Book of the Week 1/16/12

“You’re too sensitive.”
“You’ll never amount to anything.”
“You’re crazy.”
“You’re worthless.”
“Can you be any more stupid?”
“Old, ugly, and boring.”

If you’ve heard any of the above from your spouse, your parents, your bosses, chances are good you’ve been a victim of verbal abuse. While the scars of verbal abuse can’t be outwardly seen, the damage done is as much as physical abuse – if not more.

However, there are ways to recover and reclaim your lives, as Patricia Evans outlines in her latest book, Victory Over Verbal Abuse: A Healing Guide to Renewing Your Spirit and Reclaiming Your Life (Adams Media, 2011)

Sensitive, insightful, empowering, and compassionate, Victory Over Verbal Abuse outlines how to validate our emotional sides, repair the emotional damage done as a result of hearing harsh words from abusers, and perhaps those who have to put down others may have been on the receiving end themselves of abuse sometime in their lives.

Victory Over Verbal Abuse takes the subject seriously, yet offers practical advice and reassures readers at the same time. The book displays the end result of the traumatic experience of verbal abuse can cause more damage than physical abuse.

Whether you are a victim, survivor, or recovering abuser, Victory Over Verbal Abuse is a not only a highly recommended book to aid on the road of recovery, but also the greatest gift you can give yourselves.