Rid of My Disgrace by Lindsey A. Holcomb
(Re:Lit)

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The statistics are jarring. One in four women and one in six men have been sexually assaulted. But as sobering as the statistics are, they don’t begin to speak to the darkness and grief experienced by these victims. Because sexual assault causes physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual pain, victims need clear help, hope, and healing. In Rid of My Disgrace, a couple experienced in counseling victims of sexual assault explains how the grace of God can heal the broken and restore the disgraced.


Justin and Lindsey Holcomb outline an approach for moving from destruction to redemption. While avoiding platitudes and shallow theology, Rid of My Disgrace combines biblical and theological depth with up-to-date research. This book is primarily written for those who have been assaulted (either as children or adults) but also equips family, friends, pastors, and others to care for victims in ways that are compassionate, practical, and informed. Part of the Re:Lit series.

 

About Lindsey A. Holcomb

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LINDSEY A. HOLCOMB is a deacon at Mars Hill Church (Seattle), where she provides counseling for victims of sexual assault and trains leaders to care for victims of sexual assault.JUSTIN S. HOLCOMB (PhD, Emory University) is a pastor at Mars Hill Church (Seattle) and director of the Resurgence. He is also adjunct professor of theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, where he has taught for over ten years.
 
Published January 5, 2011 by Crossway Books. 272 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Self Help. Non-fiction

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The Gospel Coalition

In Hebrews 11-12, scripture challenges believers to look to those who have gone before - Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Rahab - those who endured great hardship and opposition for the sake of doing exactly the thing Altrogge (and Jesus) want us to do: Grow in holiness by loving ...

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The Gospel Coalition

Sexual assault can affect every aspect of your life: "your faith, your daily attitudes and emotions, your-self image, your relationships, and your sexuality."

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The Gospel Coalition

Currently in the United States, one out of four girls and one out of seven boys will be sexually abused, and lifetime sexual assault rates for young adult women appear to be rising dramatically to as high as 40%.

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The Mockingbird

Over the four years that frame the first and last incidents, my mind deduced that love, specifically love and desire from men, was always violent, that domination was ‘normal’.

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The Mockingbird

The book sets the victim up on solid ground to look for and seek help—without those feelings of shame or guilt typically associated with being a victim.

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Biblical Counseling

The license offers a training opportunity to educate and form young counselors (most who typically have an initial negative view of biblical counseling) in the philosophical and methodological riches of biblical counseling.

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Biblical Counseling

Much of the literature on sexual assault employs self-help approaches that do not offer the full-orbed good-news of the Gospel—that it is God’s one-way love replacing self-love that is the true path to healing.” BCC: “How do you define sexual assault?” JH/LH: “Sexual assault is any type of ...

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Biblical Counseling

You cannot judge a book by its cover, but you can begin to learn a lot from its opening statements.

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