I think he has good principles in the book and it reminds me that I have far to go and grow. Much of it felt like Scazzero was just re-iterating ideas from others and nothing was truly original content. I am not sure why they left me in the dark so long. Being a nurse, I experience man good and bad times and this represents a test to my soul as fa as my spirituality is concerned. This book has been one of the most important books I have read in the last decade. Yes, there are some good suggestions for working together with others and in looking at our lives, but it is almost all based on writings of mystics or monks, and not so much on the Bible. I wish somebody had handed this book to me when I became a Christian. The primary thesis of Peter Scazzero’s book Emotionally Healthy Spirituality is that Christian discipleship and spiritual maturity includes emotional maturity if the end result is going to be loving well. We’d love your help. I wish I had read this book before I became a pastor. But Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Unleashing the Power of Authentic Life in Christ very disappointed me. This is 100% legal. There were times that when reading this and listening to his study, I sometimes felt like he presented himself as having already arrived. Click to create a comment or rate a document, "Summary of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero", Summary of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero. After this book I’ve expected to understand spirituality deeper than now. I kept coming back to feeling like his points weren't fully fleshed out and weren't deeply rooted in scripture. Silence and solitude are so foundational to emotionally healthy spirituality that they are a theme repeated throughout this book. Welcome back. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. But I picked this up one morning and spent the next few weeks reading little bits at a time. Listening to our emotions ushers us into reality. This Website is owned and operated by Studentshare Ltd (HE364715) , having its registered office at Aglantzias , 21, COMPLEX 21B, Floor 2, Flat/Office 1, Aglantzia , Cyprus. Access from your area has been temporarily limited for security reasons. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Updated Edition, by Peter Scazzero [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Zondervan. I hope to keep copies of. I heard Peter Scazzero earlier this year speak at a conference (he co-presented with his wife and I was deeply impressed with how the two worked together and rely on each other as a marital team). Though I don’t agree with Scazzero on 100% of what he writes, I still think this book is incredibly helpful. Emotions are the language of the soul. And expect it. Chapter 1 – Recognizing Tip of the Iceberg Spirituality Something is desperately wrong Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The content was so rich, but the practicality of it all is what I treasure most. I wish I had read this book before I became a pastor. It is also good if you want to learn the way of understanding other’s emotions. So I picked it up and then avoided reading it for several months because anything with the word "spirituality" in the title just makes me leery. My general impression of the book was not positive. I'm glad to see that Dr. Timothy Keller is having Scazzero come and speak to church planters in their Redeemer City to City North American Conference later this year. I know in my own life I have this how much I was stunted because of this issue. I like that the author links spiritual maturity with capacity and action to love. It did not disappoint. ‘Emotional Intelligence for Dummies’ is a great contribution of Steven, J. Stein. The last chapter of the book was a great encouragement to live at a pace where we as Christians can continually evaluate and reflect on how to grow in this area. I recommend this book to anyone who fills stuck in their honest pursuit of God. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] It is not possible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature.". What I did enjoy about this was that it gives the reader permission address, rather than ignore and repress, their emotions- including the more negative ones. You will then receive an email that helps you regain access. (86) I truly believe the greatest gift we can give the world is our true self living in loving union with God. Refresh and try again. I picked up this book per the recommendation of someone who said that second to the Bible, this was their favorite book of all time. Part One: The Problem of Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality. The author ends with some decent suggestions (such as false peacemaking and viewing others as people and not as objects), but overall his basic premise, that we must know ourselves to know God, is false. The owner of this site is using Wordfence to manage access to their site. The main thesis that it's impossible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature seems intuitively obvious. I also find his writing style a bit sloppy and cumbersome. Also you should remember, that this work was alredy submitted once by a student who originally wrote it. I didn’t give it a 5 because sometimes I would question how he uses scripture- in my opinion, they were sometimes taken out of context. But I picked this up one morning and spent the next few weeks reading little bits at a time. There are some good practices that he suggests, but they're not from the Bible. There are no opinions of the author. I think he provided a good framework for living a devoted life with healthy spiritual disciplines, but often it seemed it wasn't fully filled in with Gospel motivation. I CAN rest in him. The main thesis that it's impossible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature seems intuitively obvious. This book offers a lot of good advice, but fails to ground itself in Scripture. What I did enjoy about this was that it gives the reader permission address, rather than ignore and repress, their emotions- including the more negative ones. When my therapist recommended it I was highly skeptical, but also kind of desperate because it was during a particularly difficult bout of depression.