The soul of shame : retelling the stories we believe about ourselves
|Format:||Print Book 2015|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
The Gospel Coalition Top Books of 2015 in Faith and WorkHearts & Minds Bookstore's Best Books of 2015, Applied Theology, Basic Christian Living, Whole Life DiscipleshipWe're all infected with a spiritual disease. Its name is shame. Whether we realize it or not, shame affects every aspect of our personal lives and vocational endeavors. It seeks to destroy our identity in Christ, replacing it with a damaged version of ourselves that results in unhealed pain and brokenness. But God is telling a different story for your life.Psychiatrist Curt Thompson unpacks the soul of shame, revealing its ubiquitous nature and neurobiological roots. He also provides the theological and practical tools necessary to dismantle shame, based on years of researching its damaging effects and counseling people to overcome those wounds.Thompson's expertise and compassion will help you identify your own pains and struggles and find freedom from the lifelong negative messages that bind you. Rewrite the story of your life and embrace healing and wholeness as you discover and defeat shame's insidious agenda.
ContentsIntroduction: the story that shame is trying to tell
Facing our shame
The target of shame
Joy, shame and the brain
Our stories of shame
Shame and the biblical narrative
Combating shame with vulnerability
Witnesses to the scorn of shame
Healing shame in our nurturing communities
Healing shame through our vocation.
-- Religious aspects
Shame -- Biblical teaching.
|Publisher|| Downers Grove, Illinois :2015
206 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|ISBN||9780830844333 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0830844333 (hardcover : alk. paper)