Saturday, April 16, 2016
Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife My Story of Finding Hope after Domestic Abuse By Ruth A. Tucker Review
Ruth Tucker recounts a harrowing story of abuse at the hands of her husband, a well-educated, charming preacher no less, in hope that her story would help other women caught in a cycle of domestic violence and offer a balanced biblical approach to counter such abuse for pastors and counselors.
Weaving together her shocking story, stories of other women, and powerful stories of husbands who truly have demonstrated Christ’s love to their wives, with reflection on biblical, theological, historical, and contemporary issues surrounding domestic violence, she makes a compelling case for mutuality in marriage and helps women and men become more aware of potential dangers in a doctrine of male headship.
I recevied a complimentary copy of this book.
Cassandra's Review- First of all my advice is if you are even suspecting that you might be in an abusive relationship you must go that is all. No ifs ands or buts just pack up your kids or yourself and get out. Sitting around reading a book or waiting for help is not going to cut the mustard and you can end up dead. Domestic violence both mental and physical is real, life threatening and not for any human.
I actually found this to be written in poor taste to the fact that some sections were simply uncalled for. Now the author has her opinion and I believe may have actually went through a lot, but the manner in which she choose to go about expressing it, while taking the time to offend or rather place her words in a negative way that may hurt others, is just beyond my realm of comprehension.
It to me and, I may be taking this the wrong way, but to me it felt like in order to get her story across she needed to point out other topics that just did not fit in and made a real story into a great amount of controversial issues and in doing so took my focus from the main topic. If you ever think to place an excuse of some kind or a label on abuse it is like giving the other person your power and agreeing to take part. There is no gray area for abuse except when this author presents it.