Healing the Scars of Childhood Abuse

Moving beyond the Past into a Healthy Future

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The deep pain of childhood abuse--whether physical or emotional--doesn't just go away.
But it is possible to become whole and happy.

In this compassionate book, Dr. Gregory Jantz helps you understand the effects of childhood abuse on your emotional, intellectual, physical, relational, and spiritual health. He then walks you through the steps to lasting healing, including grieving what was lost, learning to balance emotions with intentionality, regaining a positive relationship with your own body and mind, and coming to an understanding of God, not as a frightening authority figure or an accusing judge but as a loving Creator, Redeemer, and friend.

"This book takes on the lasting implications of childhood trauma with empathy and hope. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is ready to heal the past and build a new future."--Michael Gurian, New York Times bestselling author of The Wonder of Boys and The Wonder of Girls

"Healing the Scars of Childhood Abuse will be of great help to those dealing with the long-term effects of childhood abuse and wanting to heal and move on to deeper wholeness. I highly recommend it!"--Siang-Yang Tan, PhD, professor of psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary; author of Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective

"It's my prayer that thousands will find healing and rest for their souls by reading this book--in particular, those struggling with the emotional and physical scars of childhood abuse."--John Trent, PhD, Gary D. Chapman Chair of Marriage and Family Ministry and Therapy, Moody Theological Seminary; author of The Blessing and LifeMapping


Gregory L. Jantz, PhD, is a popular speaker and award-winning author of many books, including Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse and Don't Call It Love. He is the founder of The Center • A Place of HOPE (www.aplaceofhope.com) in Washington state. Learn more at www.drgregoryjantz.com.

Ann McMurray has coauthored several books, including Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse. She lives in Washington and works at The Center • A Place of Hope.


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"Healing the Scars of Childhood Abuse is a very important book. It takes on the lasting implications of childhood trauma with empathy and hope. Dr. Jantz tells the story of trauma through the eyes of the children. As the stories unfold, the author's psychological wisdom and practical insight grow organically. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is ready to heal the past and build a new future."

Michael Gurian, New York Times bestselling author of The Wonder of Boys and The Wonder of Girls

"Healing the Scars of Childhood Abuse will be of great help to those dealing with the long-term effects of childhood abuse and wanting to heal and move on to deeper wholeness. I highly recommend it!"

Siang-Yang Tan, PhD, professor of psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, and author of Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective

"It's my prayer that thousands will find healing and rest for their souls by reading this book--in particular, those struggling with the emotional and physical scars of childhood abuse. If you are struggling, then dive into this book like I did. You'll find insights into why the pain we experienced can make change so difficult. Even more, you'll find chapters full of hard-won knowledge and skills to break the cycle of hurt you've been in, pointing you toward a hopeful and blessed future--starting today."

John Trent, PhD, Gary D. Chapman Chair of Marriage and Family Ministry and Therapy, Moody Theological Seminary; author of The Blessing and LifeMapping


The Authors

  1. Gregory L. Jantz Ph.D.

    Gregory L. Jantz Ph.D.

    Gregory L. Jantz, PhD, is a popular speaker and award-winning author of many books, including Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse and Don't Call It Love. He is the founder of The Center • A Place of HOPE (www.aplaceofhope.com) in Washington...

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  2. Ann McMurray

    Ann McMurray

    Ann McMurray has coauthored several books, including Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse. She lives in Washington and works at The Center • A Place of Hope.

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