Out of Pain
Violence Against Women and Children (Continuum) by Carol J. Adams and Marie M. Fortune, editors. To order call: 1-800-266-5766 (ext. 1250).
The best section, "Forgiveness: The Last Step," addresses the myriad meanings of forgiveness for victims of family abuse.
Women, Abuse and the Bible (Baker) by Catherine Clark Kroeger and James R. Beck, editors. To order call: 1-800-266-5766 (ext. 1250).
Be sure to read chapter 1: "Religious Beliefs and Abuse," which shows how Scripture gets abused by perpetrators of domestic abuse, and some clergy, to justify male power, control, and privilege.
No Visible Wounds (Fawcett-Columbine) by Mary Susan Miller. To order call: 1-800-266-5766 (ext. 1250).
Miller explains clearly the types of nonphysical abuse and its impact on victims.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), a resource center. National Office, P.O. Box 18749, Denver CO 80218-0749. Phone: (303) 839-1852; fax: (303) 831-92511