Along the way you will read his heartbreaking story, discovering that a father he loved and admired was one of the wolves Jesus constantly warned about, devouring the innocent of the flock again and again. Then you will find out about the courage it took for him to turn his father in and the toll that took on him. Everyone pays a price when they are related to the Devil. And finally you will read about the flack he takes from leaders in churches, who constantly want to welcome and shield the abusers while shunning the victims, all in the name of grace.
This quote is typical: "It's strange to me when church leaders' theology is 'grace for all' except for victims who were raped as children and have the guts to speak up about it. Many survivors have told me that they, not their abusers, were removed from church because they were 'causing problems' by speaking up about their abuse and crying out for help."
Every preacher, elder, and deacon in the Lord's church, and perhaps every parent, need to read this book, no matter how unsettling it may seem. Our children are worth it.
Mr. Hinton regularly consults with churches who call on him. He is ready at the drop of a hat to train a congregation in spotting pedophiles. He has a blog called jimmyhinton.org with relevant posts. Click on services to contact him.
The Devil Inside is published by Freiling Publishing and is available on Amazon.