Recommended Resources 3

I really appreciate the ministry of Steven and Celestia Tracy. Mending the Soul, exists to “equip communities worldwide to offer an educated, compassionate response to abuse and other forms of trauma so that all experience wholeness.” The website http://mendingthesoul.org/ contains helpful articles, links, and resources that your pastor may find beneficial. Mending the soul also offers a variety of curriculum options that your church may wish to evaluate and possibly use in victim care ministry.

Most pastors I know love free resources, and Our Daily Bread has been faithfully offering resources at no cost and no obligation for decades. While most pastors are familiar with the Our Daily Bread Devotionals some may not be aware that ODB offers similar resources covering a variety of topics important to pastors. In the area of abuse and the church’s response ODB have some exceptional booklets through the Discovery Series. Here are the links to the free e-books.

  1. When Violence Comes Home http://discoveryseries.org/discovery-series/when-violence-comes-home-help-for-victims-of-spouse-abuse/
  2. When Words Hurt http://discoveryseries.org/discovery-series/when-words-hurt/
  3. When Power is Misused http://discoveryseries.org/discovery-series/when-power-is-misused-finding-the-true-strength-of-a-man/
  4. God’s Protection of Women http://discoveryseries.org/discovery-series/gods-protection-of-women/

Hope you find these helpful and praying for your pastor. -Peace

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