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The Hope of Survivors
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Sonoma, CA 95476

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Please browse our other list of Resources and Definitions, and take a few moments to read the following articles.

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Are You Suicidal?

If you would prefer to read more about this situation and how to help yourself, we’d recommend any of the books listed below.

The Holy Bible—First and foremost!

Sex in the Forbidden Zone—Peter Rutter, M.D.

What About Her?—Beth Van Dyke

Tragic Trust—Rachel Clarion (Half of all royalties will be donated to The Hope of Survivors)

Is Nothing Sacred?—Marie M. Fortune

Betrayal of Trust: Confronting and Preventing Clergy Sexual Misconduct—Stanley J. Grenz and Roy D. Bell

The Hired Hand—Donna Scott

In Session: The Bond Between Women and Their Therapists—Deborah A. Lott

Sex, Priests, and Power: Anatomy of a Crisis—A. W. Richard Sipe

Pastorpower—Martha Ellen Stortz

Boundary Wars: Intimacy and Distance in Healing Relationships—Katherine Hancock Ragsdale (Editor)

Understanding Clergy Misconduct in Religious Systems: Scapegoating, Family Secrets, and the Abuse of Power—Candace Reed Benyei

Wolves Within the Fold: Religious Leadership and Abuses of Power—Anson Shupe (Editor)

Victim to Survivor: Women Recovering from Clergy Sexual Abuse—Nancy Werking Poling (Editor)

Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse—Diane Langberg

Sexual Misconduct in Counseling and Ministry—George Ohlschlager and P. Mosgofian

Sex, Lies, and Rabbis: Breaking a Sacred Trust—Charlotte Rolnick Schwab, Ph.D.

Holy Secrets, Holy Lies—Christine Amoia, M.S., R.T.

Innocence Betrayed—A Dad’s Story of Clergy MisconductC.J. Szajnecki & H.J. Wisocki

What About Me?—A Book for Men Helping Female Partners Deal with Childhood Sexual Abuse—Grant Cameron

Don’t forget that God alone has the power to fully heal you and restore you in His likeness. There is HOPE: He Offers Peace, Exclusively. This is not to say that God only gives peace and nothing else; it is to say that God alone gives true peace.

While not all the books listed here are from a Christian perspective, they have been listed because you can still glean important truths and understanding from them. If you were to have only one book though, we would recommend that you prayerfully study your Bible and allow the Holy Spirit to guide and comfort you.

You can find these books at the following online (or local) retailers:
Barnes & Noble:

Don’t forget to check out our other Resources!

Please note: Books and links to other web sites are provided for informational purposes only and are not endorsed by us. We do not monitor linked web sites which are continually changing.

The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart...Psalms 34:18