Dr. Frank Rogers, Jr. releases new book

Cradled in the Arms of Compassion: A Spiritual Journey from Trauma to Healing is now available.

“This is an amazing book that I couldn’t put down once I started it. In Frank’s brutally honest and remarkably disclosive telling of his story you will find a hope-filled model of healing and transformation.”

Dr. Richard Schwartz, Founder of Internal Family Systems (IFS)

I am immensely excited to announce that my new book is coming out after several years of writing. Entitled, Cradled in the Arms of Compassion: A Spiritual Journey from Trauma to Recovery, it tells the story of my search for psycho-spiritual resources in healing from the horrors of childhood sexual abuse. Clearly my most intimate book yet, it also recounts the origins of the Compassion Practice, the synthesis of my restorative journey. 

This book is deeply personal for me. I wrote it for my sister Linda after she passed away a few years ago. Both of us traumatized by the same family, she found herself so beset by nightmares and self-destructive impulses that she was committed to an asylum—much as I had been thirty years earlier. When she asked for me in the hospital, she begged me to tell her how I got better from the trauma we both shared. I said what I could under the circumstances. A few weeks later, she took her own life. 

This book is the answer that I wish that I could have offered to her. 

I have written it with the hope that other survivors of sexual abuse—and those that companion them—will find that they are not alone. And that there are psycho-spiritual resources that promise healing and restoration—resources that can sustain anyone who knows suffering and trauma, resources rooted in a sacred source of infinite compassion. I feel it with the force of a personal mission—to share what I have discovered with anyone who longs for life in the midst of abuse. 

The hardcover and e-book are available now on Amazon. An audio version of the book, read by me, will be available later in November. If you know of anyone who would find this book meaningful, please share with them its availability. 

With gratitude,

Frank Rogers, Muriel Bernice Roberts Professor of Spiritual Formation & Narrative Pedagogy and Co-Director of the Center for Engaged Compassion