Facing shame, finding God.
Did you know that all shame is not equal? That some types of shame could be good for you?
Whether or not our shame is useful, facing it is tough. If not for God’s mercy, we would hide forever, as Adam and Eve tried to do in the garden. Join the authors as they identify seven types of shame and help you find your way out of it. Biblical and personal stories of spiritual transformation illustrate that not all shame is unhealthy but that it all can be exchanged for richer life in Christ. Tyndale House Publishers
About the Author
Steve and Sally Breedlove have pastored churches in the United States and Canada. Steve (ThM, DMin, Dallas Seminary) has trained and encouraged next-generation leaders and ministers in more than a dozen countries. Sally is an author and a sought-after speaker at retreats and conferences. She and Jennifer Ennis have founded a small-group spiritual direction ministry called JourneyMates.
Ralph and Jennifer Ennis have served with The Navigators since 1975. Ralph (master's in intercultural studies) is an author who consults with and trains church and parachurch leaders in the United States, Europe, and Asia, with a focus on spiritual formation and next-generation leadership. Jennifer is an author, spiritual director, and counselor and is a codeveloper of JourneyMates.
Table of Contents
Sam's Story 7
Introduction: A Conversation Begins 9
1 Feeling the Shame 17
2 Poisoned Barbs and Deep Wounds 35
Pause to Listen: Lydia's Story 59
3 True Roots and Faulty Tactics 63
4 Facing More Faulty Tactics 87
Pause to Listen: Jack's Story 111
5 The Valley of Trouble or the Door of Hope? 115
Pause to Listen: Ron's Story 129
6 A Journey Over Time 133
7 Beauty for Ashes: The Shame Exchange 143
8 A Place for me at the Table 161
About the Authors 189