My books

These are only 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 all be seen at the website 


All of the following books are published with Justice Keepers Publishing.


Untwisting Scriptures is written to the victims and survivors of spiritual abuse, to help them unravel some of the 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.




Unholy Charade is a wake-up call to the churches about domestic abuse in our midst, how deceptively charming and normal a terrible abuser can seem, what the abuse does to the victims, and how Christians can help. Filled with many first-person accounts. On this book, Jeff Crippen is the primary author and I’m the collaborator.


TDTWS front cover finalTear 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. On this book, Dale Ingraham is the primary author and I’m the collaborator.


I hear the awkward silence . . . Her site’s called Here’s the Joy, but all her books are about abuse. . . .

Well, the evolution of the blog is important in answering that question (I know, it wasn’t really a question, only an observation, but it felt like a question to me).

And as I mentioned above, I do write Christian books that aren’t about abuse.

But Jesus came to rescue those who had been taken captive by wolves. When He, the Good Shepherd, put those lambs on His shoulders to take them home, He rejoiced. He rejoiced, and He called all His friends to rejoice too.

There’s a connection between helping people out of abuse and praising God.

When the lambs are freed from the wolves and brought home on the Shepherd’s shoulders, that’s a time of great rejoicing. The more we’re able to rescue them from the clutches of those who would control and hurt them and show them the love of the One who loves them supremely, the greater will be our praise. We can rejoice together in Him.