The Soul of Shame

The Soul of Shame

But God is telling a different story. Curt Thompson unpacks the soul of shame, revealing its ubiquitous nature and neurobiological roots while providing the theological and practical tools necessary to dismantle shame.

Author: Curt Thompson

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830898749

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Whether we realize it or not, shame affects every aspect of our lives. But God is telling a different story. Curt Thompson unpacks the soul of shame, revealing its ubiquitous nature and neurobiological roots while providing the theological and practical tools necessary to dismantle shame. Embrace healing and wholeness as you find freedom from the negative messages that bind you.
Categories: Religion

The Soul of Shame

The Soul of Shame

Rewrite the story of your life and embrace healing and wholeness as you discover and defeat shame's insidious agenda.

Author: Curt Thompson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0369387538

Category: Religion

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We're all infected with a spiritual disease. Its name is shame. Whether we realize it or not, shame affects every aspect of our personal lives and vocational endeavors. It seeks to destroy our identity in Christ, replacing it with a damaged version of ourselves that results in unhealed pain and brokenness. But God is telling a different story for your life. Psychiatrist Curt Thompson unpacks the soul of shame, revealing its ubiquitous nature and neurobiological roots. He also provides the theological and practical tools necessary to dismantle shame, based on years of researching its damaging effects and counseling people to overcome those wounds. Thompson's expertise and compassion will help you identify your own pains and struggles and find freedom from the lifelong negative messages that bind you. Rewrite the story of your life and embrace healing and wholeness as you discover and defeat shame's insidious agenda.
Categories: Religion

Mere Sexuality

Mere Sexuality

See Curt Thompson, The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe about Ourselves (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2015), 47–48. 8. I heard this quote in a recording of a Dan Allender seminar, “Redeeming Sexuality.” 9.

Author: Todd A. Wilson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310535362

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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What do Christians believe about human sexuality? In Mere Sexuality, author and pastor Todd Wilson presents the historic Christian consensus about human sexuality, the Great Tradition of the church for centuries as taught in each of its major expressions - Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant. Wilson highlights the stunning shift of opinion on issues of sexuality in the evangelical church and why this break with the historic church is problematic for the future of Christianity. Along the way he provides ordinary believers with an introduction to the historic Christian vision of sexuality, yet does so in conversation with some of the twenty-first century’s leading challenges to this vision. In a culture that is deeply confused about human sexuality, Wilson believes it is time for evangelicals to retrieve the historic Christian tradition and biblical teaching on the question of sexuality. Mere Sexuality seeks to guide readers back to the beauty and coherence of this vision of sexuality in the face of an aggressive and all-consuming pagan and secular worldview.
Categories: Religion

Unhindered Abundance

Unhindered Abundance

11. Caroline Leaf, Switch On Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2013), 34. 12. Curt Thompson, The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe about Ourselves ...

Author: Ken Baugh

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 9781641586504

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Rewire Your Brain with Truth from Scripture Have you ever felt stuck in your Christian life? Have you wondered if the abundant life Jesus promised is really available for you right here and right now? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then this book is for you. This book will help you identify the spiritual growth barriers that are keeping you stuck as well as show you the way to experience more of the abundant life: a life characterized by more love, joy, peace, and hope than you ever dreamed possible before. Ken Baugh draws us into the inner workings of the brain and the heart, which inform how we process negative and traumatic experiences, but which also can be diverted from health and wholeness by such negative experiences. How we process hard things intellectually and spiritually recalibrates us toward either health and wholeness or bitterness and defeatism. Ken helps us rewire our brains by simmering in the Scriptures that remind us whom we belong to and what God has promised us. The end result is a resilient, robust faith prepared to weather every storm and keep in step with Jesus.
Categories: Religion

Permission to Be Black

Permission to Be Black

41 For additional reading: Bessel van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma (New York: Penguin, 2014); Curt Thompson, The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves ...

Author: A. D. "Lumkile" Thomason

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830847280

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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While many saw a confident, six-foot-five Black man, A. D. "Lumkile" Thomason lived most of his life deeply wounded by encounters with violence, abandonment, and family tragedy. Tracing how the art of Jay-Z gave voice to his own longings and how the gospel of Jesus brought him healing, A. D.'s powerful story gives you permission to be Black, to be Christian, and to be the person God has made you to be.
Categories: Social Science

And Yet Undaunted

And Yet  Undaunted

What we believed about God and ourselves and others—and the dark places those choices take us. ... 73 Curt Thompson, The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe about Ourselves (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2015), 112.

