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.”
Peter Scazzero learned the hard way: You can't be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. Though Scazzero was an experienced pastor of a growing church, his life and faith remained emotionally unhealthy. Like so many in the church, he routinely: avoided healthy conflict in the name of keeping the peace ignored and suppressed emotions used work for God as an excuse to run from God lived without limits In this workbook, Scazzero helps you unpack core biblical principles to guide you into an experience of lasting, beneath-the-surface transformation in your relationship with Christ. The workbook includes session introductions, group discussion questions, application, and between sessions personal study. This workbook is part of the Emotionally Healthy (EH) Spirituality Course that also includes the bestselling book, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. Join us for a powerful journey that will walk you through a door that will change forever the way you love God, others, and yourself. Sessions include: The problem of Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality Know Yourself That You May Know God Going Back in Order to Go Forward Journey through the Wall Enlarge Your Soul through Grief and Loss Discover the Rhythms of the Daily Office and Sabbath Grow into an Emotionally Mature Adult Go the Next Step to Develop a “Rule of Life” In addition to the EHS Course Workbook and Video Study, each participant will also need the Emotionally Healthy Spirituality trade book and the Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day book (each sold separately).
In this groundbreaking devotional book, Peter Scazzero introduces the ancient spiritual discipline of the Daily Office. The basic premise of the Daily Office is simple: We need to intentionally stop to be with God more than once a day so that practicing the presence of God becomes real in our lives. Each day offers two Daily Offices—Morning/Midday and Midday/Evening—where each pause can last from five to twenty minutes.
Der christliche Glaube zielt auf konkrete Veränderung. Er soll Früchte tragen: Freude, Friede, Sanftmut, Geduld, Liebe .... Warum funktioniert das in der Praxis so wenig? * Warum sind viele Christen menschlich so verkümmert? * Warum gibt es in christlichen Gemeinden so viele bittere Konflikte und Machtkämpfe? * Welche Rolle spielen unsere Gefühle für den Glauben? Peter Scazzero beschreibt in diesem Buch Symptome eines Glaubens, der emotional unreif geblieben ist. Er deckt auf, warum herkömmliche Vermittlungswege von Glaubenswachstum oft einer Reifung der Persönlichkeit geradezu im Weg stehen. Und er skizziert den Weg zu einem ganzheitlichen, erwachsenen Glauben, auf dem die emotionale Reife nicht auf der Strecke bleibt. Denn er ist überzeugt: "Das größte Geschenk, das die Kirche unserer Welt machen kann, liegt darin, eine Gemeinschaft von emotional erwachsenen Menschen zu werden, die gelernt haben, wie man liebt."
Author: Peter Scazzero
Release Date: 2017-04-25
You can't be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. In this eight-session video Bible study, author and pastor Pete Scazzero awakens participants to a biblical integration of emotional health and the classic practices of contemplative spirituality, leading to a relational revolution with Jesus.
True Discipleship Integrates Emotional and Spiritual Health. 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. Here are 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 are ·unsure how to biblically integrate anger, sadness, and other emotions ·defensive, incapable of revealing their weaknesses ·threatened by or intolerant of different viewpoints ·zealous about ministering at church but blind to their spouses’ loneliness at home ·so involved in “serving” that they fail to take care of themselves ·prone to withdraw from conflict rather than resolve it Sharing from New Life Fellowship’s painful but liberating journey, Scazzero reveals exactly how the truth can and does make people free---not just superficially, but deep down. After offering a new vision of discipleship and a revealing, guided self-assessment of your own spiritual and emotional maturity, The Emotionally Healthy Church takes you through six principles that can make a profound difference in your church. You’ll acquire knowledge and tools that can help you and others · look beneath the surface of problems · break the power of past wounds, failures, sins, and circumstances · live a life of brokenness and vulnerability · recognize and honor personal limitations and boundaries · embrace grief and loss · make incarnation your model to love others. Written in a personal and passionate style, The Emotionally Healthy Church includes hands-on tools, discussion questions, spotlights on key points, and 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.
Author: Peter Scazzero
Release Date: 2017-04-25
In this eight-session video Bible study, author and pastor Pete Scazzero awakens participants to a biblical integration of emotional health and the classic practices of contemplative spirituality, leading to a relational revolution with Jesus.
Part of the bestselling Emotionally Healthy Spirituality book collection, this 40-day devotional by Peter Scazzero will help you cultivate your own personal relationship with Jesus rather than living off the spirituality of others. Emotionally Healthy Relationships Day by Day - just like its sister devotional, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day - is your invitation into the ancient yet powerful discipline of the Daily Office, the practice of pausing morning and evening to reflect on God's work in your life. Each devotional will reflect on emotionally healthy relational themes, such as clarifying expectations, deep listening, and clean fighting. You'll will be ushered into a transformational practice that will deepen your daily walk with Jesus, and along the way, you'll discover the spiritual nourishment, joy, and peace that comes from meeting with him every day. Emotionally Healthy Relationships Day by Day is also available in Spanish, Relaciones emocionalmente sanas Día a día.
Author and pastor Pete Scazzero awaken participants to a biblical integration of emotional health and the classic practices of contemplative spirituality, leading to a relational revolution with Jesus. It's a simple truth, but one that trips up believers everywhere: You can't be healthy spiritually if you're unhealthy emotionally. In this six-session, small-group Bible study, author and pastor Pete Scazzero takes a close look at what it means to break free from bondage to the past and experience true emotional healing. Many sincere followers of Christ--followers who are truly passionate for God, members of a church, servant-hearted, and considered "mature"--remain stuck at a level of spiritual immaturity, especially when faced with interpersonal conflicts and crises. The Emotionally Healthy Spirituality video study provides a strategy for discipleship that addresses this void, integrating emotional health and contemplative spirituality to help people grow into a faith filled with authenticity and a profound love for God.
