Emotionally Healthy Spirituality – Must Read Marriage Book

September 10, 2013

in Be a grownup, Must Read Marriage Book

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.

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality © HarperCollins Christian Publishing

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

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1 comments
Nathan N.
Nathan N.

I wanted to like this book. I was onboard with the problems in the Body that author described. I couldn't get very far though. They is a heavy leaning on the Message paraphrase which I think is easy to read but introduces subtle but significant departures from the original text. I was "ok" with the book until the author described the book of Revelation in a way that I was really uncomfortable with. I think that John saw supernatural things and then wrote about them. I don't agree that he was writing to the people of his day and just using code or terminology that they would understand.

It leaves me in a conflict. There are extremes in the Church. Some who are strong in the letter of the law but have no life inside. There are also those who are emotionally authentic, but they hold the Word a hit loosely in my opinion. I am hoping to see a greater balance between these two extremes. A place where Jesus is both fully man and fully God.

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