A Cry For Justice

Awakening the Evangelical Church to Domestic Violence and Abuse in its Midst

Justice Keepers Publishing

Justice Keepers Publishing was established by Pastor Jeff Crippen to facilitate publishing books through Amazon’s Createspace self-publishing tool.  The focus of the books is the exposure of evil in the visible church and the validation and aid of victims such as victims of domestic and sexual abusers. Books can be purchased by clicking on the cover of the book, which is linked to Amazon.

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The first book in the Justice Keepers Publishing line, Unholy Charade: Unmasking the Domestic Abuser in the Church exposes the characteristics and tactics of domestic abusers who masquerade as good Christians, describes effects on victims, explains in what ways the conservative Christian community is especially susceptible, and proclaims what the church needs to do. With voices of actual domestic abuse victims and survivors woven throughout the book, Unholy Charade exhibits the great need for the church to help the oppressed in their midst.

“If I could give this book 100 stars, I would.” ~A.L.

“A healing balm of understanding for abuse victims.” ~ Marcie Hadley

“Thank you, Pastor Crippen, from the bottom of my heart. Your work and ministry are God’s gift to the world.” ~ KY girl living in L.A.

“This is the book that should be required reading in every seminary. . . . Thank you Jeff for writing what everyone else is afraid to say.” ~ AvidReader

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Some current popular teachings in the Christian world — whether intended or not — have caused the oppressed to believe they are required to stay in abusive environments and suffer in silence. While quoting several popular teachers and the Scriptures they cite, Untwisting Scriptures that were used to tie you up, gag you, and tangle your mind untangles the truths the Scriptures really teach. This volume explains how the Scriptures show that you really do have rights and aren’t supposed to “yield” them, describes a kind of bitterness that isn’t wrong, shows that sinful bitterness is the bitterness of abusers, and elucidates how right it is to “take up offenses” for others.

“WOW!, I would give this book 10 stars because it is that good. It is a must read for anyone that went to Bill Gothard’s seminars and were tied up with the false notions of “bitterness.” A little book that gives a big big punch to his and other copy cats teachings on rights, anger, and bitterness. I hope the author has more to come. Again, this is a WOW!” ~R.W.

“This is a book that you wish you had read a long time ago. There’s so many powerful nuggets in this easy, quick read. Plus, Rebecca Davis is a very talented writer who keeps you turning the page.” ~ AvidReader

“This is a small book with a huge treasure. I wish I had access to it before. I was amazed with the freedom I experienced after reading this inspiring book.” ~ Sonia Acioli

 

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Untwisting Scriptures has been translated into Portuguese: Desemaranhando Versículos das Escrituras: que foram usados para imobilizar, amordaçar e criar um emaranhado em sua mente.  

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tdtws-full-coverIn 2008 Dale Ingraham contacted Focus on the Family, asking them to address the topic of sexual abuse, but they seemed resistant, saying it wasn’t a family topic. In the years since then, Focus on the Family has modified its stance, but there is still much work to be done. Tear Down This Wall of Silence: Dealing with Sexual Abuse in Our Churches (an introduction for those who will hear) addresses the topic of sexual abuse in a way that examines the hard areas while maintaining sensitivity for those who fear that this issue is too difficult for them to examine.

The memoir-like recounting of Dale and Faith’s own journey to understanding is woven throughout, from Faith’s first revelation to Dale that she had suffered incest at the hands of her pastor father. First-person accounts from other abuse survivors also help to tear down the wall so that those who need to understand can do so. Tear Down This Wall of Silence explores the character of the abuser, the true meaning of repentance and forgiveness, and how urgent it is for the church to open their eyes to the wounded and oppressed in their midst.

Tear Down This Wall of Silence is a shout to slumbering, complacent Christians living in denial to wake up and see what is lurking among them.” ~ Jeff Crippen (from the foreword)

“As one who has witnessed first hand the devastation of the mishandling of sexual abuse in a church context, I’m elated to see this much needed resource for the Church. I pray it gets into the hands of every pastor and church leader.” ~ Kristi Kernal, OAASIS: Oregon Abuse Advocates & Survivors in Service

“I wish a book like this had existed when my brothers and I reported the abuse we had experienced as children in a Christian setting.” ~ Dianne L. Couts, President, MK Safety Net

“I have other things I need to be doing but I still sit here reading [this book]. It really is accessible and easily readable — I think that alone is going to set it apart as a helpful resource for this topic.” ~ Wendy Alsup, Practical Theology for Women, theologyforwomen.org

“I highly encourage every Christian with a heart for children and justice to read this book and then pass it along to another to read.” ~ Mrs. C

“This is an honest look at the one thing in the church that no one wants to talk about. There’s an elephant in the room. This book really helps you understand how to deal with that elephant with the truth and grace of Christ.” ~ AvidReader

 

 

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