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Men Who Batter

Men Who Batter (Oxford University Press, 2015) by Nancy Nason-Clark and Barbara Fisher-Townsend.

This book recounts stories from the point of view of the men who act abusively. Interwoven with this rich and colorful portrayal of the journey of abusive men, we bring twenty years of fieldwork with survivors and those who walk alongside them as they seek safety, healing and wholeness for themselves and their children. The men’s stories are countered by reality checks from their own case files and those professionals who have worked with them.

No Place for Abuse

No Place for Abuse: Biblical & Practical Resources to Counteract Domestic Violence, 2nd ed. (InterVarsity Press, 2010) by Catherine Clark Kroeger and Nancy Nason-Clark.

Domestic violence is a leading cause of injury and death to women worldwide. Regrettably, the church is not immune to this problem. Numerous studies suggest that incident rates among active churchgoers are nearly the same as those among the general populace. In this thoroughly revised and updated edition, Catherine Clark Kroeger and Nancy Nason-Clark share with readers their years of experience in listening to the voices of women from around the world and especially to those within the church.

Refuge from Abuse

Refuge from Abuse: Healing and Hope for Abused Christian Women (InterVarsity Press, 2004) by Nancy Nason-Clark and Catherine Clark Kroeger.

Nason-Clark and Kroeger know the pain of women who have been abused, especially the unique pain of Christian women who thought it couldn’t happen to them. Their advice is solid, backed up by Nason-Clark’s professional expertise as a sociologist and Kroeger’s as a biblical scholar. Together they supply step-by-step advice needed to start the healing journey and biblical insights to nourish the soul and sustain the spirit on the path to wholeness.

The Battered Wife

The Battered Wife: How Christians Confront Family Violence (Westminster John Knox Press, 1997) by Nancy Nason-Clark

Family life is often a place of violence, especially violence against women–in Christian homes as well as in secular ones. Nancy Nason-Clark’s sociological investigations allow her to analyze this problem and to reveal how Christian communities respond to family violence in positive ways. She also to suggests how church and secular agencies can cooperate for even more effective action.

Responding to Abuse in Christian Homes

Responding to Abuse in Christian Homes: A Challenge to Churches and their Leaders (Wipf & Stock, 2011) edited by Nancy Nason-Clark, Catherine Clark Kroeger, and Barbara Fisher-Townsend.

Each of the authors contributing to this volume believes that it is imperative that followers of Jesus and their spiritual shepherds respond to the cries for help. To respond well necessitates both knowledge and a willingness to act. This book represents a diversity of perspectives, with the hope that each will in some way advance our understanding of the complexity of domestic violence issues in our midst-within our churches and the communities where our churches minister.

Beyond Abuse in the Christian Home

Beyond Abuse in the Christian Home: Raising Voices for Change (Wipf & Stock, 2008) edited by Catherine Clark Kroeger, Nancy Nason-Clark, and Barbara Fisher-Townsend.

Each of the authors contributing to this volume believes that it is imperative that followers of Jesus and their spiritual shepherds respond to the cries for help. To respond well necessitates both knowledge and a willingness to act. This book represents a diversity of perspectives, with the hope that each will in some way advance our understanding of the complexity of domestic violence issues in our midst-within our churches and the communities where our churches minister.

Understanding Abuse

Understanding Abuse: Partnering for Change (University of Toronto Press, 2004) edited by Mary Lou Stirling, Catherine Ann Cameron, Nancy Nason-Clark, and Baukje Miedema.

Based on research projects conducted over ten years through the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research at the University of New Brunswick, Understanding Abuse profiles the work done by researchers of issues related to family violence. The contributors demonstrate the strength of community-based, action-oriented collaborations by carefully identifying the multiplicity of causes, clearly articulating the issues raised by abused women, and seeking to identify realistic solutions.

Strengthening Families and Ending Abuse

Strengthening Families and Ending Abuse: Churches and Their Leaders Look to the Future (Wipf & Stock, 2013) edited by Nancy Nason-Clark, Barbara Fisher-Townsend and Victoria Fahlberg.

Strengthening families of different varieties and ending abuse in the myriad forms through which it surfaces is God’s way of bringing peace and safety to Christian homes across the world. This book is a challenge to congregations, their leaders, and the members who faithfully support them to consider their personal role in bringing this vision into reality.