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How Can We Help Victims of Trauma and Abuse?

Stephen N. Williams Susan L. Williams D. A. Carson

9781683595113
112 pages
Lexham Press
Overview

How you can support survivors with the hope of Christ.

Chances are that you know someone who has experienced trauma—or you've experienced it yourself. So how can you respond wisely, carefully, and helpfully?

In How Can We Help Victims of Trauma and Abuse?, Stephen N. Williams and Susan L. Williams draw on their expertise in theology and counseling to equip you. Ignorant helpfulness can be damaging; a truly fruitful response must be informed, not just well--intentioned. Before we can aid in recovery, we must gain a deeper understanding of trauma's emotional and spiritual implications. Moreover, we need a Christian perspective on trauma. Discover how Christ is the light and life that defeats darkness and death.

The Questions for Restless Minds series applies God's word to today's issues. Each short book faces tough questions honestly and clearly, so you can think wisely, act with conviction, and become more like Christ.

Author Bio
Stephen N. Williams is Honorary Professor of Theology at Queen's University, Belfast, and professor emeritus of systematic theology at Union Theological College, Belfast. He has taught in theology, bioethics, and intellectual history and is author of The Election of Grace: A Riddle without a Resolution?
Susan L. Williams works privately as a pastoral counselor, specializing in acute and developmental trauma. She received her PhD from the University of Ulster for narrative research carried out in the intensive care unit at the Royal Hospital in Belfast. The study was subsequently published as Life after a Critical Incident in Hospital: an Exploration in the Language of Trauma.
D. A. Carson is the series editor of Questions for Restless Minds. He is professor emeritus of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, cofounder of The Gospel Coalition, and author of numerous books, including The God Who Is There: Finding Your Place in God's Story.