Recommended book list for reading
The Tragedy of Wife Abuse in the Christian Home. Downers Grove:
This is an excellent overview of domestic violence, and one of the few written by evangelicals.
The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Sexual Abuse. Dan Allender
This is an excellent counseling resource for adult victims of abuse. A companion workbook is available.
Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men. Lundy Bancroft Lundy is considered one of the foremost professional experts on domestic violence and abusive men. This is a very insightful secular analysis of the thoughts and behaviors of abusive men.
The Batterer as Parent: Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Dynamics. Another one by Lundy, I'd read any of his books.
Conspiracy of Silence: The Trauma of Incest. Sandra Butler
This is a classic, non technical treatment of incest.
Healing the Hurting: Giving Hope and Help to Abused Women.
Catherine and James Beck
Child Sexual Abuse: A Hope for Healing . Maxine and Karen Burton Mains
This is an excellent book to help victims of abuse find healing. It reflects a solid Evangelical world view, and integrates biblical principles very well.
Angry Men and the Women Who Love Them: Breaking the Cycle of Physical and Emotional Abuse. Paul Hegstrom
This is an excellent basic overview of domestic and emotional abuse written by a pastor who for several years abused his wife.