Churches That Abuse
|Author||Dr. Ronald Enroth|
|Cover artist||The Aslan Group|
|Followed by||Recovering From Churches That Abuse|
Churches That Abuse, first published in 1991, is a best-selling counterculture apologetic book written by Ronald M. Enroth. The book presents real-life stories of pseudo-Christian churches and organizations deemed spiritually abusive and the effects these groups have had on their members. A primary theme of the book is to demonstrate, through case histories of individuals, couples, and families, that "spiritual abuse can take place in the context of doctrinally sound, Bible-preaching, fundamentalist, conservative Christianity".
Enroth outlines the backgrounds of the leaders of these groups and explains how the groups evolved to the point of becoming spiritually abusive. A few religious authors, such as Ruth Tucker, former professor at Calvin Theological Seminary, have objected to the research methods used by Enroth. However, the book has been praised by many in the anti-cult movement, including Margaret Thaler Singer, Ph.D; Michael D. Langone, director of the American Family Foundation; Dr. Paul R. Martin.;
- Churches that Abuse available in .pdf format and in text/html
- Recovering from Churches that Abuse available in .pdf format and in text/html
- "How to Spot an Abusive Church" Article written by Ronald Enroth for Group Magazine that summarizes the book
- A review of the book by Margaret Thaler Singer
- A review of the book by Maxine Pinson
- A review of the book by Dr. Paul R. Martin
- Ronald Enroth's Biography
- George Geftakys Assembly
- Who Would Jesus Smackdown?