I am glad that I did not read Peter Scazzero's book The Emotionally Healthy Church five years ago. Having virtually ignored my emotions since childhood, it probably would have only made me mad. However, after receiving guidance under a mentor and a deep-relationally men's' group (VCC Augusta), I have can now read Scazzero's book in firm agreement. Emotional health is crucial, if not necessary, to sound discipleship.
Scazerro points out that personal strengths and gifts are insufficient by themselves. What lies beneath the surface of a person often has more impact on decision making and outcomes.
Scazerro outlines the need for leaders to exemplify the humbling journey of spiritual & emotional formation with six principles:
I would recommend The Emotionally Healthy Church to any pastor or leader. To a business mind similar like mine it may seem counter-intuitive at first since productivity must make way for personal feelings, but in reality it will turn out as a necessary down payment for long term teamwork and success.
Brett Yardley: Warrior for Christ. Devoted Husband. Proud Father. Martial Artist. Hopeful Philosopher & Theologian. Aspiring Teacher & Writer.