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A Must Read Book…

23 Feb

The Emotionally Health ChurchOkay, now I rarely ever recommed books, but there is a book that I am reading right now that every christian should read.  It is called, “The Emotionally Healthy Church” by Peter Scazzero.  Peter Scazzero is the pastor of a somewhat large multi-national, multi-racial church in Queens, New York.  Through some difficult personal, ministry and interpersonal ordeals the Lord did some amazing business with him in regards to his emotional world.  In this book, Pastor Scazerro illuminates how the church seems to continually supress the emotional side of our life while subsequently trying to “go deeper” in the spiritual realm.  As a result we end up with a faux spirituality that serves as thin veneer over our fragil and sometimes explosive emotional worlds.  He reminds us that God made us “human beings” not “human doings”.  This book has really come into my life during time of intense adjustment from the Lord into all areas my emotional world.  He is using it to remind me that it is okay to have emotions…  That means that is okay to be happy, sad, frustrated, etc.  But if we don’t address those emotions in a way that really incorporates the whole of who we are, we will eventually fall prey to those very same emotions – They will eventually cave in on you, and along with them your entire spiritual AND emotional world.  Our entire leadership @ FWCF is reading this book right now.  I believe that every Christian would benefit tremendously by reading this book.  If you click the book cover (above right), it will take you to the Amazon website where you can read an excerpt from the book and buy it if you choose.  Be blessed…

-pastorj

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1 Comment

Posted by on February 23, 2007 in Ministry

 

One response to “A Must Read Book…

  1. Amy

    February 26, 2007 at 10:22 am

    Justin you did a great job with your new blog! I hope that it brings joy, hope and inspiration to those thinking about going on the missions field! May God bless you and use this site to extend His Kingdom!!!

     

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