Churches That Abuse
|Followed by||Recovering from Churches That Abuse|
Churches That Abuse, first published in 1992, is a best-selling Christian apologetic book written by Ronald M. Enroth. The book documents cases of churches and other organizations said to be spiritually abusive and the effects these groups have had on their members. The author says 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. The book has been praised by Margaret Thaler Singer; Michael D. Langone, director of the American Family Foundation; and Paul R. Martin. Ruth Tucker, former professor at Calvin Theological Seminary, objected to the research methods used by Enroth.
- "Churches That Abuse (Reviewer: Margaret Thaler Singer)".
- "CRI Journal – CRJ0112A".
- "Cornerstone Magazine". Archived from the original on 2007-03-20. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
- 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