Cutting Yourself and Self-Injury: When Life Really Hurts - A Christian Perspective on Self-Harm by Cutting written by Robert Alan King is a book with over 8,800 words. Though there is a Christian perspective in the book it is a practical book with factual information and real solutions for all cutters regardless of their religious beliefs.With this rising problem of self-cutting, King takes a look at the deeper psychological or emotional causes that might lead to cutting and what affect cutting actually has on the cutter. It also examines the cutter as a person and shows that many cutters simply struggle with this as an addiction like one might with alcoholism, drugs, pornography, gambling, sex or shopping.In addition, the relationship between cutting and suicide is discussed. King will also look at how others can help the cutter and what the cutter can do to help themselves. It offers real advice and suggestions for all of those going through this struggle. Preventive planning for our children that do not cut is also briefly touched on. Robert Alan King is an ordained minister through Calvary Chapel.