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Offering hope to those struggling under the burden of shame, this book shines the life-giving light of the gospel on the things that leave us feeling worthless and rejected, directing our attention to the God who promises to forgive and restore us—no matter what.
Number of Pages: 208
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.25 (inches)|
Heather Davis Nelson (MA, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a writer, counselor, and speaker. Heather writes regularly at HeatherDavisNelson.com and has been a featured writer at the Gospel Coalition, as well as a contributing author to the Journal of Biblical Counseling. She and her husband are parents to twin daughters and live in southeastern Virginia. She is the author of Unashamed: Healing Our Brokenness and Finding Freedom from Shame.
Edward T. Welch (PhD, University of Utah) is a counselor and faculty member at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation. He has been counseling for more than 35 years and has written extensively on the topics of depression, fear, and addictions. His books include When People Are Big and God Is Small, Crossroads: A Step-by-Step Guide Away From Addiction, Running Scared: Fear, Worry and the God of Rest, Shame Interrupted, and Side by Side. He blogs regularly at CCEF.org.
melzNYAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great book!!!!July 3, 2016melzNYAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Heather Davis Nelson writes of a topic that haunts many women: shame. Mrs. Nelson speaks about the many forms in which shame appears; such as in our relationships, body image, and sin to name a few. She speaks of how shame traps us in condemnation, unforgiveness, and punishing ourselves. She speaks from her own experiences of feeling shame, which maker her very relatable. Mrs. Nelson imparts the tools to letting go of shame and clarifies the difference between shame and guilt.
I would strongly recommend this book to every woman. Shame is such a widespread feeling that impacts so strongly and I feel that Mrs. Nelsons words of advice, tools to overcoming shame, and message that Jesus Christ is our healer are very important and helpful for women today.
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Cindy NavarroCullman, ALAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Help in overcoming shame.July 2, 2016Cindy NavarroCullman, ALAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3Unashamed: Healing Our Brokenness and Finding Freedom from Shame by Heather Davis Nelson invites us to not only be healed of our own shame but also be a part of healing for others. She shines the life-giving light of the gospel on the things that leave us feeling worthless and rejected, giving us courage us to walk out of shames shadows and offering hope for our bondage to brokenness. Through the gospel, we discover the only real and lasting antidote to shame: exchanging our shame for the righteousness of Christ alongside others on this same journey. A writer, counselor, retreat speaker, wife,and mom, Heather writes "as a way to connect with others as we find hope amidst the broken places of life and seek grace for daily struggles."
My Review: There is probably no one who has not suffered some degree of shame. Heather explains the difference between shame and guilt, and then, provides chapters that delve deeper into the different types. Among those highlighted are Performance, Body, Social, Marriage, and Parenting. Each of us has experienced shame in one or more categories, with some of the worst shame and guilt when it comes to parenting. However, my favorite chapter was Shame and the Church. Instead of a place to find hope and healing, especially from others who have broken from those chains of shame, we often discover only seemingly perfect people. I am guilty myself of keeping my own shame buried than trying to help others who are often struggling. Definitely gave me something to think and pray about.
It's a good book and would be great for a support group or small group discussion. Great Scripture used and anecdotes help to personalize how shame impacts others.
I received a copy of this book at no charge to myself in exchange for an honest review from FlyBy Bloggers and Propeller Consulting, LLC.