Every once in a while we come across a “MUST READ ” book.
Last week we talked about the must read:
Emotionally Healthy Spiritually by Pete Scazzero.
Let me ask you a question.
Could you recognize emotionally unhealthy spiritually in yourself?
Could you make a list of what traits would indicate spiritual growth that embraces, produces and supports emotional health?
Could you be using scripture to promote your own spiritual stagnation?
Let me share a personal example.
Years ago when Milan was a pastor, we were very busy for God.
I was taught that I am a “new creature in Christ”, and that “old thing passed away: behold, new things have come.” ( II Corinthians 5: 17. )
While this is exactly how God sees me, completely new and redeemed, holy and perfect in His eyes, it was certainly not true practically in my daily life.
I knew this and I believed the answer was try harder and have more faith.
Little did I realize how much I was animated and controlled by events that happened during the earliest years of my life.
I resisted looking at the past because I believed verses like this meant this kind of reflection was not only unnecessary but unspiritual.
I wanted to follow and obey the greatest commandment that exhorted me to “love the lord my God with all my heart, all my soul, all my mind and all my strength and to love my neighbor as myself.” (Mark 12:28-31)
It never occurred to me that I closed my heart to feeling disappointment, rejection or the pain of longing so early in my life that being detached from my heart was now a normal way of life.
A book like Emotionally Healthy Spiritually would have been a welcomed relief to years of striving with little insight and discernment.
This book may enlighten you to understand more fully what it means to be a mature Christian.
See the link below to Pete’s book and buy it.
You will be challenged to grow.
You will also see how much a book like ours can help uncover those blind spots that keep us bound from growing spiritually.
Here is the link to get this extremely valuable book:
|Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Unleash the Power of Authentic Life in Christ
The Christian faith is supposed to produce deep, positive change. So why doesn’t it seem to work in “real life”?
That question screamed at Pastor Peter Scazzero when his church and marriage hit bottom and every Christian remedy produced nothing but anger and fatigue.
As he began digging under the “good Christian” veneer, he uncovered entire emotional layers of his life that God had not yet touched.
Discovering that his emotional immaturity had fed his spiritual immaturity, Scazzero experienced a spiritual revolution by biblically integrating emotional health and contemplative spirituality.
In Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, Scazzero unveils what’s wrong with our conventional means of “spiritual growth” and offers seven biblical, reality-tested, transformational steps that will help you live out your faith with authenticity, awareness, and a hunger for God.
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Many of you have asked “Milan and Kay, when are you going to be giving a seminar in MY AREA???”
While we would love to have the opportunity to meet each and every one of you and for you to learn some valuable relationship skills at our seminars….it is physically IMPOSSIBLE for us to give seminars in every city in the U.S. – (not to mention the rest of the universe).
So…for those people who would be interested in seeing exactly what happens at one of our seminars, and learn the skills that you need to improve your valuable relationships…we are working on the next best thing to being there in person with us.
Thats right!!! We will be coming out with a video of one of our recent seminars!!
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