Fear. As humans, we experience fear repeatedly throughout our lives. This book goes beyond these times of fear to explore the realm of terror. Terror creates a psychological and spiritual disconnect that has the ability to affect individuals and groups for their entire lives. This is a book about the symptoms and effects of such terror.
In this book, A. E. Gillies seeks to educate the Christian church (both professionals and laity) to identify the wounded warriors who have suffered such terror in order to hear their stories and to expand our understanding of how repeated terrorization can create complex traumatic stress. It is a book that looks at the psychological and spiritual nature of human attachment and how insecure attachment can develop in childhood due to traumatic experiences.
The author’s ultimate goal is to further motivate the church to recognize, comfort, and care for traumatized individuals. Ultimately, it is through relationships with God and compassionate individuals that restoration can be accomplished.
A.E. Gillies is an ordained pastor as well as a psychotherapist. She holds a doctorate of philosophy in professional counselling and operates a private counselling practice in Ontario, Canada, specializing in trauma therapy. She is also an adjunct professor at Emmanuel Bible College, Kitchener, and serves as support clergy where she fellowships. Ann has presented many workshops, seminars, and marriage retreats. In 2013, she began Redeemed to Restore Ministries Inc., and is presenting Healed for a Purpose conferences across Canada (www.rrministries.ca).
Ann and her husband, Bob, have a blended family of six adult children and are proud grandparents to six lively grandchildren