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Part of the Women of the Word Bible Study series, From Shame to Beauty discusses the difference between legitimate shame and false shame. Arm yourself with truth against attacks of false shame. This study is eight weeks in length and each lesson is divided into four sections: A Closer Look at the Problem, A Closer Look at God's Truth, A Closer Look at My Own Heart, and Action Steps I Can Take Today. Don't live in the shadow of shame any longer! Includes a Leader's Guide for Small-Group discussion. Paperback.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 112 Vendor: Regal Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches) ISBN: 0830752358 ISBN-13: 9780830752355 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
There are two kinds of shame. Legitimate shame is a tool in the hands of a forgiving God; we feel it when we recognize our sin and turn to Him. False shame, on the other hand, is a tool in the hands of the enemy; Satan uses it to convince believers that they are not worthy of Gods love and acceptance, and to turn them away from fellowship with Him. In From Shame to Beauty, readers will discover how to arm themselves against false shame and live confidently in the knowledge of Gods love. This interactive study, ideal for individuals or small groups, guides readers through a process of healing from false shame that has plagued their lives and relationships. From Shame to Beauty includes eight weeks of study. Topics include "Characteristics of Shame," "Cause of Shame," "Contagion of Shame," "Cure for Shame" and much more. Each weeks study examines how false shame threatens the lives of believers, digs into Scripture to find out what Gods Word has to say about it, offers readers the opportunity to reflect on their own struggle with shame and suggests practical action steps to help readers apply what they have learned.
MARIE POWERS has been a diligent student of the Bible since she became a Christian as a young married woman. She has taught courses on shame at a local community college and several churches. She serves as director of premarital counseling and lay counseling at her home church. She and her husband Jim live in Mill Creek, Washington and are the parents of four adult children.