Book Review: The MeToo Reckoning


The #MeToo Reckoning
Facing the Church’s Complicity in Sexual Abuse and Misconduct

by Ruth Everhart

InterVarsity Press

IVP Books


Pub Date 14 Jan 2020

I am reviewing a copy of The #MeToo Reckoning through Intervarsity Press and Netgalley:

In this book we are reminded that victims of sexual assault are crying out for justice. And that their voices have been amplified by the #Metoo movement, which is passing through the culture like a freight train.

The phrase #Metoo as relating to the movement was coined in 2006 but it truly gained momentum in 2017 when allegations against prominent film producer Harvey Weinstein roared through the media prompting others to share their stories.

This book prompts the question where is the Church in all of this? And reminds us the #Metoo movement is not a women’s issue, but it is a human issue.

The author reminds us that it is important we not blame the victims of sexual assault, that they not, and that when someone is assaulted in the Church it needs to be taken seriously not swept under the rug.

We are reminded in this book that the concept of justice is a complex one.

I give The #Metoo Awakening five out of five stars.

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