Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Unleash a Revolution in Your Life In Christ is the most challenging book I’ve recommended. It’s also the book most likely to radically change your life, if you apply it.
I talk a good deal here about “growing up”, which is what this book is about. Author Peter Scazzero suggests learning the facts of the Bible doesn’t bring about emotional health, and this can deeply limit our spiritual life. We can’t learn our way out of our past and our immaturity; we have to do the work required to grow up.
This is an exceptionally challenging book. You’ll see truth about yourself you don’t like. You’ll realise you’re not as mature as you want to think. If you have the courage, you’ll also find the tools to make changes; real, life altering changes.
I think this would make a great group study (planning to do it this fall) as long as you have a group committed to the process and to each other. I would suggest only taking those who have already read the book into such a study.
Note: The revised edition is called Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: It’s Impossible to Be Spiritually Mature, While Remaining Emotionally Immature
by Peter Scazzero
Other Must Read Marriage Books:
For Men Only, Revised and Updated Edition: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Women
The Irresistible Husband
by Jason Gratehouse
Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together
Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives
Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs
Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman