Redeeming Power / Diane Langberg–The Book I Waited 45 Years for it to be Written!

Redeeming Power by trauma psychologist Diane Langberg is the best book I’ve seen that introduces, equips, and challenges Christian leaders to deal with systemic abuse and historic oppression. Buy it, savor it, share it!

I have survived multiple situations of spiritual abuse by people in positions of power in churches, ministries, and non-profits—starting from my early 20s in the mid-1970s, and going into my 50s in the mid-2000s. I’ve invested much time over the last 15 years processing those destructive experiences and writing about what helped me understand and heal from them, and that supports other survivors. Continue reading

Redeeming Power / Diane Langberg–On Reversing Trauma and Evil

This quote from Dr. Langberg’s forthcoming book struck a chord for me. It’s worth reflecting on in this era of bitter polarization we’re experiencing, for considering what it means to be agents of support/healing instead of agents of abuse/damage.

Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church is available for pre-order. Check out Dr. Langberg’s website or the Brazos Press webpage for additional information about the book plus links to sources for pre-ordering. The book will be released Tuesday, October 20.

This futuristguy post on related thoughts on the significance of being agents of support/healing instead of agents of abuse/damage amplifies why I believe Dr. Langberg’s Christ-centered, redemptive approach is crucial in our times, which are riddled with anger, bitterness, and abuse.

You can follow Dr. Langberg on Twitter.

Facebook, book hashtag: #RedeemingPower.

Twitter, book hashtag: #RedeemingPower.

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Redeeming Power / Diane Langberg–Book Giveaway on Goodread

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 5 copies of *Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church* by Diane Langberg. Drawing/release date of October 20th.

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/308937

A little about the book: Power has a God-given role in human relationships and institutions, but it can lead to abuse when used in unhealthy ways. Speaking into current #MeToo and #ChurchToo conversations, this book shows that the body of Christ desperately needs to understand the forms power takes, how it is abused, and how to respond to abuses of power.

See the Brazos Press publisher’s webpage for details about Redeeming Power, plus links.

You can follow Dr. Langberg on Twitter.

Facebook, book hashtag: #RedeemingPower.

Twitter, book hashtag: #RedeemingPower.

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Redeeming Power / Diane Langberg–Overview Video

I feel privileged to serve on Dr. Langberg’s launch team for Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church (Brazos Press; 2020). It is available for pre-order and the release date is scheduled for October 20th. I believe this book is certain to become a standard resource for vital, Christlike ministry to survivors of all forms of abuse, violence, and oppression. Watch for more videos, excerpts, and reviews on #redeemingpower

Meanwhile, check out this brief video by Dr. Langberg. In just over a minute, she eloquently summarizes themes and purposes of her book, distilled from 47 years serving survivors of abuse, violence, genocide, trafficking. It captures the book’s essence, plus her unique voice of Christlike advocacy for the vulnerable as presented in the Prelude section of her book.

See the Brazos Press publisher’s webpage for details about Redeeming Power, plus links:

  • Overview.
  • Contents.
  • Dr. Langberg’s bio.
  • Endorsements from people representing a wide range of theological, professional, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Downloadable excerpt of the Prelude and Chapter 1 on “The Source and Purpose of Power.”
  • Source options for book pre-order/purchase.

You can follow Dr. Langberg on Twitter.

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Redeeming Power / Diane Langberg–Details & Launch Team Application

Today I applied for the launch team of the forthcoming book from Dr. Diane Langberg, Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church (Brazos Press; 2020). It is available for pre-order and the release date is scheduled for October 20th. See the publisher’s webpage for details about the book and links:

  • Overview.
  • Contents.
  • Dr. Langberg’s bio,
  • Endorsement.
  • Downloadable excerpt.
  • Source options for book pre-order/purchase.

Dr. Langberg is well known among abuse survivor communities for her work globally on complex situations of trauma, resilience, and recovery. Her quotes and comments are frequently reposted/retweeted on social media. This is sure to be a significant book for survivors of abuse/violence — whether involving gender, race, religion/spiritual authorities, and/or social institutions–as well as for survivor advocates and advocates.

One of her primary target audiences includes pastors, other kinds of ministers, and church/denomination leaders. This book will fill a crucial need they have for understanding systems, systemic abuse and how to challenge it, and what this has to do with dynamics of power and how to bring redemption to situations where power has been abused.

If you are interested in being considered to participate on the publisher’s launch team for Redeeming Power, this link goes to the application. The launch team runs from September 21 to October 30. You’ll need to pre-order the book in order to apply for the launch team.

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