Breaking Invisible Chains, written specifically for domestic abuse victims by victims, is an honest, personal, and encouraging message of hope and illumination. Written by three survivors, the personal stories will help women realize if they are in an abusive relationship. A professional therapist includes insight into specific abuse situations, and each chapter contains a strong scriptural emphasis. The authors stress the role of forgiveness throughout the book, and also include realistic advice on how to handle the ongoing dynamics after the relationship ends.
Item #: N134127
Category: Women’s Issues
Size: 5.5 X 8.5
Page Count: 224
Pack Qty: 36
“For anyone who has carried chains forged by emotional or physical abuse, the promise of this book can seem impossible. Yet I urge you to pick up this book and read just the first few chapters. You’ll end up reading it all yourself, like I did, and thinking of a dozen people who need to read it as well. The honesty, insights, and spiritual truth that come from these reality-soaked stories show that chains really can be broken. Love, hope, freedom, and the ability to build healthy relationships can be yours—even if you’ve come from the most broken, difficult background. And if you work, live, or minister to people who carry these chains—you must read this book.”
– John Trent, PhD, president, The Center for StrongFamilies and StrongFamilies.com author of The Blessing and The 2 Degree Difference
“Breaking Invisible Chains reveals the agonizing reality of emotional pain while pointing people to healing and hope. I highly recommend this book!”
– Carol Kent, speaker and author of When I Lay My Isaac Down and Between a Rock and a Grace Place
“It’s never easy to talk about domestic abuse. That’s why it’s important to read true stories like these and meet real women who felt trapped with nowhere to turn. They are here to tell you those chains can be broken. If you are silently suffering, this book will show you the way out. If you know someone in an abusive situation, this book will give you the courage to speak the truth in love. With God’s compassion as their guide, each author and contributor offers practical advice and genuine hope.”
– Liz Curtis Higgs, best-selling author of Bad Girls of the Bible
About the Authors
Susan Titus Osborn is the director of the Christian Communicator Manuscript Critique Service where she heads a staff of 18 editors. She has written 30 books, her latest being Wounded by Words and Too Soon to Say Goodbye, coauthored with Jeenie Gordon and Karen Kosman, and published by New Hope Publishers. Susan is a member of the CLASSeminars staff and is also a CLASS speaker. Susan is also a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA) and Christian Authors Network (CAN). Her past positions include magazine editor and adjunct professor at four Christian colleges. She has spoken extensively across the US at more than 150 writers conferences and in 8 foreign countries. As an author, Susan represents New Hope Publishers. She lives in Fullerton, California, with her husband, Dick. They have 5 grown children, 12 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandsons.
Karen L. Kosman has written two books, Wounded by Words and Too Soon to Say Goodbye, coauthored by Susan Osborn and Jeenie Gordon, and published by New Hope Publishers. Karen’s articles appear in Chicken Soup for the Soul and several other compilation books. As an inspirational speaker, Karen is a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA) and Christian Authors Network (CAN). She is also a member of Network of Evangelical Women in Ministry (NEWIM). Karen is a popular speaker for Celebrate Recovery, Stephen Ministries, other women’s ministries, and other church groups. She lives in Hemet, California, with her husband John. They have 6 adult children, 19 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
Jeenie Gordon is a marriage and family therapist with 25-plus years of experience. Previous positions include high school counselor of more than 8,000 teens, psychiatric hospital therapist, and prison therapist (juvenile males). She has also counseled hundreds of adults/families of divorce. She is the author of eight books, one a Gold Medallion finalist, and she is a former contributor/columnist of national magazines. She speaks internationally and is a radio/TV talk-show guest, an officer on a Christian university board, and a member of other psychological boards. She also teaches Sunday School (adult singles) and is a Bible study leader. She has a married daughter and grandchildren.