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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (332 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Scazzero, Warren Bird Narrator: Steven Roy Grimsley, Tom Casaletto Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN: 9780310304401
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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.  Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryan Neuschwander | 2/19/2014

    " This book will keep me busy a long time, now that I've read it.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith | 1/28/2014

    " This comes out in Japanese this month (June 2009). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 12/1/2013

    " Some great insights regarding emotional health for all people, whether in leadership or not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 11/26/2013

    " "I hope this book helps me mature emotionally so my life and character reflect what I say I believe about God." That's what I said before I read the book. Well, obviously just reading a book doesn't change your character - poof! - but this book did give me lots of new ways of thinking that I hope to make into habits so that I will grow in Christ-likeness even in my emotions, feelings and habitual attitudes. A book that says things I haven't heard elsewhere. Note: persevere through the first two sections (do read them)to get to the meat in the last two sections! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Wheatley | 11/24/2013

    " only read part of it... though the part was great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 11/24/2013

    " Good truth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/22/2013

    " Pastor Pete does an amazing job at promoting emotional health as it relates to personal growth toward God and the growth of the entire church. I especially loved it because I absolutely believe how our emotional health is spun together with our spiritual and physical health. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zeke | 9/18/2013

    " Worth reading if you want to do some serious soul searching. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney Huskisson | 8/27/2013

    " Really excellent and necessary read for anyone involved in church work, or leadership. This book gets to the heart of the leader and encourages authentic, healthy leadership. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ugonna | 7/17/2013

    " Great book for those trying to find balance and personal wholeness if you are a Martha-type or involved in leadership in the church; I learned about tendencies I need to keep watch over "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Salzman | 7/10/2013

    " Didn't get completely through it, but enough to realize one very very important concept: your emotions are different from your spirituality. Properly separating the two is vitally important for your well-being. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel Barnhart | 4/13/2013

    " A relatively well-written book and interesting to read. However, it seemed much more "emotion" driven - as the title implies - rather than Biblically based (I term it psycho-babble), and so not one that I would reference. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 12/24/2012

    " Some good stuff to think about. Especially appreciated the idea of past family history & repeated patterns of dealing with crises, stress, relationships. The idea that a congregation really doesn't mature more than its leadership is a slightly disturbing thought. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wayne | 11/10/2012

    " Among my top ten favorite books of the year. A useful resource for continued spiritual growth and discipleship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 8/7/2012

    " i am deeply indebted to sandra for recommending this book. came at a very good time for me. the first half of book is 5 stars. second half 3. but it is good for those who serve in a church or are leading an organization and want to do it the healthy way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gregg | 5/3/2012

    " Unfortunately most churches don't integrate emotional health into their discipleship/spiritual formation process. This book shows us how. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Norman | 2/8/2012

    " Excellent info about how our emotions affect our leadership decisions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danny | 11/19/2011

    " Excellent book! Lead out of "my failures, weaknesses, & struggles, not my successes." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 7/10/2011

    " A solid practical book with some really good insights into developing a culture of emotional growth. It's pretty anecdotal so don't expect great theological insights or precision. It is a good read for our very emotionally shallow culture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pablo | 6/13/2011

    " Amazing book that ministry leaders must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 5/2/2011

    " A must read for those who have read Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by the same author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 3/10/2011

    " Excellent principles for healthy living - useful in a church setting or with any relationship. Practical insights and good use of Scripture. A few too many personal stories and overly repeated praise of his own church, but still a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Les | 2/5/2011

    " Southern Christianity needs to read this book very badly. Changes what you think about "success" in ministry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 1/4/2011

    " Some good stuff to think about. Especially appreciated the idea of past family history & repeated patterns of dealing with crises, stress, relationships. The idea that a congregation really doesn't mature more than its leadership is a slightly disturbing thought. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wayne | 12/7/2010

    " Among my top ten favorite books of the year. A useful resource for continued spiritual growth and discipleship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 2/25/2010

    " Some great insights regarding emotional health for all people, whether in leadership or not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danny | 11/7/2009

    " Excellent book! Lead out of "my failures, weaknesses, & struggles, not my successes." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ugonna | 12/13/2008

    " Great book for those trying to find balance and personal wholeness if you are a Martha-type or involved in leadership in the church; I learned about tendencies I need to keep watch over "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greta | 9/3/2008

    " This is an excellent book--especially for anyone in discipleship/leadership roles. Peter Scazzero also wrote Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. I think it is similar just not geared as much towards leaders. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 jin | 9/3/2008

    " i might be sorta biased since it's written by my old pastor=P "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 7/25/2008

    " I liked this one better than the follow up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 4/24/2008

    " i am deeply indebted to sandra for recommending this book. came at a very good time for me. the first half of book is 5 stars. second half 3. but it is good for those who serve in a church or are leading an organization and want to do it the healthy way.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/15/2008

    " Pastor Pete does an amazing job at promoting emotional health as it relates to personal growth toward God and the growth of the entire church. I especially loved it because I absolutely believe how our emotional health is spun together with our spiritual and physical health. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 3/21/2008

    " A relatively well-written book and interesting to read. However, it seemed much more "emotion" driven - as the title implies - rather than Biblically based (I term it psycho-babble), and so not one that I would reference. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 2/2/2008

    " Reading this through my small group at New Life Fellowship; also a good way to have insight to my church since my pastor write it. Addresses a lot of areas of personal growth and maturity and how that makes for an emotionally healthy church. "

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About the Author

Peter Scazzero is the founder of New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, New York City, a large, multiracial church with more than seventy-three countries represented. After serving as senior pastor for twenty-six years, Scazzero now serves as a teaching pastor/pastor at large. He is the author of two bestselling books: The Emotionally Healthy Church and Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. He is also the author of The EHS Course and Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day. Scazzero and his wife, Geri, are the founders of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, a groundbreaking ministry that equips churches in a deep, beneath-the-surface spiritual formation paradigm that integrates emotional health and contemplative spirituality.

About the Narrators

Steven Roy Grimsley is originally from Asheville, North Carolina, and obtained a BA in communication from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee. Steve has performed in dozens of community theater productions in both leading and supporting roles throughout the Charlotte, North Carolina, and Knoxville, Tennessee, areas. In addition, he narrates audiobooks and heads a retro-folk acoustical group, Early Bird Special.

Tom Casaletto is an audiobook narrator whose readings include A Kingdom Called Desire by Rick McKinley, Spiritual Rhythm by Mark Buchanan, Night over Water by Ken Follett, and numerous others.