Thinking About the Unthinkable: A Biblical Response to FGM by Nancy D. Sheppard

Thinking About the Unthinkable: A Biblical Response to FGM

byNancy D. Sheppard

Kobo ebook | May 31, 2013

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Author Nancy Sheppard had never heard of female genital mutilation (FGM) until she arrived as a missionary in Liberia, West Africa, in 1986. In the decades since, because of her ongoing ministry among the affected women, she has studied the subject intensively. As a result, she has gained an understanding of the heart issues which lead to this painful and life-altering cultural practice.

Unlike the past, in this age of international travel, FGM now has the potential to touch anyone anywhere in the world. More and more often pastors, lay leaders and others in the West find themselves faced with questions and concerns about FGM—issues formerly reserved for those living in distant cultures.

Thinking About the Unthinkable: A Biblical Response to Female Genital Mutilation explains what FGM is, who is affected, the physical consequences and the reasons given by proponents for practicing female genital mutilation. The author uses scripture to identify the reasons this deeply embedded cultural practice is wrong. The last portion of the book focuses on how to counsel victims and potential perpetrators. Chapters include, “Instilling Biblical Hope After FGM,” “Idols of the Heart and FGM” and “Fear and Female Genital Mutilation,” etc. The author’s goal is to prepare Christian counselors—professional and lay—to reach out with God’s grace to those hurt by female genital mutilation.

Title:Thinking About the Unthinkable: A Biblical Response to FGMFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 31, 2013Publisher:Sheppard's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1940172004

ISBN - 13:9781940172002