Resources and Information about Spiritual Abuse and Cults
Breaking the Silence on Spiritual Abuse, by Lisa Oakley. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.Churches That Abuse, by Ronald M. Enroth. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 1993.Cult Recovery, A Clinician’s Guide, by Lorna Goldberg, et al., International Cultic Studies Association, 2017.Escaping the Maze of Spiritual Abuse: Creating Healthy Christian Cultures, by Dr. Lisa Oakley & Justin Humphreys. Great Britain: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 2019.
Exit Interview: Revealing Stories of Why People Are Leaving the Church, by William D. Hendricks. Chicago, Illinois: Moody Press, 1993.Exposing Spiritual Abuse, by Mike Fehlauer. Lake Mary, Florida: Charisma House, 2001.Healing Spiritual Abuse, by Ken M. Blue. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1993.Healing Spiritual Wounds, by Carol Howard Merritt, HarperOne, New York, New York, 2017.I Can’t Hear God Anymore: Life in a Dallas Cult, by Wendy Duncan. Dallas, Texas: VM Life Resources, 2006.In the House of Friends: Understanding and Healing from Spiritual Abuse in Christian Churches, by Kenneth J. Garrett (Author), Michael Langone (Contributor), Wipf and Stock, 2020.
Open Minds Foundation https://www.openmindsfoundation.org/coercion-coercive-control/recovery/.Out of the Cults and Into the Church, by Janis Hutchinson. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Kregel Resources, 1994.ReChurch: Healing Your Way Back to the People of God, by Stephen Mansfield. Carol Stream, Illinois: BarnaBooks, 2010.Recovering from Churches that Abuse, by Ronald M. Enroth. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 1994.Recovery from Spiritual Abuse, by Juanita and Dale Ryan. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1992.Sacred Wounds, by Teresa B. Pasquale, Chalice Press, St. Louis, Missouri, 2015.SpiritualAbuseResources.com .The Emotionally Healthy Church, by Peter Scazzero. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 2003.The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse: Recognizing and Escaping Manipulation and False Authority in the Church, by Jeff VanVonderen and David Johnson. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Bethany House, 2005.Toxic Faith: Experiencing Healing from Painful Spiritual Abuse, by Stephen Arterburn & Jack Felton. Colorado Springs, Colorado: Waterbrook Press, 2001.Twisted Scriptures: Breaking Free from Churches that Abuse, by Mary Alice Chrnalogar. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1998, 2000.Wounded by God's People: Discovering How God’s Love Heals Our Hearts, by Anne Graham Lotz and Beth Moore, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 2013.
Understanding Religious Abuse and Recovery, by Pat Knapp, Imprint: Pickwick Publications, 2021.