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Spiritual Abuse

How to Identify and Break Free from Toxic Churches Without Losing Your Faith
Narrated by: Casey Sabella
Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Worried your church’s leadership has lost its way? Discover simple steps to evaluate your congregation’s health and protect your faith. Are you struggling to cope with the corruption in your church? Is remaining a part of the same ministry testing your faith? 

Author and pastor Casey M. Sabella dedicated 15 years of his life to a church he believed in with his whole heart. But when repeated wrong choices by the ministry’s leaders led to its catastrophic collapse, Casey turned to God to ask if there was anything he should’ve done differently. This is his story…

Spiritual Abuse: How to Identify and Break Free From Toxic Churches Without Losing Your Faith is a personal testimony and handbook for evaluating the state of your religious community. With over four decades of ministry experience and as the host of a popular podcast, Casey has condensed his teaching into a guide that will help you find honesty and truth in your church experience. Through a collection of stories and exercises, you’ll learn how to assess and transform your place of worship from the top down. 

In Spiritual Abuse, you’ll discover:

  • Scriptural principles to help you worship with confidence
  • Steps to protect yourself from abuse and recognize the differences between false doctrine and the truth
  • Simple worksheets that let you organize your concerns and allow God to shine a light on them
  • Additional audio content to help you identify the seeds of destruction and root them out
  • Methods for transforming criticism into a positive life message, and much, much more

Spiritual Abuse is an inspirational testimony and religious guidebook. If you like biblical parables, easy-to-follow steps, and straight talk from a man of God, then you’ll love Casey M. Sabella’s insightful resource. Buy Spiritual Abuse to take an honest look behind the pulpit today!

This book comes with an additional online audio course and workbook designed to guide the listener through a step by step process of both identifying and breaking free from toxic churches. A brief message in the audiobook instructs listeners how to download the worksheets.

©2016 Casey Sabella (P)2016 Casey Sabella

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Lots of repeats

I got the audio version of this book after having read his other book When good church goes bad.” I thoroughly enjoyed that book and thought I would give this one a try.

I have to report that it was hard getting into this one because it kept stopping and restarting sentences and you could hear the author clear his throat at times. You would hear the same phrase or sentence repeated two or three times before moving to the next sentence. It was really hard to stick with it.

I really was hoping to give this a better review but the performance part is sorely lacking. I’m sure the content was wonderful, but I just didn’t find out because of the constant interruptions starting over and throat clearing

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Great book for those that I've dealt with or are dealing with church issues

Really enjoyed the authors honesty and clarity and encouragement. I like that they also offer a course online that you can work through as you read the book

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Outstanding

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The book brilliantly describes a pastor's experience over a 15 year period at a large New England church. More importantly Casey provides you with tools for evaluating your own church and your own faith. This is a must read!!!

Has When a Good Church Goes Bad turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

Would you be willing to try another one of Casey Sabella’s performances?

Absolutely

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Great Insight

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