"No matter how broken you are, you are still God's creation, and only He knows how to put you back together again. I believe that through the life I lived, as shared in Satan's Underground, I have begun to learn a little bit about God's way of dealing with emotional pain. No matter what the trouble, His answers remain the same. And so it is my prayer that, as I share some of these answers with you, you will find hope and healing for your hurting heart." from I Know You're Hurting In the fall of 1992, Pelican published Lauren Stratford's breakthrough work, I Know You're Hurting: Living Through Emotional Pain . This book speaks to people who have been victims of any abuse-physical, emotional, or spiritual. Though Lauren Stratford draws on to her own experiences as a survivor of ritual abuse by a satanic cult, the important lessons-reclaiming one's spirituality and cultivating a sense of self-worth-are helpful for anyone who has felt the pain of abuse. I Know You're Hurting was also originally published by Harvest House but was only released for a short time due to the growing controversy associated with Satan's Underground, Lauren Stratford's previous book, which tackles the same issues. By publishing I Know You're Hurting, Pelican demonstrated that it believed in Stratford's story, which it continues to stand behind today. I Know You're Hurting is a significant contribution to the spiritual recovery market for its valid insight into a growing area of abuse that few are willing to talk about. Also, it also has a general focus, which has an important role in the mainstream self-help market.