Revealed: What the Bible Can Teach You About Yourself

Revealed: What the Bible Can Teach You About Yourself

by Angela Schaffner


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Revealed: What the Bible Can Teach You About Yourself presents a unique look at a familiar cast of biblical characters through the eyes of a psychologist. While weaving in her personal story of healing, Schaffner uses her professional background to expertly highlight themes of seeking simplicity, finding purpose, and navigating painful and emotional experiences.

Comprised of compelling, relatable stories, Revealed makes the Bible come alive to readers in a personal and meaningful way. Through an in-depth look at the hearts of well-known biblical characters, Schaffner explores ways readers can relate to these cherished stories in their own spiritual lives, acknowledging that everyone shares the common experiences of being pulled toward external measures such as wealth, achievement, and affirmation from others.

The author challenges readers to face the reality of their hearts and begin an inward journey of renewal, listening for God’s voice in unlikely places—and through unlikely people. Readers will see themselves more clearly through the lens of scripture and ultimately experience deeper self-awareness and spiritual growth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780835818612
Publisher: Upper Room Books
Publication date: 02/01/2019
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 459,388
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Angela Schaffner, PhD, is a licensed counseling psychologist and eating disorders specialist with over 12 years of experience at Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders. Schaffner earned her doctorate from Ball State University in Indiana and is an adjunct professor in Mercer University’s Clinical Medical Psychology program. She has published articles in professional journals such as Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment and Prevention and is a presenter at national conferences across the United States.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 5

Introduction 7

Week 1 What You Already Have 15

Come Down 15

I Cannot Walk with These 19

Your Own Good Samaritan 23

Mirror, Mirror 27

Unrestricted 30

Weekend Practice: Your Modern Creed 33

Week 2 What to Do with Your Pain 35

Little Egypts 35

Thorns 39

Rooftops 43

Almost 48

Weeping 52

Weekend Practice: Journaling for Sell-Awareness 55

Week 3 Where You Find Truth 57

Retreats 57

Kihaps 61

Donkeys 64

Prisons 68

Fear 70

Weekend Practice: Creating Sacred Spaces 73

Week 4 How Your Relationships Heal 75

Silent Comfort 75

As Yourself 79

Snapping the Bowstrings 83

The Collective She 88

Stones and Dust 91

Weekend Practice: Forgiving 95

Week 5 Why Your Faith Needs Fun 97

Play 97

Flow 102

Spiritual Sparring 105

Just Visiting 108

Remain in Me 111

Weekend Practice: Experience Play and Flow 114

Week 6 What Is Next for You 116

A Carpenter's Work 116

Creating Faith 119

Withstanding the Floodwaters 122

Knock, Knock 125

Acting in the Unknown 127

Weekend Practice: Make a Plan 130

Conclusion 132

Facilitator's Guide 134

Notes 142

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