Ruth Tucker is one of all too many women who find that home is not a refuge but a place of violence. Married to a controlling husband who abused the Biblical doctrine of submission, she was regularly beaten before finally escaping with her son.
Ruth combines her testimony of her violent marriage with theological reflection about how misreading scripture can give rise to all kinds of evil behaviour that clearly contradicts scripture. She writes clearly and in a way that draws the reader into her story.
This is essential reading for all christians, especially pastors who hold a high value on the Bible and can therefore inadvertently blame the victim in counselling with couples.