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Sexual Abuse

Beauty for Ashes

Direct Price: $6.99 $5.50
Format: Booklet, eBook
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781596384194
Publication Date 04/12/13

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Sexual abuse ravages the soul, causing unimaginable distress, damage, and disgrace. It is faced honestly and openly in the Bible—but can the church truly help those who have been sexually abused?

Bob Kellemen says yes, it can; and using the biblical story of Amnon and Tamar, he realistically portrays the damages wrought by sexual abuse and the relevancy of God’s Word to this difficult topic. He then takes us on a journey toward healing, helping sufferers to reclaim beauty from the ashes of abuse and to move from victim to victor.

The Gospel for Real Life booklet series by the Association of Biblical Counselors (ABC ) applies the timeless hope of Christ to the unique struggles of modern believers.


“Dr. Kellemen’s gospel insights are for both the sexually abused and the pastor. . . . You will find a clear and caring path . . . that will give you hope.”

—Ed Welch, Faculty Member, Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation

“Kellemen offers clear, accessible, gospel-based help for the many victims of sexual abuse and teaches us all how to face sexual abuse side by side with Christ.”

—Justin and Lindsey Holcomb, Authors of Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Victims of Sexual Assault

“Here is the gospel applied carefully and tenderly to real life.”

—Tim Challies, Pastor, Grace Fellowship Church


The Author

Robert W. Kellemen

Robert W. Kellemen

Robert W. Kellemen is the founder and CEO of RPM Ministries, as well as the vice president of strategic development and the academic dean of Faith Bible Seminary.