child abuseTitle: I Didn’t Know: Identifying Child Abuse

Series: N/A

Author: Yvette Allen-Tatum


Publisher: iScribe Publications LLC

Publication Date: June 7, 2013


ISBN-13: 978-0988312678

Genre: non-fiction

Source: Received for an honest review

Book Description Courtesy of Amazon:

I Didn’t Know – Identifying, Confronting & Overcoming Child Sexual Abuse – the title is indicative of the subject matter. In this book the author brings to the forefront the many faces of child sexual abuse; those of the victims and the abusers. Yvette Allen-Tatum boldly confronts her past of child sexual abuse to demonstrate that TRUE deliverance is possible. Yvette believes that we ALL (victims, abusers, enablers, nay-sayers, etc.) can OVERCOME the horrible effects of child sexual abuse.

This book proves that true healing is possible and necessary for us to become more than CONQUERORS through Christ Jesus.

As a community, we have to:

a). Identify Child Sexual Abuse – We have to talk about it (raise public awareness)

b). Know the signs & symptoms

c). Confront Child Sexual Abuse – Error on the side of caution – THE CHILD; Be quick to BELIEVE the victim and make all necessary inquiries

d). Studies show people are more apt to believe the innocence of the accused; this has to END

e). Overcome Child Sexual Abuse – We overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and the WORD of OUR TESTIMONY.

My Thoughts:

This is a heart-wrenching and eye-opening book, to say the least. The author exhibits definitive bravery in telling her story in this way. In doing so, she hopes to be a her catalyst for others to tell their stories, seeking help in coming to terms and dealing with their experiences and hopefully to receive justice for whatever has happened in their lives. And she does all this from a Christian viewpoint, and stresses the issue of forgiveness more than once.

This is a tough subject for anyone to discuss. For me, having the author do it from her personal standpoint lends more credibility on how to deal with these type of situations than reading a book by some child psychologist. Though, if I had this type of issue with one of my children, I would probably read everything I could get my hands on. I would recommend this book to both survivors of child abuse and friends and family of those survivors.

 Rating: 4

HEAT Rating: None

Reviewed By: Daysie W.

Review Courtesy of: My Book Addiction and More