Episode 63: The Power Of Words To Destroy Or Heal: Allen Taylor

Diana WinklerChristianity, clergy abuse, men

“Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me!” Do you remember that chant from childhood? Well, we will find out from my guest Allen Taylor that verbal abuse is just as damaging as physical abuse. We are talking about Allen’s new book “I Am Not The King”. Allen candidly shares the story of his difficult childhood, his relationship with his abusive father, and the events that led to his passion for writing. We talk about harmful legalistic churches, how he found the Lord Jesus in an interesting way, and how he found the grace to forgive his father. Allen is a great storyteller as well as a talented writer. Tune in to hear his great stories and valuable insights!


Allen Taylor is the author of I Am Not the King and founder/publisher at
Crux Publications. A former newspaper editor and award-winning journalist,
he has ghostwritten several books and makes his living as a freelance
writer. From April through Fall, he and his wife travel in a campervan
between Texas and Pennsylvania. During the winter months, they park in Texas
and live off-grid in a converted bus.



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