On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Hope and Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse
On the Threshold of Hope offers hope and healing to men and women who have been traumatized by sexual abuse. Dr. Langberg's insights and the quotations from many survivors assure readers that they are not alone and that Christ, the Redeemer, can heal their deep wounds. Through stories, Scripture, questions, and encouragement, Dr. Langberg walks with survivors on the road to healing through Christ's love and power.
From the Back Cover If you are a survivor of sexual abuse, or if someone you love is a survivor, this book will open the door to deep healing. I have lost count of the number of survivors who have shared with me how Diane Langberg's On the Threshold of Hope helped them discover that attainable hope. Using her decades of experience as a world-renowned trauma-informed therapist (and amazing listener), my dear friend and mentor Diane Langberg helps readers encounter that hope by understanding the character and person of Jesus, who notices, empathizes with, and loves the vulnerable and wounded. -- Boz Tchividjian, attorney, law professor, and founder and executive director of Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE) Diane's writing has long been a place of safety for sexual assault survivors, myself included. Her ability to bring the beauty of the gospel to the deepest of wounds, with understanding and compassion, has brought hope into darkness. Survivors need her voice. The church, and everyone who walks alongside survivors, needs her expertise. I am deeply grateful for her work. -- Rachael Denhollander, attorney, advocate, and author of What Is a Girl Worth? Silenced from abuse to the point of being mute most of my childhood, words were foreign to me. Yet, as Dr. Langberg says, 'Learning to speak the unspeakable must happen in order for healing to occur.' These pages contain the collective voices of survivors crying out with clarity the crushing pain of abuse. These survivors also speak truths they've discovered on this journey--truths that provide space for others to believe that hope and healing are indeed possible. Dr. Langberg's wise unfolding of what healing looks like in On the Threshold of Hope helped me speak the truth about my abuse and begin a life-changing journey toward healing. The same healing is available to you. On the threshold, I have found the Redeemer to be my Door of Hope. -- Ami, survivor of sexual abuse Dr. Diane Langberg is globally recognized for her forty-five years of clinical work with trauma victims. She has trained caregivers on six continents in responding to trauma and to the abuse of power. She directs her own counseling practice, is the author of numerous books, and is the coleader of the Global Trauma Recovery Institute housed at Biblical Theological Seminary. She serves on the board of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment) and as cochair for the American Bible Society's Trauma Advisory Council. She and her husband have two sons and four grandchildren.