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The subtle power of spiritual abuse

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Published by Bethany House Publishers in Minneapolis, Minn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christianity -- Psychology,
  • Christian leadership,
  • Authority -- Religious aspects -- Christianity,
  • Christian life

  • Edition Notes

    Cover subtitle: recognizing and escaping spiritual manipulation and false spiritual authority within the church.

    StatementDavid Johnson & Jeff VanVonderen.
    ContributionsVanVonderen, Jeffrey.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBR110 .J553 1991
    The Physical Object
    Pagination235 p. :
    Number of Pages235
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1545505M
    ISBN 101556611609
    LC Control Number91024684
    OCLC/WorldCa24066549


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Jeff VanVonderen is the coauthor of The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse and When God’s People Let You Down as well as several other books.

He is a longtime participant in and supporter of the NACR. He has also recently accepted a position as the executive director of Spiritual Abuse Recovery Resources, a sister ministry of the NACR (). Introduction to The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse. 31 MayMatthewS. Today marks the beginning of a new Thursday series blogging through the book The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse by David Johnson and Jeff Van Vonderen.

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