Fragments of Home

Fragments of Home

Piecing Life Together after Childhood Sexual Abuse

Fragments of Home: Piecing Life Together after Childhood Sexual Abuse integrates poignant vignettes, theoretical reflections and original music, exploring a range of themes encountered by many adult survivors of childhood abuse. 

Whilst it honestly and courageously enters challenging territory, Fragments of Home is ultimately an account of hope, healing and recovery.

It is accessible to those largely unacquainted with literature on abuse and trauma, whilst offering fresh insights to those already familiar with these themes.

This book is a valuable resource for adult survivors of childhood abuse, as well as the therapists, pastoral workers, friends and family members caring for them.

Includes a 16-track audio CD.
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MONIQUE LISBON is an award-winning singer/songwriter, author and public speaker. Through her independent organisation Living Hope Resources (formerly known as MonoMusic), she has released many resources (CDs, books and DVDs) which explore the presence of authentic hope and healing amidst suffering and abuse. Monique has toured widely around Australia, bringing a message of hope and healing in the form of seminars, workshops, public forums and performances. She has also been interviewed on local and national TV and radio, raising awareness of issues related to healing from childhood sexual abuse.
"beautifully written with great vignettes and quite profound reflections... an incredible gift to all of us... an incredibly brave and courageous work."

– Tim Costello, CEO, World Vision, 2006 Victorian Australian of the Year

"This book is more than just a record of one person’s path towards healing from sexual abuse. It journals the tough, disciplined task of self-exploration and deep reflection where the anxiety of doubt and even the threat of death are frequent companions.

We witness the complex and fragile patters of a relationship with God presented in such a way that those who have been through similar experiences will recognise it as a story of redemption, courage, and hope.

There is no slick ‘God-talk’, no easily found (and just as easily lost) grip on spiritual insights. This is a realistic story of a faith that now settles down for the long haul, and know it is OK to be on the road."

– Revd Dr Alan Niven, Vice Principal and Head of Pastoral Studies, Churches of Christ Theological College, Victoria, Australia.

"This book is a beautifully and sensitively written detailed account of Monique Lisbon’s personal struggle with the ongoing harmful effects of sexual and psychological abuse by her father. It will be of particular interest to counsellors and therapists working with adult survivors of childhood abuse."

- Prof. Freda Briggs, AO, Emeritus Professor in Child Development, University of South Australia, Magill Campus, SA, Australia.

"It is both a joy and sacred privilege to be invited into Monique Lisbon’s story of hope and healing. I have long admired her courage in sharing her personal story through writing this book, as well as through her music and public speaking ministries. Monique gives voice to experiences that all too often remain shrouded in secrecy and silence but constitute the lived reality of many survivors of abuse."

- Dr Fiona D. Hill, Author of PhD Thesis, Disarming the Bible-bashers: Claiming the Bible for Australian Abuse Survivors, Victoria, Australia.

Title Fragments of Home
Teachers/Authors Monique Lisbon
Product Type Book
ISBN 9780908284948

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