Monday, January 26, 2009

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

I'll be writing a bit on a couple of books in the coming weeks (I think). Sometimes putting your own thoughts into writing doesn't work, at least not for mass consumption on this boundary-less blogosphere. So I'm going to comment some on stuff I've been reading. It's been a while since I've come across any books that struck a chord inside of me. Thankfully, I've come across a couple in the last few weeks, and I intend to write about them.

The first one is entitled Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, and it's written by Pete Scazzero. I like this book because its basic premise encircles some issues I'm dealing with in my life right now. He states the premise one the front cover: "It is impossible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature." That kind of blanket statement almost forces you to disprove it as quickly as possible. But while I would have taken issue with it years ago, I'm coming around to accepting its basic point.

More on that soon.


Blogger Bill said...

Maturity is relative, most disciplines are particular, and emotions reveal what is already inside us. So nanny-nanny boo-boo.

But if he's saying that Emotional Maturity requires reigning it in, and that the spirit is the proper way to do that... then yeah. Duh.

Thbbpppt! :p

6:04 PM  
Blogger Mike Morrell said...

I look forward to your thoughts on this, and whatever Other Book might lie next. How (Not) to Speak of God by Pete, by any chance? :)

5:59 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Clearly, Mike is sooooo much more mature than me. But, um - yeah, me too. :)

10:04 PM  

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