The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse

The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse

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

ISBN: 9781441202420

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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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.
Categories: Religion

Thank God I m Not a Pharisee or Am I

Thank God I m Not a Pharisee   or Am I

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

ISBN: 9781597819084

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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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)
Categories: Religion

Spiritual Abuse Recovery

Spiritual Abuse Recovery

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

ISBN: 9781606089675

Category: Religion

Page: 246

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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.
Categories: Religion

SPIRITUAL WARFARE A Struggle for Truth

SPIRITUAL WARFARE  A Struggle for Truth

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

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781847530943

Category: Religion

Page: 408

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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.
Categories: Religion

Spiritual Abuse

Spiritual Abuse

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

ISBN: 9781628621273

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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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
Categories: Religion

Breaking the Silence on Spiritual Abuse

Breaking the Silence on Spiritual Abuse

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

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137282873

Category: Social Science

Page: 142

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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.
Categories: Social Science

Survival Handbook for Young Pastors

Survival Handbook for Young Pastors

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.

Author: Robert S. Miller

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781606479773

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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Categories: Religion

Toby Ziegler

Toby Ziegler

Author: Sally O'Reilly

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ISBN: OCLC:501424711

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Page: 32

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