About the book Sinned Against
Sinned Against: Exploring the Scriptures
This deeply theological series of Bible studies uses simple language to communicate God’s compassion and provision for those who are, or have been, subject to abuse. This is intended not only as an intellectual exercise, but as a spiritual work out which aims to bring freedom from the legacy of this abuse. This freedom brings with it healing for the wounds that have been so unfairly incurred in heart, mind, soul and spirit.
About the Author Valerie Wressell
Valerie migrated to Australia with her husband within two years of completing her training as a high school biology teacher. Originally landing in Perth, she took up teaching biology in NSW and then Queensland schools until their three children arrived within four years of each other. Tasmania was then a perfect place to start raising the family on a five-acre plot in a small country town and was where she became a Christian.
After a two-year sojourn in the NT, a return to teaching in Tasmania was followed by a move into industry (chocolate making!) as a technical writer and adult trainer. However, the opportunity to study theology beckoned. This was accomplished initially by correspondence and later, full time at Morling College in Sydney.
Throughout her Christian journey, Valerie has involved herself in various ways in Church ministry, and her driving passion has always been to communicate the Bible in whatever way opportunities present themselves. She and her husband currently live on the beautiful Central Coast of NSW.
“This work opens our minds to the great love God has for us, an honest reminder that God is with us no matter what, and how He shapes our lives for His glory, even out of being Sinned Against. This book will be used as the backbone in the spiritual development of those recovering from DFV in the Peninsula Lighthouse program.”
~ Natasha McDowell, CEO Peninsula Lighthouse, Australia
“Inspirational books are ones that describe tough personal experiences, bringing stories of triumph out of deep and wounding adversity and abuse. This is one such book. In Sinned Against Valerie Wressell has drawn on real life personal events to guide the reader in exploring recovery and healing, as she sensitively applies Bible promises, and reveals a God engaged and available during life’s toughest seasons. As an individual read or in a group context, your investment reading Sinned Against will leave you informed, inspired and reassured that you are never alone.”
~ Rev. Andrew Dawkins, Pastor Kariong Community Baptist Church, Australia