WATCH: Evangelist Josh McDowell Shares How He Overcame Homosexual Rape and Other Abuse as a Child

Author Josh McDowell addresses attendees of the International Christian Retail Show at the Colorado Convention Center on Sunday, July 12, 2009.

Evangelist Josh McDowell has been equipping believers with Biblical truth for more than 50 years.

He has addressed more than 25 million people, giving over 27 thousand talks in 125 countries.

Since 1960, the 73-year-old has written or co-authored more 147 books.

But in an interview with CBN News, McDowell said it was the Bible that radically transformed his life after he was sexually abused as a child.

“In my life from six to 13 years of age, for seven years, every week I was homosexually raped,” said McDowell.

“It almost destroyed everything in my life.”

McDowell highlighted the abuse in his autobiography, Undaunted.

“Wayne began molesting me within weeks after he started working for my family. The first time it happened I was six years old, and I had no idea what was going on. I remember feeling confusion and shame, then excitement and pleasure, and later seething anger and a deep sense of guilt. Wayne’s abuse and emotional manipulation would continue for the next seven years.”

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Charlene Aaron

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