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Is It My Fault? Shedding Light in the Darkness of Domestic Violence

Is It My Fault? Shedding Light in the Darkness of Domestic Violence

Justin and Lindsey Holcomb have done it again. As with their earlier work on sexual assault, Rid of My Disgrace, their most recent book Is It My Fault?: Hope and Healing for Those Suffering Domestic Violence, goes where most Christian authors can’t or won’t go. Justin and Lindsey have the unique pastoral ability–and the theology to back it–to shine a light in the darkest of human experiences: abuse from the hands of another human. Truly, the Holcombs are lights in the darkness.

The book is broken into three sections, four if you count the substantial appendices. The Holcomb’s first move is…

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Rid of My Disgrace: A Personal Testimony

Rid of My Disgrace: A Personal Testimony

As part of sexual assault awareness month, we are proud to re-present Lauren’s brave, personal reflections on Justin and Lindsey Holcomb’s book Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Victims of Sexual Assault. To read her review of the book itself, click here. Due to the sensitive and highly personal nature of this post, we have decided to turn off the comments section. However, if you would like for any reason to be in touch with Lauren, you may use the form at the bottom of the post.

Nearly 18 years ago, I was sexually assaulted by two young men,…

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Rid of My Disgrace: A Review

Rid of My Disgrace: A Review

“There is an epidemic of sexual assault, and victims need the kind of hope and help that only the gospel of Jesus Christ can provide.”

So begins the forward to the book, Rid of My Disgrace, by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb. And this book does in fact provide that needed hope and help for victims of sexual assault. I picked it up at the Mockingbird Conference in NYC this past April. As a theologian of the Cross and lover of all books that iterate and reiterate the message of Grace to those who are suffering, I could not resist its pull….

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The Grace of God and the Hermorrhage of the Soul: An Interview with Justin and Lindsey Holcomb, Part 2

The Grace of God and the Hermorrhage of the Soul: An Interview with Justin and Lindsey Holcomb, Part 2

We are pleased to present the second and final part of Andrea Zimmerman’s interview with Justin and Lindsey Holcomb about their new book Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Victims of Sexual Assault. To read part one of the interview, go here, and for those who missed Andrea’s into the first time, we’ve reprinted here:

Even in the few short months since its release, Rid of My Disgrace has proven to be an invaluable and much-needed resource. So I was truly honored to have the opportunity to speak with Justin and Lindsey about it in a bit more depth….

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The Grace of God and the Hemorrhage of the Soul: An Interview with Justin and Lindsey Holcomb, Pt 1

The Grace of God and the Hemorrhage of the Soul: An Interview with Justin and Lindsey Holcomb, Pt 1

Some time ago we posted an extraordinarily powerful review of Justin and Lindsey Holcomb’s new book Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Victims of Sexual Assault. We were also fortunate enough to finagle an interview with Justin and Lindsey in which they spoke candidly with Andrea Zimmerman about what distinguishes this project. Take it away, Andrea:

Even in the few short months since its release, Rid of My Disgrace has proven to be an invaluable and much-needed resource. So I was truly honored to have the opportunity to speak with Justin and Lindsey about it in a bit more…

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Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Victims of Sexual Assault

Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Victims of Sexual Assault

We have the privilege of presenting an excerpt from Lindsey and Justin Holcomb’s brand-new book Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Victims of Sexual Assault. I’ve read the whole thing and can honestly say that it is an indispensable resource, a work of deep compassion and pastoral sensitivity, bringing grace to bear on a very dark corner indeed. A truly important and unique accomplishment. The first chapter begins thus:

If you have suffered as the result of a sexual assault, this book is written to you and for you—not about you. What happened to you was not your fault….

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