My Bestseller: The Rape of Innocence: Taking Captivity Captive
From a victim of sexual and physical abuse comes a book that will change your views on survival. Lacresha Hayes recounts the horrific events of her childhood and being raped even as an adult by a minister. We see her go from ashes to beauty. She defines success and shows victims everywhere how to accomplish that first step: take their captivity captive and be a victim no longer!
Author: Lacresha Hayes
Publisher: Living Waters Publishing Company
Genre: Christian Help/Biography
Availability: In stock at LWPC, Amazon, Borders, Books-A-Million, Waldenbooks
Chances are that many of the people who purchase this book will have been raped or molested, or they know someone who has been. It isn’t as uncommon as we would like to believe.
Molestation happens across cultural lines. It happens across racial lines. It isn’t based upon intelligence. It isn’t based upon financial health. It may seem to happen more in poverty-stricken communities, but I can assure you that most of it just goes unreported.
I found out the hard way that molestation isn’t just a black thing or a poor thing. It is a perversion thing. It happens to God’s called and chosen people, and it happens to the average Jane Doe in an average home. God created each of us with purpose. I don’t believe the enemy would waste his time tempting people to molest or rape a person who has no destiny and no call upon their life. Because of the very nature of the crime, it can be nothing less than a device of the enemy, one of his strongest weapons.
Someone reading this book may think that they have never been molested when indeed they have been. A molester is a molester long before he touches his first victim. He is first guilty in his thoughts. Some men never actually touch their victims. They just think and fantasize about touching. They rent the videos of children with adults engaging in sex acts. Some molesters do it with the words of their mouths. They talk filth to children. They take advantage of their positions in those children’s lives. They open a door that should not be opened by planting filthy word images in young minds. Some of you haven’t actually been touched, but you have been molested.
"Sexual assault is a terrible fact of life and this book brings us face to face with issues most people are happy enough to sweep under the rug and leave undisturbed. I shed tears from page 3 of chapter one until the end of the book."
- Debbie Todd, CA
"This book is full of tragedy, loss and eventual triumph. It made me feel liberated in my soul and spirit. I also renewed my relationship with God after finishing it. I renewed my relationship with my husband too. He is truly a good man. I will never take him for granted again."
- Samantha McDade, IL
"This book is a deeply moving testimony from one of the strongest, bravest women I've ever known. But the amazing thing about this book, other than its author, is that a book filled with so many atrocities wrought upon one person can still leave the reader with a feeling of hope, but this book manages to do that with ease. I think it's because Lacresha Hayes doesn't exploit her abuse for shock value the way some writers do. Instead, the stories of how her innocence was stolen from her are relayed as factual accounts that are necessary for understanding how and why she was essentially lost for so long. As evidence of her incredible insight into her own and other victims' emotional trauma, she focuses more on how her abuse contributed to her lifelong feelings of abandonment and her inability to trust anyone, including herself.
And the revelation she finally has of needing to see God as the physical father she never knew and living the rest of her life as his daughter is a unique spiritual outlook that illustrates how well she understands the legacy of abuse and how to end it."
- Joyce Scarbrough, AL