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To Train Up A Child: a child abuse manual – Please support the campaign to get this banned

To Train a Child UP - The PearlsTrigger warning: child abuse, physical abuse

To Train Up A Child: a child abuse manual (via http://donnanavarro.com)

‘To Train Up A Child’ is a parenting book by Michael and Debi Pearl of No Greater Joys Ministries. It’s the most sickening book I’ve ever come across.

You may have seen this book already. I stumbled across it after reading a post on Facebook outlining the death of a child in America who died at the hands of her parents who had been following the ‘Christian parenting advice’ given in this book and I have struggled to get it out of my head since.

You’ll have guessed this book is no ordinary book. After all, no ordinary book causes children to die…

Read the full article here.

And please sign the UK petition here and the US petition here.

If you are on Twitter please join us in tweeting: @amazon @AmazonUK PLEASE remove this #childabuse manual from sale http://www.amazon.co.uk/To-Train-Up-Child-children/dp/1892112000 I’ll be boycotting until you do (RT if you agree)

About Ruth Jacobs (297 Articles)
Author of Soul Destruction: Unforgivable, a novel exposing the dark world and harsh reality of life as a drug addicted call girl. The main storyline is based loosely on events from my own life. In addition to fiction writing, I am also involved in journalism and broadcasting, primarily for human rights campaigning in the areas of sex workers' rights, anti-sexual exploitation and anti-human trafficking.

32 Comments on To Train Up A Child: a child abuse manual – Please support the campaign to get this banned

  1. Horrifying, sickening, outrageous and heartbreaking. Thank you for the info, will be signing & spreading. “Christianity” is a crime against humanity ffs. —> “patriarchal christianity; beating children in the name of God.” !!!

  2. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez // December 3, 2013 at 2:02 pm // Reply

    Thank you!

  3. I’ve shared widely as well. As a Christian, and as a Mom, I found this book horrifying. For the record, no matter how the authors present themselves, this is NOT Christian parenting. They are not theological experts, nor are they experts in child development. The book is SELF PUBLISHED and not endorsed by any reputable organization.

    Disgusting that it even exists, let alone that these people are still “teaching” their psychotic methods.

    • Thank you so much for helping with this campaign Mary. I hope it is removed from Amazon and legal action is taken against the abusive authors x

    • I’m also a Christian and having read the first chapter of this book can confidently and absolutely say that none of what is written is biblical parenting. Their techniques are all about making little robots, removing free will and freedom, which is the total of opposite of what the Bible teaches. There is nothing in the Bible that shows me that God wants us to become obedient little robots, but just that He wants a genuine living relationship with us, relationships that we’ll still mess up but where He loves us unconditionally anyway. And God doesn’t use punishment as a means of training. With a love as generous and sacrificial as His, He doesn’t need to. Their quoting of Scripture is out of context and misinterpreted.

      I’ll be signing the petition.

  4. Reblogged this on Bipolar For Life and commented:
    CHILD ABUSE TRIGGER WARNING Here is a manual for child abuse, currently carried by both Amazon.us and Amazon.uk. Please read the full article referenced in Ruth’s blog and tweet AND FB Amazon demanding that this disgusting book be removed from their inventory.

    • Thank you so much Laura xx

      • My pleasure. I am reading this book in its entirety and, while their intentions are understandable in context, the thought process that leads to their ultimate goal of beating children into submission is monstrous. I’m not sure what I’m going to do once I finish this lovely tome, but you can be sure it will have something to do with the US Attorney General. Thank you for bringing this to light.

  5. This is such a wrong way to interpret the Bible. When the Bible says not to spare the rod it is referring to the rod intended to guide sheep. This rod is never used in violence unless the lamb is endangering it’s life and that is only to save it’s life – never to hurt it.

  6. This is horrifying!! My father beat my brother and I with his thick leather belt and he wouldn’t let us cry either. He use to say “you want to cry, I’ll give you something to cry about” and then whip us again and again until we stopped. I swear he could have written this book.😦

  7. I have signed and shared every petition regarding this “book”. I will continue to do so until it is removed. As much as I believe in free speech … This belongs in the category of exceptions. And we do have laws for exceptions. This is horrifying. Thank you for posting.

  8. This is a nightmare. Amazon need to take responsibility for what they publish. Each child hurt of killed as a result of sales of this book falls on the heads of Amazon and the disgusting publishers. Outrage doesn’t cover this.

  9. Reblogged this on Owls and Orchids and commented:
    This is a nightmare. Amazon need to take responsibility for what they publish. Each child hurt of killed as a result of sales of this book falls on the heads of Amazon and the disgusting publishers. Outrage doesn’t cover this.

  10. Reblogged on Owls and Orchids, petitions signed…I wish it were more. Susan x

  11. I can’t get my head round this.

  12. Holy crap… literally!

  13. Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

  14. Reblogged this on Coming Out Three Times and commented:
    [Child Abuse Trigger Warning]

    Gotta love it when child abuse is marketed as good advice… and on Amazon, no less! i’d already signed a petition to get this fucked up, repugnant shit taken off the site, but the word needs to be spread, because this stuff is absolutely horrible.

  15. Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

  16. Oh my God this is horrifying

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