In a breakthrough book first published in 1991, the authors address the dynamics in churches that can ensnare people in legalism, guilt, and begrudging service, keeping them from the grace and joy of God's kingdom.Written for both those who ...
Author: David Johnson
Publisher: Baker Books
In a breakthrough book first published in 1991, the authors address the dynamics in churches that can ensnare people in legalism, guilt, and begrudging service, keeping them from the grace and joy of God's kingdom.Written for both those who feel abused and those who may be causing it, The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse shows how people get hooked into abusive systems, the impact of controlling leadership on a congregation, and how the abused believer can find rest and recovery.
David Johnson & Jeff VanVonderen, The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse (Minneapolis, Minnesota: Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, 1991), 112 4. Taken from "Healing Spiritual Abuse" by Ken Blue.
Author: John Elzinga
Publisher: Xulon Press
Designed to uproot Pharisaicalism from the evangelical church, this text is a guide for transforming it into a community of forgiveness, exemplifying Grace-full living. (Christian)
SpiRituAl ABuSe DeFiNeD AND DeScRiBeD The following five books address the subject of spiritual abuse, give a definition for this term, and provide understanding into this recurring condition in the church: The Subtle Power of Spiritual ...
Author: Barbara M. Orlowski
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
What factors contribute to active Christians in ministry leaving their church and becoming exiting statistics? Every year dedicated Christian people leave churches because of spiritual abuse. The stories of people who left their home church because of a negative and hurtful experience paint a picture of a widespread occurrence which beckons consideration by church leaders and church congregants alike. Spiritual abuse, the misuse of spiritual authority to maltreat followers in the Christian Church, is a complex issue. This book shows how people processed their grief after experiencing spiritual abuse in their local church and how they rediscovered spiritual harmony. Their spiritual journey shows how one may grow through this devastating experience. This book offers a thoughtful look at the topic of spiritual recovery from clergy abuse through the eyes of those who have experienced it. It invites church leaders to consider this very real dysfunction in the Church today and aims to demonstrate a path forward to greater freedom in Christ after a season of disillusionment with church leadership.
18 Johnson & Vanvonderen; The Subtle Power Of Spiritual Abuse: Recognising And Escaping Spiritual Manipulation And False Spiritual Authority Within The Church. Pg. 73. 19 Hassan, S. (1990) Combatting Cult Mind Control: The #1 Best ...
Author: Russell Sharrock
Much in the Church is being touted as biblical spiritual warfare, even to changing it from being spiritual to be geographical. This book critics spiritual warfare teaching, comparing it to the Bible and offers a biblically reasoned discussion on spiritual warfare.
Edward J. Cumella, “Religious Abuse,” The Remuda Review, spring 2005, vol. 4, issue 2, 17. 2. David Johnson and Jeff VanVonderen, The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse: Recognizing and Escaping Spiritual Manipulation and False Spiritual ...
Author: June Hunt
Publisher: Rose Publishing
Have you become sidetracked in your thinking? Has your attention been so centered on what spiritual leaders or the church will think of you and expect from you that youve lost focus on what God thinks? Perhaps youve unintentionally confused pulpit persuasions with direction from Gods Word. Spiritual abusewhether through twisting scripture or threatening behaviorinflicts emotional pain and blocks spiritual growth. It is one of the most common forms of abuse in the church today and often goes undetected, masking itself as truth from a man of God. In Spiritual Abuse, find out how to recognize the signs of spiritual abuse and how to know when others are using the Word of God to manipulate you (and others). You will learn how to Recognize warning signs of spiritual abuse Distinguish between law and grace Biblically answer legalistic arguments Move from spiritual death to spiritual life
The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse. California: The Lockman Foundation. Johnson, D. & VanVonderen, J. (2005). The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse. Recognizing and Escaping Spiritual Manipulation and False Spiritual Authority Within the ...
Author: L. Oakley
Category: Social Science
Providing a balance of empirical research and practical concerns, this book explores the definitions and historical context of spiritual abuse, outlines a process model for the different stages of spiritual abuse and includes strategies for therapists working with survivors of spiritual abuse.
In their book, The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, David Johnson and Jeff VanVonderen wrote, "Spiritual abuse can occur when a leader uses his or her spiritual position to control or dominate another person.