• Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

  • It's Impossible to Be Spiritually Mature, While Remaining Emotionally Immature
  • By: Peter Scazzero
  • Narrated by: Peter Scazzero
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-14-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (399 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Peter Scazzero learned the hard way: you can't be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. Even though he was a pastor of a growing church, he did what most people do: 

  • Avoid conflict in the name of Christianity 
  • Ignore his anger, sadness, and fear 
  • Use God to run from God 
  • Live without boundaries 

Eventually God awakened him to a biblical integration of emotional health, a relationship with Jesus, and the classic practices of contemplative spirituality. It created nothing short of a spiritual revolution, utterly transforming him and his church. 

In this best-selling book, Scazzero outlines his journey and the signs of emotionally unhealthy spirituality. Then he provides seven biblical, reality-tested ways to break through to the revolutionary life Christ meant for you. "The combination of emotional health and contemplative spirituality," he says, "Unleashes the Holy Spirit inside us so that we might experientially know the power of an authentic life in Christ." 

©2014 Peter Scazzero (P)2015 Zondervan

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Great content, read it on paper instead

This is the missing manual for modern American Christianity. It breaks through the chains of false identity placed on primarily rural, conservative Christians and explains how spiritual maturity and emotional health are inseparable.

You can't love your neighbor if you can't break through your emotional and relational baggage to actually love well.

That said, I'd recommend the paperback version of this content for two reasons:
1. You will probably want to easily refer back to certain lists and major points.
2. The author and reader has a persistent narrative tick: he actually enunciates every single question mark in the entire book as "quote" ... "end quote", instead of simply narrating each quoted phrase with the appropriate nuance. That no one caught and coached him on this during the recording process can only mean that it was an intentional aspect of the material: you have reached emotionally healthy spirituality when you no longer want to strangle the speaker for saying "quote" ... "end quote" over. and over. and over. and over again. ;-P

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quote-endquote

I loved the content for sure, but the constant "quote, end-quote" was distracting. Otherwise, a good book.

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Quote/end quote

The amount of times the narrator says "quote" and "end quote" is enough to drive you bananas!! VERY distracting!

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Good, but . . . .

Is there anything you would change about this book?

There are a few things that I disagreed with based on his usage of Scripture in the Sabbath chapter.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the practical nature with which he was able to bring each of the issues presented to life.

Which character – as performed by Peter Scazzero – was your favorite?

There was no favorite character, but I did enjoy the authenticity of his wife.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

I'm not sure how good of a movie it would be, but it would be interesting.

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  • Amy
  • KANSAS CITY, KS, United States
  • 07-07-18

groundbreaking

freeing and helpful. will be one I go back thru and soak in for many months.

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There are problems with the download

The book is good.. Be aware of repeats, voice-over- voice and other download problems. Notified Audible and downloaded again. Same problems in the same spots.

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Real Christianity

This is the nuts and bolts of faith in Christ. Doing the work this book requires will take courage and discipline. Fight the good fight.

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Outstanding book

This book is an outstanding look at the complex and important aspect of spirituality that is rarely given focus in churches. It was so insightful, practical, and grace filled. Transformational for me personally.

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emotionally underdeveloped prodigal

read the book a couple of times but listening, opened up my understanding.!!! I'm 45, a prodigal to he truest definition, and I want to come home.

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Really helpful

This is something that you will need to read more than one time. This is a good book to do with a group.

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  • Wendy Moir
  • 06-23-16

Life changing

Loved this book
I wish I'd read something like this years ago
I'm recommending it to all I meet
Planning to read and study this several more times

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