June 29, 2011
New book: Breaking Their Will: ….Religious Child Maltreatment by Janet Heimlich
Janet Heimlich’s new book Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment:
“In this revealing, disturbing, and thoroughly researched book, Ms. Heimlich takes an in-depth look at the many forms of child maltreatment that manifest themselves in religious contexts, including biblically-prescribed corporal punishment; beliefs about the necessity of “breaking the wills” of children; terrorizing children with scary religious messages; sexual abuse perpetrated by religious authorities; and religiously-motivated medical neglect. After speaking with dozens of victims, perpetrators, and experts, and reviewing a myriad of court cases and studies, Ms. Heimlich also explains how religious child maltreatment happens.”
I hope to review this book soon on my personal blog which is linked in the sidebar of this blog.