Description : She is a victim of intimate partner violence, a woman who has been harmed. She is a criminal offender, a woman who has harmed others. Superficially, it seems she is two separate women. "Victim" and "offender" are binary categories used within law, social science, and public discourse to describe social experiences with a moral dimension. Such terms draw upon cultural narratives of good and bad people and have influenced scholarship, public policy, and activism. The duality of "good" and "bad" women, separated into mutually exclusive extremes of angels and demons, has helped segregate thinking about, and responses to, each group. In this groundbreaking study, Kathleen J. Ferraro exposes the limits of such thinking by exploring the link between victimization and offending from the perspective of the women charged with the crimes. Interviewing forty-five women charged with criminal offenses (more than half of whom killed their abusers; the others participated in a range of violent crimes related to domestic violence), Ferraro uses their stories to illuminate complex interactions with violent partners, their children, and the legal system. She shows that these women are neither stereotypical angels nor demons, but rather human beings whose complicated lives belie the abstract categorizations of researchers, legal advocates, and the criminal justice system. Ferraro begins with a general discussion of blurred boundaries and the complexity of experience, and moves from there to discuss women's interactions with the criminal processing system. In the course of her study, she reexamines, and finds wanting, many standard ways of evaluating women's violent behavior, including "mutual combat," "battered woman syndrome," and "cycle of violence." She argues that a more complex, nuanced understanding of intimate partner violence and how it contributes to women's offending will contribute to public policy less focused on control and accountability of individuals than on developing social conditions that promote everyone's safety and well-being and foster a sense of hope.
Description : Many Christians have chosen to turn a deaf ear and blind eye to the subject of spiritual warfare, deliverance, and demons. It is important to equip yourself with the proper ammunition in order to stand against Satan and those who follow him. We must realize that Satan doesn't just hide behind every bush and under every rock. Sometimes he finds a resting place within our churches. He may sing a pretty lullaby to the church and prevent Christians from hearing the true Word of God. Demons have been at this game for a long time and unfortunately they know more scripture than most Christians. We must put on the full armor of God and realize this is war - not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers of darkness in high places (Eph. 6:12). Jesus Christ is where our power comes from. He did not leave us powerless to overcome, but has endowed us with power to stand against Satan in such a time as this. If you were heading out to battle would you go unprepared - without weapons, without armor, without a leader, without an army? Within the pages of this book you will find the help needed to overcome these obstacles in your life. You will learn, among other things, how to break away from generational curses and most importantly, how to live a victorious life in Jesus Christ our Lord and to prepare yourself.
Description : Readers' fascination with angelic beings--both dark and light--continues to grow. Numerous authors have given their ideas about angelic beings, but it's time to hear what God has to say. All the scriptural references on the subject have been collected and explained in a clear and concise format. The book's length and focus make it perfect for readers on the go who love the Word of God.
Description : Do you need guidance, or provision, or inner strength? Are you looking for forgiveness, or love, or peace? Do you need comfort for a broken heart, or protection from enemy attack, or a prayer answered? Are you seeking victory over fear, escape from temptation, or a t turn-around in your situation? God has a promise for every need you face. In Bible Promises to Live By, Dave Earley shows you how to apply twenty-one of God’s greatest promises for twenty-one of our greatest needs. This encouraging book investigates twenty-one key promises God was pleased to make. Author Dave Earley shares personal examples from years of ministry that illustrate how these promises blessed not only Biblical heroes but Christians of today. Hope and encouragement are the hallmarks of this collection, providing life-changing insights to any reader in need of a spiritual boost.
Description : Saint Thomas Aquinas has been admired throughout the ages for his philosophical brilliance and his theological sanity, but author and professor Peter Kreeft thinks the practical spiritual wisdom of Aquinas is just as amazing. In this book, Kreeft brings together 358 useful, everyday insights from Aquinas' masterpiece the Summa Theologiae. He pairs these easily digestible quotes from the Summa with his own delightfully written commentary in order to answer the kinds of questions real people ask their spiritual directors. These 358 passages from the Summa have helped Kreeft in his own struggles to grow closer to the Lord. His practical, personal, and livable advice is the fruit of his labors to apply the insights of Aquinas to his own quest for sanctity, happiness, and union with God.
Description : God never gives up on us. He remains steadfast in His desire to bless us, even when many of us are tempted to doubt His love. The great tragedy is that so many of us spend our lives trying to earn something we already have - the gift of life which God freely gives us when we decide to follow Christ. This amazing devotional from best-selling author Neil Anderson will give readers back what the enemy is trying rob from them an understanding of their special place in God's family. Here are 36 readings and prayers based on scriptural passages that assure us of God's love and our security and freedom in His kingdom.
Description : There's nothing quite like the aroma of freshly brewed coffee to start your day. And what better way to spend those first few morning moments than in quiet reflection with God? In a warm, casual, conversational style, Sarah Arthur takes you on a transformational journey as she explores both the subtle and the startling ways God transforms us through daily spiritual routines such as prayer and living simply. Part personal story and part spiritual search, The One Year Coffee with God will fill your cup with plenty of brew for thought.