not Quite Healed: 40 Truths for Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
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 About the Book
Survivors of sexual abuse face a long road to recovery. With every bump and bruise and setback, they may wonder if total healing is even possible. In fact, the feeling that "I should be healed by now" is one that every survivor will have to deal with at some time. A survivor himself, Cecil Murphey writes, "I absolutely affirm that God can produce such a miracle. I don't know of any, but I still think that it is possible." So how are survivors to overcome the challenges they are sure to face? Finding strength in community with other survivors is one key to recovery. In "Not Quite Healed," two survivors join forces to share insight and encouragement on the issues that challenge them most. After a candid discussion about each issue, the authors provide a self-affirming statement that men can study, memorize, and recite on their darkest days--statements such as:
-Forgiveness is a difficult task for me, but it's a simple thing for God.
-Accountability is the first step to livability.
-God wants to heal my pain to bring healing to others.
Whether men are struggling with relying on God, living behind a mask, dealing with flashbacks and recurring dreams, or learning to forgive, Cecil Murphey and Gary Roe offer hope and comfort for the ongoing journey of recovery from sexual abuse.(Goodreads)

My Review

So you are probably wondering why in the world I even reviewed this book-I'm not a male survivor of childhood sexual abuse. The answer is because I find these books interesting, I love insight into solving issues and psychology type books. I also have read a few and I think some books are better than others and if I really like a book I pass it on to someone who could find it useful. I liked the general layout of the book and I think the point of view is important for those living the Christian life or wanting to. There are steps, things are made clear, the authors do a great job on handling the issue and pain of sexual abuse. Granted, I have not been through this myself so I don't know how it would come across to someone who has been through it. From my point of view it is an insightful helpful book. 

"I received this book from Litfuse for free in exchange for an honest review."


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