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Is Nothing Sacred?

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The Story of a Pastor, the Women He Sexually Abused, and the Congregation He Nearly Destroyed


Author: Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune
Pub. Date: 1999
Publisher: United Church Press
ISBN: 978-1-55635-862-3
Format: Paperback, 163 pp


A timely case study, designed as a blueprint for congregations on preventing and finding effective solutions for sexual abuse against congregants by clergy.


"Fortune has written a powerful narrative that will help put an end to the institutional denial of sexual abuse in church communities."

--Laura Davis, author of The Courage to Heal Workbook

"Marie Fortune addresses with frankness but without cynicism what once might have been considered unthinkable: the betrayal by pastors of those in their care through sexual exploitation....She should be thanked for her courage and balance in tackling this troubling problem."

--Christianity Today

"A practical and ultimately hopeful book."

-Daughters of Sarah

"Provides the encouragement women need to come forth with their own stories and creates a stronger base for institutational reform and justice on this largely hidden issue."

-The Christian Century


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