What does the Bible really say about...Self-harm

Gemma BibbSKU: WBSSH5809 ISBN: 9781846255809



Self-harm is a difficult and awkward subject.More people do it than you would realise, but very few people talk about it. This book examines what causes people to hurt themselves and what God thinks of it all. It tries to shine a light on why this is such a destructive coping mechanism and how Jesus can bring healing. It gives helpful and practical advice for both self-harmers and those who want to support them.

About the Author:

Gemma Bibb lives in Birmingham with her husband, Ryan, their daughter and two cats. She is a qualified Social Worker MA and has a degree in church-based youth and community work. Gemma has experienced the difficulties and complexities of self-harm both personally and professionally and she has come to understand the true recovery that comes from knowing and trusting in Jesus.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Catherine Cottle
Very useful summary

This is a very helpful introduction and overview of the topic of self-harm. It covers what self harm is, why people might self harm, how to help (others) and how to help (ourselves). It is very easy to read, and would be accessible for a teenager or adult in terms of language and amount of text. There are summary points in each chapter which makes it easy to stay focussed. It seemed to be aimed at Christians struggling with self-harm as the author presumes the harmer is a child of God. However, the understanding of self-harm is still helpful to a 'helper' if the harmer does not yet know God. It is compassionately written and the author herself states she has personal experience so it doesn't feel 'preachy'. As it is a booklet, it is more an introduction to the topic rather than an in-depth analysis, but there are recommended resources at the end of the booklet for further reading if desired. I found it helpful and the tips about how to help were very practical and wise.

Philip Swinburn
Practical and encouraging

This is a great little book. Great help to get a quick understanding of self harm, and how to start dealing with it. Good to carry for someone struggling to open and be pointed to scripture.

Jason Hammond
Amazing resource to share God's word and make a difference

As someone who works with children who self harm this was an amazing resource to use both in learning more on self harm and in helping children u understand self harm. Add to that the amazing link with Christianity and it is an amazing booklet written by the author. I've already had this book agreed to be used with non Christians and it has helped them in both understanding there own self harm and how God can help them to feel loved and valued. This book has lead to some amazing conversations in my place of work with these amazing children

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