Geri Scazzero knew there was something desperately wrong with her life. She felt like a single parent raising her four young daughters alone. She finally told her husband, “I quit,” and left the thriving church he pastored, beginning a journey that transformed her and her marriage for the better. In The Emotionally Healthy Woman,Geri provides you a way out of an inauthentic, superficial spirituality to genuine freedom in Christ. This book is for every woman who thinks, “I can’t keep pretending everything is fine!” The journey to emotional health begins by quitting. Geri quit being afraid of what others think. She quit lying. She quit denying her anger and sadness. She quit living someone else’s life. When you quit those things that are damaging to your soul or the souls of others, you are freed up to choose other ways of being and relating that are rooted in love and lead to life. When you quit for the right reasons, at the right time, and in the right way, you’re on the path not only to emotional health, but also to the true purpose of your life. "QUITTING WILL SET YOU FREE! Not a typical message heard in the church today, especially among 'nice, Christian women," but one that has been needed for years! By refusing to cling to a shell of pretension, the true freedom of our new lives in Christ is realized, and Geri shows us how. A fast, informed read, this book breaks down the walls of the false ideals we cling to in and shows us that by quitting these idols, we re-discover God's love. I was supposed to read this book. I needed to read this book. Thank you, Geri." Kim de Blecourt, Short-term Adventure Specialist with Food for Orphans and author of "Until We All Come Home: A Harrowing Journey, a Mother's Courage, a Race to Freedom"
Pete and Geri Scazzero developed The Emotionally Healthy (EH) Relationships Course over a 21-year period to directly address core biblical principles to guide you and others into an experience of discipleship that will deply change your life. In the EH Relationships Course, everyone will learn 8 practical relationship skills to develop mature, loving relationships with others such as: Stop Mind Reading and Clarify Expectations Incarnational Listening Climb the Ladder of Integrity Clean Fighting And since loving other sand loving God cannot be separated, each person will also grow in their personal, first-hand relationships with Jesus by incorporating stillness, silence, and Scripture as daily life rhythms. This workbook includes sessions introductions, group discussion questions, personal action steps, and between the sessions personal study. It is part of the Emotionally Healthy (EH) Relationships Course that also includes the Emotionally Healthy Relationships video and the Emotionally Healthy Relationships Day by Day devotional. Join us for a powerful journey that will walk you through a door that will change forever the way you love God, others, and yourself. Sessions include: Take Your Community Temperature Reading Stop Mind Reading and Clarify Expectations Genogram Your Family Explore the Iceberg Listen Incarnationally Climb the Ladder of Integrity Fight Cleanly Develop a “Rule of Life” to Implement Emotionally Healthy Skills Designed for use with the Emotionally Healthy Relationships Video Study (sold separately).
Do you feel too overwhelmed to enjoy life, unable to sort out the demands on your time? Are you doing your best work as a leader, yet not making an impact? Have you ever felt stuck, powerless to change your environment? In The Emotionally Healthy Leader, bestselling author Peter Scazzero shows leaders how to develop a deep, inner life with Christ, examining its profound implications for surviving stress, planning and decision making, building teams, creating healthy culture, influencing others, and much more. Going beyond simply offering a quick fix or new technique, The Emotionally Healthy Leader gets to the core, beneath-the-surface issues of uniquely Christian leadership. This book is more than a book you will read; it is a resource you will come back to over and over again.
Emotional health and spiritual maturity are inseparable: that is the premise of the award-winning book The Emotionally Healthy Church. This stand-alone workbook helps leaders and lay persons alike apply the biblical truths in Peter Scazzero's revolutionary book to their personal lives, small groups, and churches. Eight studies take you beyond merely reading about emotional health to actually cultivating it as a disciple of Jesus. Step by step, you'll discover what it means to have Christ transform the deep places hidden beneath the surface so that you might become more authentic and loving toward God, others, and yourself.
After almost three decades of pastoring New Life Fellowship Church in the bustle of New York City, Peter Scazzero discovered that most people are missing the deep emotional change that can happen in their walk with Jesus. Scazzero found two truths to be true: you can't be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature, and unless you slow and quiet your life down for a direct relationship with Jesus Christ, little change is possible. The integration of these two truths unleashed a spiritual revolution in Scazzero, in his church, and now in thousands of other churches. In this booklet based on his bestselling book Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, Scazzero helps readers identify the top ten symptoms of emotionally unhealthy spirituality and what they can do about them. He includes an assessment for readers to take to find out how emotionally healthy they really are and seven devotions to lead them on the journey to health.
Geri Scazzero knew there was something desperately wrong with her life. She felt like a single parent raising her four young daughters alone. She finally told her husband, “I quit,” and left the thriving church he pastored, beginning a journey that transformed her and her marriage for the better. In this eight-session video Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), Geri provides you a way out of an inauthentic, superficial spirituality to genuine freedom in Christ. This study is for every woman who thinks, “I can’t keep pretending everything is fine!” The journey to emotional health begins by quitting. Geri quit being afraid of what others think. She quit lying. She quit denying her anger and sadness. She quit living someone else’s life. When you quit those things that are damaging to your soul or the souls of others, you are freed up to choose other ways of being and relating that are rooted in love and lead to life. When you quit for the right reasons, at the right time, and in the right way, you’re on the path not only to emotional health, but also to the true purpose of your life. Sessions include: Quit Being Afraid of What Others Think Quit Lying Quit Dying to the Wrong Things Quit Denying Anger, Sadness and Fear Quit Blaming Quit Overfunctioning Quit Faulty Thinking Quit Living Someone Else’s Life Designed for use with the Emotionally Healthy Woman Video Study (sold separately).