This book describes the problem of sin and salvation in terms that relate to real life. Using the metaphor of abuse and recovery from abuse, the book outlines what sin as abuse is and the steps to recovery from it so as to make it clear that God is not an Abuser. Once we learn this truth–that God is entirely trustworthy, loving, and freedom-giving, we can be transformed and live in healthy relationships with others.
Jean Sheldon is professor of religion at Pacific Union College in Northern California. With a Ph.D. in ancient Near Eastern Religions from the Graduate Theological Union and the University of California in Berkeley, she currently teaches Old Testament studies.