Geri Scazzero knew something was wrong with her life and her ministry. After having spent 17 years trying unsuccessfully to fit into the traditional mold of “perfect pastor’s wife,” she finally threw in the proverbial towel. Making the painful decision to leave her husband’s thriving church, she stopped pretending everything was “fine” and embarked upon a solitary journey of faith. Her emotional and spiritual trek not only established a revolutionary new paradigm in her life, but it also led her to a beautifully transformed life, marriage and ministry.
Within the pages of her latest book, The Emotionally Healthy Woman: Eight Things You Have to Quit to Change Your Life (Zondervan, January 2013), author and popular conference speaker Scazzero shares deeply out of her own life, offering a seasoned and radical message for Christian women today.
Scazzero does not hesitate to introduce women to revolutionary ideas that are rarely spoken in our churches today. “When we quit those things that are damaging to our souls or to the souls of others, we are freed up to choose other ways of being and relating that are rooted in love and lead to life,” says Scazzero. “When we quit fear of what others think, we choose freedom. When we quit lies, we choose truth. When we quit blaming, we choose to take responsibility. When we quit faulty thinking, we choose to live in reality. When we quit for the right reasons, quitting changes us. Something breaks inside of us when we finally say, ‘No more.’ But it must be done for the right reasons, at the right time and in the right way.”
For those ready to embark upon an authentic journey to change, The Emotionally Healthy Woman offers an indispensable traveler’s guide. A talented wordsmith and a skilled leader, Scazzero combines her own experiences with familiar biblical stories and scripture to provide a spiritual and emotional roadmap, pinpointing alternate routes that are forged by love and leading straight to the life God intended.
Scazzero, along with her husband, Pete, is co-founder of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, a ministry designed to equip pastors and churches with a spiritual formation paradigm that integrates emotional health with contemplative spirituality. Previously released by Zondervan under a different title, The Emotionally Healthy Woman explores a critical missing link in our following of Jesus, opening a doorway to deep transformation in us, our families and our communities. This is a must-read on every Christian woman’s bookshelf.
The Emotionally Healthy Woman:
Eight Things You Have to Quit to Change Your Life
by Geri Scazzero
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing
Publication Date: January 1, 2013
List Price: $14.99
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