Escaping the Maze of Spiritual Abuse Published By SPCK

Escaping the Maze of Spiritual Abuse

Creating Healthy Christian Cultures

by Lisa Oakley and Justin Humphreys

Escaping the Maze of Spiritual Abuse
paperback
  • Length: 192 pages
  • Published: August 12, 2019
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-2810-8131-8
  • Item Code: P08131

'Every time he wanted me to do something, he would quote scripture... I couldn't argue with scripture, it was like arguing with God.'
The term 'spiritual abuse' is widely used across the Christian community. But what is it? 
Sometimes spiritual abuse involves leaders misusing their position, but ministers can also be the victims. Common factors include control through misuse of scripture, claims to divine authority, pressure to conform, and enforced accountability. Individuals may be isolated, and compelled to secrecy and silence.

Drawing on a combination of extensive research, individual testimonies, and years of hands-on experience, Lisa Oakley and Justin Humphreys describe clearly the nature of spiritual abuse, and the best ways of countering it. Recovery is possible.

But – how do we prevent spiritual abuse in the first place? What can leaders do to create safer places? Is there a link between theological ideas and harmful behaviors? How can leaders create opportunities for spiritual and emotional flourishing?

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