"In this new edition of his Gold Medallion Award-winning book, Peter Scazzero shares powerful insights on how contemplative spirituality can help pastors and individual church member slow down—an integral key to spiritual and emotional health . Sharing from the painful but liberating journey of his own church, Scazzero reveals exactly how the truth can and does make people free—not just superficially, but deep down. This expanded edition of The Emotionally Healthy Church not only takes the six principles described in the original book further and deeper, but adds a crucial seventh principle. • Principle 1: Look Beneath the Surface • Principle 2: Break the Power of the Past • Principle 3: Live in Brokenness and Vulnerability • Principle 4: Receive the Gift of Limits • Principle 5: Embrace Grieving and Loss • Principle 6: Make Incarnation Your Model for Loving Well • Principle 7: Slow Down to Lead with Integrity "
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The Emotionally Healthy Church, Updated and Expanded Edition, the newly updated and expanded edition of the groundbreaking bestseller The Emotionally Healthy Church, features a fuller, deeper look at the six principles contained in the original and includes a crucial, additional chapter: Slow Down to Lead with Integrity.New Life Fellowship in Queens, New York, had it all: powerful teaching, dynamic ministries, an impressive growth rate, and a vision to do great works for God. Things looked good--but beneath the surface, circumstances were more than just brewing. They were about to boil over, forcing Peter Scazzero to confront needs in his church and himself that went deeper than he'd ever imagined. What he learned about the vital link between emotional health, relational depth, and spiritual maturity can shed new light on painful problems in your own church.In this revised and expanded edition of his Gold Medallion Award-winning book, Scazzero shares refreshing new insights and a different and challenging slant on what it takes to lead your congregation to wholeness and maturity in Christ.Our churches are in trouble, says Scazzero. They are filled with people who areâ¢ unsure how to biblically integrate anger, sadness, and other emotionsâ¢ defensive, incapable of revealing their weaknessesâ¢ threatened by or intolerant of different viewpointsâ¢ zealous about ministering at church but blind to their spouses' loneliness at homeâ¢ so involved in serving that they fail to take care of themselvesâ¢ prone to withdraw from conflict rather than resolve itSharing from New Life Fellowship's painful but liberating journey, Scazzero reveals exactly how the truth can and does make you free--not just superficially, but deep down. This expanded edition of The Emotionally Healthy Church not only takes the original six principles further and deeper, but also adds a seventh crucial principle. You'll acquire knowledge and tools that can help you and others:â¢ look beneath the surface of problemsâ¢ break the power of past wounds, failures, sins, and circumstancesâ¢ live a life of brokenness and vulnerabilityâ¢ recognize and honor personal limitations and boundariesâ¢ embrace grief and lossâ¢ make incarnation your model to love othersâ¢ slow down to lead with integrityThis new edition shares powerful insights on how contemplative spirituality can help you and your church slow down--an integral key to spiritual and emotional health.The Emotionally Healthy Church, Updated and Expanded Edition includes story after story of people at New Life whose lives have been changed by the concepts in this book. Open these pages and find out how your church can turn a new corner on the road to spiritual maturity.