Note: Chapter 1 was posted on August 6, 2008. We intent to post additional chapters at the rate of about one chapter a week.
Abusive Churches: A View From Within
- FRINGE AND FANATICISM
Abusive Churches Can Go Over the Edge
- PAST AND PRESENT
Abusive Churches Are Not New
- AUTHORITY AND POWER
Abusive Churches Misuse Spiritual Authority
- MANIPULATION AND CONTROL
Abusive Churches Use Fear, Guilt, and Threats
- ELITISM AND PERSECUTION
Abusive Churches See Themselves as Special
- LIFE-STYLE AND EXPERIENCE
Abusive Churches Foster Rigidity
- DISSENT AND DISCIPLINE
Abusive Churches Discourage Questions
- EXIT AND ADJUSTMENT
Abusive Churches Make Leaving Painful
- DISCERNMENT AND RESPONSE
Abusive Churches Present a Warning
- CHALLENGE AND CHANGE
Abusive Churches Will Always Exist
An audio version of this book read by the author, Dr. Ronald Enroth, is available. Email David Upton, of The Apologetic Response, for details on how you can obtain it. He has the publisher's permission, in writing, to distribute the audio version in support of his ministry.
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