Games Christians Play: A Call to Passionate Renewal in Believers and the Contemporary Church
We all play games—and not just the fun kind around the dinner table. Sometimes we play petty games, games that are harmful to our relationship with God, with others, and with ourselves. These games can keep us stuck in emotional pain, cause or be associated with sin and “falls from grace,” and divide rather than unite the Body of Christ. In Games Christians Play: A Call to Passionate Renewal in Believers and the Contemporary Church, authors David K. Carson and David A. Lawson explore the psychological, relational, Biblical, and spiritual reasons we play games, including the role of the subconscious and the significance of “shadow work” in our lives and the church. Carson and Lawson wrote Games Christians Play to critique what they love, following Jesus' lead of critiquing the status quo. With their text, the authors suggest ways that Christians everywhere (including themselves) can substantially reduce game-playing by becoming more aware of the kinds of games we play, developing and becoming our "true self", engaging in Christian Personal Realism, dealing more effectively with our primary (core) emotions; living more authentically in community, and fully participating in our ongoing spiritual development and transformation both individually and corporately.