Clergy Sexual Misconduct: A Systems Approach to Prevention, Intervention, and Oversight

(John Thoburn). Gentle Path Press, 2011.


This comprehensive book offers a systemic approach to clergy and congregation recovery after clergy sexual misconduct, discussing topics such as treatment, the effect on the church, prevention, and intervention.


key assessment factors, prevention, legal ramifications, why sexual abuse is difficult to eradicate, the effect of abuse on a church

Recommended Audience

clergy, seminaries, counselors, and lay leader


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Prevent clergy sexual misconduct through intervention and education; use this resource to raise awareness among clergy and lay leaders.
  • Take the first steps towards healing by using this resource as a guide throughout the process.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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