Emotionally Healthy Spirituality (Peter Scazzero)
One percent of church leaders say that they are doing well in disciplining new and young believers. After almost three decades as lead pastor at New Life Fellowship Church in the bustle of New York City, Pete Scazzero discovered that most people are not being changed in our churches, and, as a result, are not changing the world.
Pete learned the hard way: you can’t be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. Though Pete was an experienced pastor of a growing church, his life and faith remained emotionally unhealthy. Like so many others in the church, he routinely:
- avoided healthy conflict in the name of keeping the peace
- ignored and suppressed emotions
- used work for God as an excuse to run from God
- lived without limits.
Unless you slow and quiet your life down for a first-hand relationship with Jesus Christ, little change is possible. The integration of these two truths unleashed a spiritual revolution in Pete, in his church, and now in thousands of other churches.