Author: Paula Rinehart

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 9781631469701

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Life is hard. We often find ourselves walking through stories that don’t feel like they should be ours. And yet here we are. We wonder where our good God is in the midst of it. But we are not left without hope. In fact—we have the greatest hope of all. Through vulnerable stories and rich insight, Paula Rinehart and Connally Gilliam point to the Larger Story that carries all the anxiety, longing, and beauty of your life. The backdrop of the big gospel story—creation (how life ought to be), the fall (how life is), redemption (how life can be), and restoration (how life will be one day)—gives context to our lives and hope for walking forward. The grand story of the gospel of Jesus Christ frames our every step. Discover renewed strength and joy in the middle of your ache . . . and the goodness of God that will give you the courage to remain yet undaunted.
Categories: Religion

Healed

Healed

We have shamed the female body and made it an object to be scrutinized rather than a living gift, part of God's beloved creation. ... Curt Thompson, The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe about Ourselves (Downers Grove, ...

Author: Kate Moorehead

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780898690705

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

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• A biblical, theological perspective on mental illness • Offers a new view of Mary Magdalene’s role for us today Mary Magdalene, first witness to Jesus’s resurrection, has been one of the most misunderstood of all the saints, maligned for centuries as a prostitute, despite there being nothing in the Bible to indicate anything of the sort. The Bible does say that Mary was possessed by demons, and that Jesus healed her. Today, we would call Mary’s problem not possession but a mental health condition. Author Kate Morehead says, “A saint is someone who walks ahead of us, guides us, and keeps us on the path to life . . . . For us, they are role models. Like us, they struggled and journeyed, but they drew closer and each one of them carved out a different path to God. “It is my hope and prayer that by telling the truth of her story, Mary Magdalene might take her rightful place as the guide for those of us who struggle with mental health issues (and if we are truly honest, that means each and every one of us) . . . . It is time for us to let her show us her beautiful, unique, and sometimes frightening path to true health. It is a path that leads directly to heart of God.”
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Stronger Every Day

Stronger Every Day

I have found the iEQ9 offered by Cron to be informative and useful, both personally and professionally. ... Curt Thompson, The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe about Ourselves (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2015), 93.

Author: Janell Rardon

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781493428939

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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As a trauma-informed professional life coach, Janell Rardon spends a good deal of her day-to-day work with brokenness--broken families, broken relationships, broken hearts and souls. In response to the pleas of her clients, she developed a set of emotional health tools that help them repair the broken parts of their lives. In Stronger Every Day, she shares those powerful tools with you. In this heartlifting book, she helps you to - transform pain into meaning - experience secure attachment with God - shape healthy thoughts - shift from shame to self-compassion - practice healthy assertiveness - set mental and emotional boundaries - understand triggers and defense mechanisms - regulate emotional highs and lows - cultivate healthy human connection With inspiring Scriptures, quotes, prayers, personal stories, and case studies, Rardon sets you on the path of emotional health so that you can be stronger than ever--every day.
Categories: Religion

Beauty Order and Mystery

Beauty  Order  and Mystery

7Curt Thompson, The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2015), 47. 8Jay Schroeder, “Sexual Abuse and a Theology of Embodiment,” in The Long Journey Home: Understanding ...

Author: Todd Wilson

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830889884

Category: Religion

Page: 229

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Based on the 2016 conference of the Center for Pastor Theologians, this volume brings together the reflections of church leaders and academic theologians on the theme of human sexuality. Contributors engage with Scripture, draw on examples from church history, and delve into current issues in contemporary culture, including embodiment, marriage, homosexuality, pornography, transgenderism, and gender dysphoria.
Categories: Religion

Free

Free

“Guilt is about” and “Guilt can be forgiven”: I don't recall where I first encountered these helpful concepts, but I've been applying them for years. 3. Curt Thompson, The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe about Ourselves ...

Author: J. Kevin Butcher

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 9781641582612

Category: Religion

Page: 225

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Are you weary? Trying to follow Jesus and be a “good Christian,” only to hear the voice of shame whisper, try harder? Good Christians are supposedly known for diligently practicing spiritual disciplines like Bible study, prayer, evangelism, and serving God. Disciplines that are expected, through inspired effort, to conquer sin in us and in the world. The tragedy is, so few Christians understand that we aren’t just sinful but wounded. We don’t need a list of disciplines. We need a Healer, a Deliverer to come and set us free. Here is the truth: We have a Healer. His name is Jesus Christ. He loves us. His calls us first to own how desperate we are—for him; and then to accept his invitation to abide in his great love. Kevin Butcher points us toward this healing Jesus, who offers us his all-encompassing love. You will find nothing here about lists and shoulds. Instead, you will discover how to fall in love with Jesus and then how to walk with him—not in drudgery, but freedom—abiding in his love. A love that rescues us from drudgery and shame, surrounding us with joy even in our darkest hour. A love so powerful that it births our worship, obedience, and willingness to surrender all to him. Even when hell is at your doorstep, the love of Jesus will surround you, protect you, empower you, and set you free. Because God’s love isn’t just important to your journey—God’s love is everything.
Categories: Religion