Released in the UK May 2019
Released in the US May 2019
Large trade paperback | 224 Pages
9781527103313 • £9.99 $12.99
BISAC – REL050000
Domestic abuse is an ugly, but all too real, problem that is often not dealt with well within our churches. Eryl Davies tells the stories of domestic abuse survivors – both men and women – who have been let down by their churches’ reactions. How are we to respond biblically to such situations? How do pastors and church leaders address this problem when both victim and abuser are part of their congregation? As well as making the reader aware of the reality of this issue, Davies gives helpful guidelines and suggestions for church leaders dealing with cases of domestic abuse.
D. Eryl Davies
Eryl Davies is an elder at Heath Evangelical church, Cardiff and a member of the Management Board of the Evangelical Movement of Wales . He pastored churches in South and North Wales before becoming the first principal of what is now Union School of Theology. He continues to serve churches and conferences and to write.
… blends personal accounts, biblical insight, and pastoral wisdom. I wept as I read sections of the book, and was forced to think deeply about what I believed and taught. I pray that this book would help many to find safety and love in the church.
Pastoral Dean, Union School of Theology and Pastor of Cornerstone Church, Abergavenny, Wales
… a must–read for all in church leadership, especially in Bible–believing churches, and perhaps particularly in independent churches. It should also be read by as many Bible–believing Christians as possible.
Principal, Highland Theological College, Dingwall
… wakes us up to the disturbing reality that the church is not immune to the horrors of domestic abuse … Yet this is not something the church knows how to handle. Davies gives us the data and tools we need to dig our heads out of the sand and help those in danger!
Author of ‘Prone to Wander: Grace for the Lukewarm and Apathetic’
Writing with patience and care Eryl acknowledges the courage of sufferers, and brings scripture to bear on the sin of domestic abuse. Helpful pastoral advice is presented, and a clear biblical understanding of marriage presented. The chapter on divorce is particularly stimulating.
Pastor, Llanelli Free Evangelical Church & Lecturer in Pastoral Theology, Evangelical Movement of Wales Training Course