Emotionally Healthy Spirituality – Book Review
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero – Book Review
I love to review books that I had great experience with and so it was exciting to do a book review for Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. Also, a few my friends asked that I do a review of this book so, ta-da!
Who should read Emotionally Healthy Spirituality?
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, in my opinion, is a book for those who are trying to make sense of their walk with God. It is for those who are trying to know God for themselves beyond what they have been told or taught.
Have you ever been in a space where you’re completed tired of everything, including your Christian faith?
You know the words in the bible aren’t fallacies, and the many preachers you know who preach sound doctrine aren’t lying either, but you’re not experiencing all the things they are saying or you’re reading.
You’re just trying to be that christian, but you’re not living the life.
You then come to that point in your life where you want to be truthful to yourself. You find that the christian life, even though it’s the truth, wasn’t just making any sense yet. So you want to pause to catch your breath and even understand everything for yourself before you continue.
Oh well, that was my experience in 2017 and in 2018. I genuinely pursued God with all sense of consciousness and intentionality. It really did change the course of my life for the better.
The effect of reading Emotionally Healthy Spirituality.
What this book did to me was to validate what I had experienced between 2017 and 2018. It gave my experience a voice, and it made more sense.
Felt like someone shared my experience and put it in a beautiful perspective. It made me appreciate even more what I experienced some 7 years ago.
Highlights of the book.
You cannot confine God to a space. I don’t think the descriptions of scripture fully explains who God actually is. Because, if you read a part of Genesis and you try to understand the creator that made the heavens and the earth you live in. I don’t know what that does to you. For me, it leaves me thinking and imagining and writing. Some things, I cannot even fathom.
If you also read through Revelation, it leaves you to wonder at who this God is. So I say to myself, a time is coming when I’ll see him face to face, maybe then, it’ll make better sense.
The more you know God and about him, the less you know, and the more you want to know. You cannot catch up with God, not because he is moving away or anything, just that you cannot finish knowing him. He is an inexhaustible estate.
As you read this book with curiousity, I want you to know that God has offered you an opportunity to new beginnings in him. An opportunity to know him for yourself.
In your quest for a healthy spirituality, here are a few things to also note:
- Pay attention. God always speaks, in the little things, in the big things. It it’s our duty to pay attention and be God conscious, so we can hear what he says to us per time.
- Wait in the confusing in-between. As you try to figure out what God has said to you, it may not too clear from the foregoing, just wait.
- Embrace the gift of limits. A philosopher once said “Ignorance is a gift, it keeps us humble“. A bank manager would need to submit to the Doctor’s instructions if s/he wants to get the help that they need and vice versa.
- Climb the ladder of humility. You don’t attain humility in a day. It happens over time. Follow the process, and ensure to climb the ladder.
- Let the old birth the new in His time. From what you have known, you easily migrate to the new life.
As our wheat fall to the ground and die daily, it continues to bear many seeds.
I cannot wait for you to dive right into this book and feast.
If you have read this book before, what were your major lessons from the book?
If you haven’t read the book, I recommend you do, and also come back to this post to share you lessons.
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