The #MeToo Reckoning by Ruth Everhart audiobook

The #MeToo Reckoning: Facing the Church’s Complicity in Sexual Abuse and Misconduct

By Ruth Everhart
Read by Rebecca Gallagher , with an introduction read by Ruth Everhart

Blackstone Publishing 9780830845828
8.55 Hours Unabridged
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“It happened to me too. Does God care?” The #MeToo movement has revealed sexual abuse and assault in every sphere of society, including the church. But victims are routinely ignored by fellow Christians who deny their accounts and fail to bring accountability to the perpetrators. All too often, churches have been complicit in protecting abusers, reinforcing patriarchal power dynamics, and creating cultures of secrecy, shame, and silence. Pastor and survivor Ruth Everhart shines a light on the prevalence of sexual abuse and misconduct within faith communities. She candidly discloses stories of how she and others have experienced assault in church settings, highlighting the damage done to individuals, families, and communities. Everhart offers hope to survivors as she declares that God is present with the violated and stands in solidarity with victims. Scriptural narratives like those of Tamar and Bathsheba carry powerful resonance in today’s context, as do the accounts of Jesus’ interactions with women. God is at work in the midst of this #MeToo moment to call the church to repentance and deliver us from violence against the vulnerable.

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“It happened to me too. Does God care?”

The #MeToo movement has revealed sexual abuse and assault in every sphere of society, including the church. But victims are routinely ignored by fellow Christians who deny their accounts and fail to bring accountability to the perpetrators. All too often, churches have been complicit in protecting abusers, reinforcing patriarchal power dynamics, and creating cultures of secrecy, shame, and silence.

Pastor and survivor Ruth Everhart shines a light on the prevalence of sexual abuse and misconduct within faith communities. She candidly discloses stories of how she and others have experienced assault in church settings, highlighting the damage done to individuals, families, and communities.

Everhart offers hope to survivors as she declares that God is present with the violated and stands in solidarity with victims. Scriptural narratives like those of Tamar and Bathsheba carry powerful resonance in today’s context, as do the accounts of Jesus’ interactions with women. God is at work in the midst of this #MeToo moment to call the church to repentance and deliver us from violence against the vulnerable.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Boldly calls for communal repentance and change.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Ruth Everhart diagnoses the unchecked power, patriarchy, and shallow forms of forgiveness that plague many Christian communities grappling with abuse. She also points to the cure: a better, more biblical practice of justice for victims. May this book ensure that more victims’ cries for justice are finally heard.” Katelyn Beaty, author of A Woman’s Place
“Ruth Everhart writes with great insight and passion. She shines a steady, penetrating light on sexual abuse in the church. Alas, this book is entirely necessary.” Neal Plantinga, author of Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be
“The #MeToo Reckoning is a critical warning shot across the bow of Christendom that I pray will help wake us up before it’s too late.” Boz Tchividjian, abuse attorney and founder, GRACE
“In her remarkable clarion call for change, Ruth Everhart reminds religious leaders tempted to view #MeToo as a dismissible modern political movement that variations of ‘me too’ have echoed off the walls of the church since its foundation. This book begs us all to answer the question: How much longer will we shut our ears to the voice of God heard in the cries of ‘the least of these’?” Linda Kay Klein, author of Pure
“Everhart’s hard-won insights into the ways church leadership has failed to protect against the wolves in our fold make this book challenging but necessary reading.” David Williams, pastor and author of When the English Fall
“Pulling back the curtain on the mishandling of sexual abuse within Protestant churches, this incisive work from Presbyterian pastor Everhart boldly calls for communal repentance and change…Everhart’s unsparing analysis will be helpful for both ministers and lay readers who are concerned about sexual abuse.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“In her remarkable clarion call for change, Ruth Everhart reminds religious leaders tempted to view #MeToo as a dismissible modern political movement that variations of ‘me too’ have echoed off the walls of the church since its foundation.” Linda Kay Klein, author of Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free)

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 8.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English