We Were the Least of These: Reading the Bible with Survivors of Sexual Abuse

by Elaine Heath. Brazos Press, 2011.

This resource offers survivors of sexual abuse a scriptural interpretation that helps them heal and recover while addressing prayer, gender, and contemporary films and books.


suggested activities, two sets of reflection questions at the end of each chapter, index, extensive notes, list of recommended resources, scriptural interpretation

Best For

clergy, lay leaders, therapists, and abuse survivors from any faith tradition


purchase as an e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Study scripture from Esther, Psalms, and Isaiah to provide healing and peace for survivors of sexual abuse.
  • Support survivors during the healing process by partaking in the second set of reflection questions at the end of each chapter.

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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