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.
12/23/2020 05:19:30 am
(if you remember me)...shoot me some contact info and I'll get a phone call on with you...I actually ran across your review of "the emotionally healthy church" trying to put together a book list of my foundation books for my current pastor...great to recognize you (minus the hat of course)
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