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The Soul of Shame

Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves
Narrated by: Jim Seybert
Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (65 ratings)
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The Gospel Coalition Top Books of 2015 in Faith and Work

Hearts & Minds Bookstore's Best Books of 2015, Applied Theology, Basic Christian Living, Whole Life Discipleship

We're all infected with a spiritual disease. Its name is shame. Whether we realize it or not, shame affects every aspect of our personal lives and vocational endeavors. It seeks to destroy our identity in Christ, replacing it with a damaged version of ourselves that results in unhealed pain and brokenness. But God is telling a different story for your life.

Psychiatrist Curt Thompson unpacks the soul of shame, revealing its ubiquitous nature and neurobiological roots. He also provides the theological and practical tools necessary to dismantle shame, based on years of researching its damaging effects and counseling people to overcome those wounds. Thompson's expertise and compassion will help you identify your own pains and struggles and find freedom from the lifelong negative messages that bind you. Rewrite the story of your life and embrace healing and wholeness as you discover and defeat shame's insidious agenda.

©2015 Curt Thompson (P)2017 Two Words Publishing, LLC. Recorded and distributed by permission of InterVarsity Press, P.O. Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL 60515, USA. www.ivpress.com

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Interesting...

This is very good for anyone who is feeling deep shame or having trouble getting through this feeling. It explains everything you want to know about shame. Some are obvious and then some are not so obvious. This could be extremely helpful to a lot of people. Well written and narrated. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Life Changing

I have read/listened to several books on shame, but this is the best in terms of nuts and bolts application.

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interesting.

Good information. I look to forward to reading anatomy of the Soul. hope you like it as much as I did.

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Wonderful & Annoying

I will say this is a 5 star in defining, revealing what shame is and what to do about it.
I don’t like the doctrinal push on his view of God and Christ. I thought no as a psychiatrist he should be mindful that not everyone is a Catholic or a Christian or a believer in God. He should have stayed in the psychological wisdom the Bible does provide.. which he does 90% of the time - but as readers we become your patient or student. This though your book you enforce God, the Trinity and that will be disturbing to many listeners.

However as I bypass those issues and some of the rambling tangents ... I really do think this book is going to help me.

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Best book I’ve read in years

The information in this book has changed my life. My wife is reading it at the same time, and the conversations that have come from our discussions have brought us together in a way I didn’t even know was possible. Understanding what shame is and how it has invaded every area of my life has brought so much awareness and helped me to understand the way it has shaped the story I tell myself about myself. The best part is that you can’t unsee this information; simply knowing shame is there and how it works already begins to undo the damage caused.

I am extremely grateful for this book. There is no way I can say in a few short sentences how important this information is to everybody. It not only shows us what we’re up against, but gives us the roadmap to healing and full integration of our mind, body, and soul that ultimately leads to living life as it was intended; full of joy, creativity, acceptance, community and love.

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Distracting narration

Narration seems so disconnected from the way the author would likely read his own work that, for the first time, I simply can’t finish this work. I will actually go out and by the physical book (since the story and material is so highly recommended and seems to meet my expectations of it).

Specifically, from very early on I started to hear an up and DoWn strange rhythm that is simply unnatural, particularly for this type of subject matter and what appears to be a slightly technical style.

In fairness the narrator has a great voice but the delivery style doesn’t match the writing to the point ill request a refund and can’t finish.

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