Broken Trust: Stories of Pain, Hope, and Healing from Clerical Abuse Survivors and Abusers

3 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780824524104: Broken Trust: Stories of Pain, Hope, and Healing from Clerical Abuse Survivors and Abusers

From Boston to Los Angeles, Catholic sexual abuse scandals have been widely coverd in the media. Here for the first time the personal stories of those involved, both abusers and survivors, are presented with profound psychological insight. Five priest abusers reveal the personal tragedy behind the terrible betrayals they committed. Told in their own words—words of anger, repentance, and even self-delusion—they share their struggles with the dark forces that led them to abuse those in their care. And they give us insight into their difficult road to recovery. Silent no more, the survivors reveal the pain, trauma, shame, and devastation they have experienced at the hands of those they trusted most. We witness their courage as they go on to seek healing and peace with the past. Anyone serious about understanding the clergy abuse scandals, and everyone dedicated to building a world where such atrocities can never happen again, must read this book.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

Tales of anguish straight from the news headlines - that is the thrust of Broken Trust. Here are the stories of the priest abusers in their own words - words of anger, repentance, and even self-delusion. Here are the stories of the abuse survivors, laden with pain and trauma. What brought the respected clergy to abuse boys and girls, men and women in their trust? Is there hope for hope for healing? This book explores the devastation and fears of the survivors, and the tragic mistakes by the Catholic hierarchy. The counselors offer their own expert perspectives on the stories, with one perspective particularly meaningful: one of the counselors herself survived clerical sexual abuse.

From Publishers Weekly:

If there is any light to be found in the darkness of the Catholic clerical sexual abuse scandal, these authors point the way toward it by letting five recovering abusers tell their stories. Fleming and Lauber-Fleming, both psychotherapists, and Matousek, a chemical dependency counselor, say the abusers with whom they have worked professionally all have suffered some kind of trauma, often sexual abuse, that in turn affected their behavior as priests. These stories need to be told, the authors say, in the interest of breaking the cycle of abuse. Abusers whose stories appear in the book had to meet strict criteria, including taking full responsibility for their behavior. The book also includes narratives from three victims, one of whom is Lauber-Fleming, and makes a strong case that priests who abuse are sick, much like alcoholics. The authors insist that such priests can be helped, and they present a proposal for church-sponsored healing dialogues between victim and abuser as well as a model of residential recovery based on a facility directed by Matousek. Readers who are open to hearing the voices of abusers will find a very human portrayal, but one that also offers sound solutions. (Apr. 28)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Fleming, Patrick
ISBN 10: 0824524101 ISBN 13: 9780824524104
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0824524101

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Patrick Fleming; Sue Lauber-Fleming; Mark T. Matousek
ISBN 10: 0824524101 ISBN 13: 9780824524104
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97808245241040000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Patrick Fleming, Sue Lauber-Fleming., Mark T. Matousek
Published by Crossroad Publishing Co ,U.S., United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0824524101 ISBN 13: 9780824524104
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Crossroad Publishing Co ,U.S., United States, 2007. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. From Boston to Los Angeles, Catholic sexual abuse scandals have been widely coverd in the media. Here for the first time the personal stories of those involved, both abusers and survivors, are presented with profound psychological insight. Five priest abusers reveal the personal tragedy behind the terrible betrayals they committed. Told in their own words--words of anger, repentance, and even self-delusion--they share their struggles with the dark forces that led them to abuse those in their care. And they give us insight into their difficult road to recovery. Silent no more, the survivors reveal the pain, trauma, shame, and devastation they have experienced at the hands of those they trusted most. We witness their courage as they go on to seek healing and peace with the past. Anyone serious about understanding the clergy abuse scandals, and everyone dedicated to building a world where such atrocities can never happen again, must read this book. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780824524104

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Patrick Fleming, Sue Lauber-Fleming., Mark T. Matousek
Published by Crossroad Publishing Co ,U.S., United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0824524101 ISBN 13: 9780824524104
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Crossroad Publishing Co ,U.S., United States, 2007. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. From Boston to Los Angeles, Catholic sexual abuse scandals have been widely coverd in the media. Here for the first time the personal stories of those involved, both abusers and survivors, are presented with profound psychological insight. Five priest abusers reveal the personal tragedy behind the terrible betrayals they committed. Told in their own words--words of anger, repentance, and even self-delusion--they share their struggles with the dark forces that led them to abuse those in their care. And they give us insight into their difficult road to recovery. Silent no more, the survivors reveal the pain, trauma, shame, and devastation they have experienced at the hands of those they trusted most. We witness their courage as they go on to seek healing and peace with the past. Anyone serious about understanding the clergy abuse scandals, and everyone dedicated to building a world where such atrocities can never happen again, must read this book. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780824524104

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Patrick Fleming, Sue Lauber-Fleming., Mark T. Matousek
Published by Crossroad Publishing Co ,U.S., United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 0824524101 ISBN 13: 9780824524104
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Crossroad Publishing Co ,U.S., United States, 2007. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. From Boston to Los Angeles, Catholic sexual abuse scandals have been widely coverd in the media. Here for the first time the personal stories of those involved, both abusers and survivors, are presented with profound psychological insight. Five priest abusers reveal the personal tragedy behind the terrible betrayals they committed. Told in their own words--words of anger, repentance, and even self-delusion--they share their struggles with the dark forces that led them to abuse those in their care. And they give us insight into their difficult road to recovery. Silent no more, the survivors reveal the pain, trauma, shame, and devastation they have experienced at the hands of those they trusted most. We witness their courage as they go on to seek healing and peace with the past. Anyone serious about understanding the clergy abuse scandals, and everyone dedicated to building a world where such atrocities can never happen again, must read this book. Bookseller Inventory # BZV9780824524104

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Fleming, Patrick
Published by The Crossroad Publishing Compa (2007)
ISBN 10: 0824524101 ISBN 13: 9780824524104
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Crossroad Publishing Compa, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0824524101

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Patrick Fleming
ISBN 10: 0824524101 ISBN 13: 9780824524104
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. Form Boston to Los Angeles, Catholic sexual abuse scandals have been widely coverd in the media. Here for the first time the personal stories of those involved, both abusers and survivors,.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 239 pages. 0.449. Bookseller Inventory # 9780824524104

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Lauber-Fleming Sue Fleming Patrick Matousek Mark T.
Published by Crossroad Publishing Company
ISBN 10: 0824524101 ISBN 13: 9780824524104
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Crossroad Publishing Company. Book Condition: New. pp. 240. Bookseller Inventory # 7950162

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.42
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Fleming, Patrick
Published by The Crossroad Publishing Company
ISBN 10: 0824524101 ISBN 13: 9780824524104
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Crossroad Publishing Company. Book Condition: Brand New. FREE domestic ground shipping. Fast priority express available. Tracking service included. Ships from USA (United States of America). Bookseller Inventory # 0824524101

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Fleming, Patrick, Lauber-Fleming, Sue, Matousek, Mark T.
Published by The Crossroad Publishing Company
ISBN 10: 0824524101 ISBN 13: 9780824524104
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Crossroad Publishing Company. Book Condition: New. Num Pages: 240 pages. BIC Classification: HRCC7; JF; VFJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 164 x 241 x 23. Weight in Grams: 480. . 2007. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780824524104

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book