therapists, survivors, allies, or simply caring humans, it is essential
to contradict destructive ideas; we must search for messages that
reflect the reality of human strength, caring, resilience, courage,
creativity and love. I'm not suggesting denial; we cannot ignore
grim realities of life. But there is far more to human existence
than unhappiness. The world is richly beautiful, infinitely diverse
- and so are we."
Mike Lew, from Leaping upon the Mountains
the groundbreaking Victims No Longer was released in 1988, it challenged
widespread misconceptions about male victimization. This revolutionary
work continues to provide hope, understanding and essential advice
for healing to the millions of men who are survivors of boyhood
sexual trauma and those who care about them.
upon the Mountains, Mike Lew's long-awaited second book focuses
on the reality of recovery. Its information comes directly from
the experts - male survivors who have engaged in a visible process
of change - courageously, persistently, and triumphantly.
the first real investigation of what male survivors themselves identify
as most important during various stages of their recovery, Leaping
upon the Mountains contains powerfully moving contributions
from hundreds of men of all ages and backgrounds throughout the
United States and 45 other countries.
of Leaping upon the Mountains will discover:
and resources for all stages of recovery
and inspiring messages from other male survivors
large updated resource section providing concrete help to survivors
of reconnecting with their own strength and creativity
book is about the successes. Its contributors speak eloquently and
persuasively of the reality of recovery.
is not a work of fiction, but a compilation of many truths, many
realities - a quilt, pieced together from men's experiences - forming
an impressively triumphant pattern. Taken together, they state,
lucidly and forcefully, that recovery work produces changes that
are real, important, and permanent. Leaping upon the Mountains is
a celebration of successful recovery.
here to order Leaping upon the Mountains:
Men Proclaiming Victory Over Sexual Child Abuse, also available in electronic format on May 15, 2015.