Blog News: Gift Books offer

Update 2 Nov 2021  We used to offer certain books as gifts to cash-strapped survivors. Unfortunately, we can no longer do this. The reason is that Amazon has made it impossible for Barb (in Australia) to buy a book and get Amazon to ship it to another country.

The post below has been left intact for historical purposes only.


A supporter of victims of domestic abuse who follows this blog has kindly donated some money to help cash-strapped victims both of Ps Crippen’s books:  A Cry For Justice and Unholy Charade.

UPDATE Oct 2021: I no longer offer Jeff Crippen’s books Unholy Charade or A Cry For Justice because I have come to believe that Jeff does not practise what he preaches. He vilely persecuted an abuse victim and spiritually abused many other people in the Tillamook congregation. Go here to read the evidence. Jeff has not gone to the people that he spiritually and emotionally abused. He has not apologised to them, let alone asked for their forgiveness.

Also, this is a good time to remind readers that if a victim cannot afford it, I’m happy to gift my book to her — Not Under Bondage: Biblical Divorce for Abuse, Adultery and Desertion [Affiliate link].

So if you are a victim of abuse who wants but can’t afford to purchase either or both of these books, please email Barbara at

As supplies allow the following books are available:

  • Not Under Bondage  (paperback or audio version1)
  • A Cry For Justice  (paperback)
  • Unholy Charade (paperback or kindle)

1We have an audio version of Barbara’s book Not Under Bondage: Biblical Divorce for Abuse, Adultery and Desertion available on CD for survivors of domestic abuse who are visually disabled. She is making this available only to such people at present, and I am hoping that people will respect this. If you, or a survivor you know, is visually disabled and would like the audio version of Not Under Bondage indicate so when you contact Barbara.

If you are a victim of abuse who wants but can’t afford to purchase any of these books, please email Barbara at barbara@notunderbondage.

In the email, indicate

  • which title(s) you want
  • for Not Under Bondage please indicate whether you want a paperback or CD version for those who are visually impaired.
  • a safe shipping address — some victims don’t want it shipped to their home address if they are still living with an abuser.
  • and the name of the person you want the parcel addressed to.

Barbara will treat these details with the utmost confidentiality.

We are very grateful for this supporter’s generosity.  May she be blessed!


IMPORTANT NOTE:  While we endorse Lundy’s writings about the dynamics of domestic abuse, we do not recommend anyone attend the ‘healing retreats’ Lundy Bancroft offers or become involved in his ‘Peak Living Network.”

Update:  We would like to again thank our donors for their generosity.  If you would like to contribute to the gift book fund, payments can be made through our PayPal account at: For additional information contact TWTBC at  Please note:  ACFJ is NOT licensed as a nonprofit organization so any donations are NOT tax deductible.

Further Update

Blog News: Gift Books offer – Additional News

4 thoughts on “Blog News: Gift Books offer”

  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful offer!! I’ve just emailed TWBTC. Having my own copies allows me to study in depth, underline, etc. and be better equipped to deal with abuse, and educate people.
    May all the writers and donors be abundantly blessed by the Lord. Amen!

  2. This giving of resources to those in need is so wonderful. In 1990 I remember being up in the middle of the night with panic attacks, living in an abusive marriage. I would pace the floors, wishing that I had someone – anyone to talk to. I remember the confusion, and the isolation. It seemed as though my heart would pound so rapidly and violently, that that was all I was aware of as I paced the floor. The anxiety was off the charts. How do you explain that to someone who doesn’t know or understand the prison you are living in? I knew that God was with me. When I settled down I would get on my knees at the sofa, and pray with my Bible open. God often spoke to me there in that lonely place, in the night, through His Word.

    Thank you, ACFJ, for your compassion for the victims, for your scriptural presentation, and for your desire to help God’s children by putting in their hands help without charge, for their very real need. That need often is invisible to the rest of the world.
    When I found ACFJ through my daughter, last year, I recognized that I was never alone, and felt the mercy and grace of God reach into my life “retroactively”, as it were, through your earnest desire to help the abused. Even 25 years later, I received validation, understanding, and healing balm.

    I trusted an elderly woman from my church once, when I was living in a shelter. She had told me to call her anytime. I had fasted and prayed and agonized, and finally gone to the shelter with my children. This seemed like a huge defeat in my life. (This is not a decision made lightly, and takes a long time to get there). Finally, I got brave enough to call her from the shelter, and hesitantly shared some of my heart with her. Her first response was, ‘You KNOW God wants you back with your husband, don’t you?” My hopes and heart hit the floor, and for most of the years since then, I have felt like a second class Christian within the church.

    No one at ACFJ is going to put that kind of a guilt trip on someone who has already suffered so much. It was shame and failure mindset for me all the way. I had Immeasurable guilt that I had “failed” my children. You get used to accepting the blame for everything. No doubt your ministry, and this outreach to those who desperately need help, is straight from the heart of God, even for us “oldie goldies’, who are receiving help for days and wounds gone by.

    May the provision of these free publications that are being made available be used in a powerful way to set prisoners free. It’s a joy for me to know that someone will understand that they are not alone, and that there is hope for a future. Sincerely

  3. Barbara wanted to let readers know that, in additional to a paperback version, we also have an audio version of her book Not Under Bondage: Biblical Divorce for Abuse, Adultery and Desertion [Affiliate link] available on CD for survivors of domestic abuse who are visually disabled. She is making this available only to such people at present, and we are hoping that people will respect this. If you, or a survivor you know, is visually disabled and would like the audio version of Not Under Bondage indicate so when you contact TWBTC.

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