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Bibliography

Books.jpgClark, R. (2005). Setting the Captives Free: A Christian Theology for Domestic Violence. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books. 
This book is an “appeal to you to gain an understanding of what it really means to face domestic violence and how to help bring peace and wholeness to victims and their children caught in the web of abuse. It is an appeal to you to confront those who abuse others rather than shut your eyes..."

Clark, R. (2009). Freeing the Oppressed: A Call to Christians Concerning Domestic Abuse. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books. 
“In Setting the Captives Free Ron Clark proposed a theology of addressing domestic violence and its application for clergy. Freeing the Oppressed is a book that seeks to condense Clark's previous work into a readable form for those seeking spiritual answers concerning abuse and batterer intervention, and for helpers of those caught in the cycle of family violence. It is also designed as an outreach for those seeking help from the faith community.”

Fortune, M.M. (1995). Keeping the Faith: Guidance for Christian Women Facing Abuse. San Francisco, CA: Harper Collins. Available from FaithTrust Institute: http://www.faithtrustinstitute.org
“This booklet is written for Christian women who are uncertain about Biblical perspectives on domestic violence. Suggestions for the abused individual as well as the pastor and layperson are outlined to demonstrate various options of dealing with domestic violence.”

Gardsbane, D. (Ed.) (2002). Embracing Justice: A Resource Guide for Rabbis on Domestic Abuse. Washington, DC: Jewish Women International. Available from Jewish Women International: http://www.jwi.org/
“Offers an in depth view of abuse in the Jewish community and includes sample sermons and text studies, tools for talking with victims and perpetrators, a comprehensive list of resources, safety planning for abused women, information on Agunot, and ideas for community response.”

Kroeger , C. C., Nason-Clark, N., & Fisher-Townsend, B. (Eds.) (2008). Beyond Abuse in the Christian Home: Raising Voices for Change. South Hamilton, MA: House of Prisca and Aquila. 
“Every home should be a safe place; every home a shelter. When abuse occurs in families of faith, it is the responsibility of the church to offer compassion and support to victims and to call those who act abusively to accountability and justice.” This collection includes: “Dan Allender speaking from the heart about the impact of the fall on relationships between men and women; Al Miles reflecting on his pastoral experience of the difficulties and opportunities of speaking out against violence in Christian families; Bruce and Karen McAndless-Davis offering one couple's story of the long journey toward accountability and dramatic change; Julie Owens retelling her own dramatic story of abuse, the life imprisonment of her ex-partner and what she wished every pastor knew about domestic violence.”

Kroeger , C. C., & Nason-Clark, N. (2001). No Place for Abuse: Biblical & Practical Resources to Counteract Domestic Violence. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
“Containing true stories and statistics, this book takes a look at what Christian scripture says about domestic violence, including verbal abuse and patterns of concealment, secrecy and silence, and demonstrates how proper concerns for Christian families can be twisted to endanger women and their children. An assessment of alternatives to suffering in silence is outlined as well. Includes practical tools for interviewing victims and perpetrators, outlines for sermons, Bible studies, and youth activities that address the problem of domestic violence.”

Kroeger , C. C., Nason-Clark, N., & Fisher-Townsend, B. (Eds.) (2011). Responding to Abuse in Christian Homes: A Challenge to Churches and their Leaders. South Hamilton, MA: House of Prisca and Aquila. 
“This book is here to help. It represents a collective effort to bring all of us a step farther in our journey of walking with Christ over a sea of troubled waters. (…) Throughout the collection we provide an opportunity to examine a diversity of perspectives, with the hope that each will in some way advance our understanding of the complexity of domestic violence issues in our midst-within our churches and the communities where our churches minister.”

McClure, J.S., & Ramsay, N.J., eds. (1998). Telling the Truth: Preaching About Sexual and Domestic Violence. Berea, OH: United Church Press.
"Virtually every congregation in North America has victims, survivors, or perpetrators of sexual and domestic violence in its midst. Pastors and church members unambiguously support marital and family bonds, but many lack the skills and experience needed to help both the abused and their abusers to recover. Telling the Truth gathers the wisdom of experts from across disciplines and denominations - including Wendy Farley, James Poling, and Marie Fortune - to provide pastors and laity with the theological and ethical grounding from which to preach, teach, and minister to both the abused and those who have victimized them. Presenting practical, hands-on resources, and encompassing biblical and theological perspectives, pastoral helps, and preaching strategies, this comprehensive volume also provides several sermons as effective models for ministering to victims and perpetrators alike."

Miles, Al. (2011). Domestic Violence: What Every Pastor Needs to Know, Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress.
“The new edition of Domestic Violence builds upon the insights, policies, and programs of the original volume and includes new information on the pathology of domestic violence and the effect the economic downturn is having on victim-survivors and batterers. Miles also focuses on helping clergy and other pastoral ministers develop a more compassionate response to victim-survivors who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender. This thoroughly updated edition includes questions for discussion, a list of additional resources, and contact information for state coalitions working to end domestic violence.”

Miles, Al. (2005). Ending Violence in Teen Dating Relationships, Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress.
“Al Miles, a nationally recognized expert in the field of domestic and teen relationship violence awareness, teaches parents, educators, and pastors about the abuse tactics being used against their teens. Miles helps readers understand how offenders use popular culture and Christian traditions to excuse and justify their violence. And most important, he offers parents and pastors key strategies to build bridges with the teens in their lives and protect them, in order to end violence in teen dating relationships.”

Nason-Clark, N., & Kroeger, C. C. (2004). Refuge from Abuse: Healing and Hope for Abused Christian Women. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
The authors supply “both here-and-now, step-by-step advice you need to start the healing journey and biblical insights to nourish your soul and sustain you on the path to wholeness.”

*See also: Muslim Women and Domestic Violence Bibliography by the Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence.

*See also: FaithTrust Institute Bibliography on Sexual and Domestic Violence by the FaithTrust Institute.