Help and hope for your journey toward healing For those who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and those who love and care for them, The Wounded Heart offers a tender, compassionate window into the psychological effects of abuse and the theological foundations for healing.
Thirty years ago, with great courage and vision, Dan Allender brought Christians to the table to acknowledge, understand, and help victims heal from their firsthand experience with sexual abuse. His work continues to help victims and those who love them to honestly acknowledge their abuse, take responsibility for their healing, and learn to love bravely in defiance of their trauma.
The Wounded Heart has sold over 400,000 copies and has been the first book family, friends, counselors, pastors, and victims have turned to in search of Christian answers to the calamity of sexual abuse. With a new introduction reflecting on the book’s ongoing importance and a companion workbook for personal and group recovery, The Wounded Heart continues to offer the bold assurance to sexual abuse victims that they can find their way to joy and hope in the comforting embrace of a good God.
Dr. Dan Allender has pioneered a unique and innovative approach to trauma and abuse therapy over the past 30 years. Dan taught at Grace Theological Seminary and Colorado Christian University. He helped found and currently serves as professor of counseling psychology at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. He is the author of The Healing Path and To Be Told, and he has coauthored several books with Dr. Tremper Longman, including God Loves Sex, Intimate Allies, The Cry of the Soul, Bold Love, and Bold Purpose.