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This book is an easy book to read, but it is an important book. It makes you realize that dark sides can be present in some of the most respected members of the community and Mrs. Tucker is eloquently describing how domestic abuse is not a matter between a man and a woman, but a struggle that affects the community and, in this book, the church community. We all need to be aware that these things occur and need to be willing to speak up and do the right thing. It is hard to believe that a man of the church can be an abuser, but this is what makes the book so important; to raise awareness that abuse can occur in what seem like happy families and outstanding members of the community. What is the responsibility of the church in these situations? In my opinion, to assist both parties, but also to be willing to openly address abuse of any kind. Pretending it does not exist and be silent on the topic will be seen as weakness. So the church needs to acknowledge that abuse can take many forms and can be present in many forms in the church. This is one of the important messages of this book.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. The opinion expressed in this post is solely my own and has not been influenced by any third party.