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The #MeToo Reckoning: Facing the Church’s Complicity in Sexual Abuse and Misconduct

By Ruth Everhart

Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: IVP Books (January 14, 2020)
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces
Condition: New (Advanced Reader Copy)

Price: $16.00

Synopsis

The #MeToo movement has revealed sexual abuse and assault in every sphere of society, including the church. But victims are routinely ignored by fellow Christians who deny their accounts and fail to bring accountability to the perpetrators. All too often, churches have been complicit in protecting abusers, reinforcing patriarchal power dynamics, and creating cultures of secrecy, shame, and silence. Pastor and survivor Ruth Everhart shines a light on the prevalence of sexual abuse and misconduct within faith communities. She candidly discloses stories of how she and others have experienced assault in church settings, highlighting the damage done to individuals, families, and communities. Everhart offers hope to survivors as she declares that God is present with the violated and stands in solidarity with victims.