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A guide but far from complete
Reviewed in the United States on December 15, 2019
I’ve only read a small portion, and that seems quite good, well written. Dr Wright is a licensed counselor and has written mostly about marriage, family and loss, from a Christian worldview (with which I agree).
But as I looked for specific information about rape, incest and other sexual trauma—nothing, zero, not a whisper. I do not think it is appropriate to call this a “complete guide” if the author leaves out such an enormous and common source of trauma. A significant goal of this book is to help more people feel they know what to do when they encounter someone in crisis or dealing with trauma.
Pain, fear, grief, loss, these are in the index, so there is general information that would definitely apply to all un-mentioned traumas.
I’m sure it will prove useful but it is A guide, not THE COMPLETE guide it claims to be. I don’t want to be unfair; no book could cover every single kind of trauma humans can come up with.
(Reviewing 2011 updated and expanded edition)