Overcoming Abuse God’s Way by Janet Marie Napper and Brenda Branson

It is hard to write a bad review because I know this woman overcame a lot, but I felt the book was lacking. This was supposed to be about bringing Godly wisdom to help in an abusive situation, and while there were reflections on God’s word at the end of each chapter, the book came across as more of an emotional
release of all her past hurts. There were places where she took responsibility, but much of it came across as look at what this person did to me. I was looking for a way that women could become conquerors, but felt I found a plea for empathy.

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It is good to see that she managed to use her experiences, and I hope this book can prove more useful to others than it did for me. It is obvious she does strive to trust in God, and my only other comment would be that she should search the Word more diligently for God’s full salvation, as should anyone who reads this book.


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Note: I do feel for the woman in this book. I understand that abuse is painful, and I hate that it happens to anyone. Had this book been written strictly as a memoir, I may have reviewed it differently, but since it was advertised as a book to help women deal with abuse, I could not say that it met that standard. Perhaps someone who is dealing with abuse currently will feel differently.


One thought on “Overcoming Abuse God’s Way by Janet Marie Napper and Brenda Branson

  1. Thank you for this review. I have offered a care group at our church for women who were sexually abused as children. While I’ve had a few nibbles, this is not the sort of group women flock to. A friend suggested that I consider expanding the offer to women who have been abused and are ready to find some healing, or perhaps a deeper level of healing. I wondered whether this would be such a book, but it doesn’t sound like it. Thanks, again!

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