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Recovering From Churches That Abuse was published in August, 1994 — fifteen years ago at the time of this writing.
Several of the groups, churches and movements Dr. Ronald Enroth describes in Recovering From Churches That Abuse no longer exist. Others have changed their teachings and/or practices. Where names are named we urge the reader to investigate the current status of these groups, churches and movements. Our approach at Apologetics Index has always been to encourage independent research.
The publishers of Apologetics Index, who among other things are involved in counseling former members of abusive groups, believe the great value of this book lies in the fact that it a) will help victims of spiritual abuse obtain spiritual and emotional healing, and b) provides valuable information to counselors, pastors, and others who are helping these people.
This is the ongoing strength of the book.
If you have not already done so, we encourage you to read Churches That Abuse as well. It addresses characteristics of abusive churches in a way that can help readers identify problems within their own groups, or in those groups attended by friends of family members.
If in reading this material you believe you may need help — for yourself or for a loved-one — please don’t hesitate to contact us. In most cases we are able to put you in touch with someone close to where you live.
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The text of this book as posted here is faithfully reproduced from a scanned copy. We have applied a minimal amount of formatting to faciliate online reading. For instance, we have added blank lines between paragraphs. We have elected not to include page numbers. Notes originally published in the back of the book have in this online version been added at the end of each chapter.
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