A Still, Small Voice is a captivating, emotionally moving testimony of mindshattering survival of chronic child abuse and neglect in a family steeped in secrecy, denial and lies Her narrative powerfully demonstrates elements that are essential to healing With childhood traumatization so ubiquitous in our world, this extremely well-written book deserves an extensive audience. Onno van der Hart, PhD.Honorary Professor of Psychopathology of Chronic Traumatization, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands; Former President, International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation An anxious and courageous client a skilled and kind therapist fl ashbacks of a violent childhood the reader is slowly but surely drawn into the terror and horror and then into the recovery. Survivors of child abuse and their therapists will see themselves in this story. David R. Blumenthal, author of Facing The Abusing God: A Theology of Protest, Jay and Leslie Cohen Professor of Judaic Studies at Emory University The title of Diane Lavett s book belies what she has written, for it is a book with a strong voice and one that speaks powerfully. This is a moving and poignant memoir of healing from multiple abuses that occurred throughout the course of the author s childhood and beyond. Ultimately, this is a story of courage in approaching the abyss and going beyond surviving to growing and fl ourishing. This book will serve as a beacon to others struggling to come to terms with their own history of childhood abuse. Christine A. Courtois, PhD, Psychologist, Private Practice Author: Healing the Incest Wound: Adult Survivors in Therapy (original and revised editions)"