Have you found that you can’t read the Bible without being sent back into a painful place? Have the Scriptures been twisted to keep you in bondage?
The real Jesus wants to set you free.
The Untwisting Scriptures series is written for victims and survivors of spiritual abuse, to help them unravel ways God’s Word has been used to keep them prisoner. My goal is to help them walk out of that spiritual abuse, in freedom.
Book 4: Wolves, Hypocrisy, Sin Leveling, and Righteousness
Untwisting Scriptures to Find Freedom and Joy in Jesus Christ: Book 4: Wolves, Hypocrisy, Sin Leveling, and Righteousness.
“You’re just a stupid sheep,” “You’re the worst sinner you know,” “You always have a log in your own eye.” These words and more have been used to bind and confuse those who are being harmed. Untwisting Scriptures #4 untangles them with joy.
This book also gently addresses the important “pronoun issue” when it comes to Bible interpretation, the issue of “sin leveling,” what the New Testament really means when it talks about “repentance,” and what it really means to be free from sin.
Scriptures can be untwisted. You can walk away from the spiritual abuse of “You Should Only Look at Your Own Sin” without losing a relationship with God. In fact, you may just find a Jesus you never knew.
After all, The Real Jesus is Not. Like. That.
Book 3: Your Words, Your Emotions
“Don’t gossip,” “Don’t bear false witness,” “Don’t be negative,” These words and more have been used to keep the duct tape over the mouths of those who are being harmed. Untwisting Scriptures #3 goes after them.
It also addresses other harmful messages that have been delivered in the name of God regarding our emotions, especially focusing on fear and anxiety, anger, and empathy, laying out what Scripture teaches about these emotions.
Scriptures can be untwisted. You can walk away from the spiritual abuse of “Don’t Talk Don’t Feel” without losing a relationship with God. In fact, you may just find a Jesus you never knew.
Listen to Rebecca read Chapter 14 from the audiobook here:
Book 2: Patriarchy and Authority
“Children obey your parents”? “Rebellion is the sin like witchcraft”? “Obey your leaders and submit to their authority”?
Each teaching is examined thoroughly in the light of the context and the Scriptures as a whole.
This book refutes teachings from “authority” teachers such as Bill Gothard, John Bevere, and Doug Phillips. It goes on to talk about the authority that all of God’s people have through Jesus Christ.
Scriptures can be untwisted. You can walk away from the spiritual abuse of “Just obey authority” without losing a relationship with God. In fact, you may just find a Jesus you never knew.
Listen to Rebecca read Chapter 10 from the audiobook here:
Book 1: Rights, Bitterness, and Taking Up Offenses
“You have to yield your rights.” “You’re just so bitter.” “It’s a sin to take up offenses for others.”
This book refutes teachings from teachers such as Bill Gothard, Bryan Lorritts, and Nancy Leigh DeMoss. It goes on to talk about the rights we really do have in Jesus Christ and what real “Biblical bitterness” really is.
Scriptures can be untwisted. You can walk away from the spiritual abuse of “Yield your rights and repent of your bitterness” without losing a relationship with God. In fact, you may just find a Jesus you never knew.
Other books by Rebecca
Tear Down This Wall of Silence is another wake-up call to the churches, this one about sexual abuse in our midst. We want to help Christians understand abusers and abuse and know how to help survivors of abuse—such very important topics, because approximately 1 in 3 or 4 will be abused by the time they turn 18, and even more after reaching adulthood. The victims and survivors of sexual abuse are all around us, and several of them provided us with anonymous first-person accounts. For this book, I collaborated with pastor Dale Ingraham, the primary author.
“How can I turn my heart and mind to the Lord when I can’t even think?” Writing out a prayer when our minds are clear can help us when our minds are clouded and confused by the enemy, which can happen when we’re working in a world of darkness. Prayer Armor for Defense against the Enemy’s Flaming Darts is written for those who are being assaulted in their thoughts so much that they find it difficult or impossible to pray, which of course is the time when we most need to pray.
These are just my books for adults. The books I’ve written for children and teenagers, including a series of six books of true missionary stories, a series of Christian biographies, and two devotional books, can be seen at the website www.hiddenheroesmissionarystories.com.