At the age of seventeen, Stacey Shiflett was sexually assaulted in his sleep by a Bible College student. His abuser pled guilty and served time in prison. A few years later, he was groomed and propositioned by his pastor. His experiences as both a victim and a pastor have uniquely prepared him to tell his story.
In May of 2018, the church where he pastors was affected by a sexual abuse scandal. The former pastor was accused by a young woman of sexual abuse while she was a student in the church’s Christian school. The story made national headlines. Wolves Among Lambsdeals with both the terrible crime of sexual abuse within the church and the covering up of those crimes. The author has harsh criticism of those that protect the abuser and make attempts to silence the abused.
Section One is entitled “My Story” and goes into the details of his personal encounters with sexual abuse. It also includes the story of the scandal within the church he now pastors and how it affected his church.
Section Two is entitled “Restoring Our Credibility” and deals with ways that churches can prevent sexual abuse from happening. It also explains the importance of reporting allegations and how to communicate correctly with the church when it occurs. Wolves Among Lambsemphasizes the church’s priority to protect the people within the church and to expose and prosecute the sex offenders.
The book ends with a couple of chapters containing words of healing and hope for victims of sexual abuse. If you have been a victim of sexual abuse or you know someone that is a survivor, this book will minister to them in a great way. Wolves Among Lambs is also a great book for those looking for ways to prevent abuse in the church, exposing the offenders and restoring those that have been victimized.
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