• Emotionally Healthy Discipleship

  • Moving from Shallow Christianity to Deep Transformation
  • By: Peter Scazzero
  • Narrated by: Peter Scazzero
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (213 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Pastors and church leaders want to see lives changed by the gospel. They work tirelessly to care for people, initiate new programs and ministries, preach new sermon series, and keep up with the latest trends. Sadly, it would seem that much of this effort is not resulting in deeply changed disciples.

Why? Because many churches are unknowingly operating from a shallow discipleship that allows people to recycle the same problems year after year. Churchgoers are increasingly passive with lives not distinct from the culture. People are not able to integrate anger and sadness. Many are defensive and incapable of revealing their own weaknesses. Church leaders desperately need a better way of teaching people what it means to follow Jesus in a transformative way.

In Emotionally Healthy Discipleship, best-selling author Pete Scazzero combines three decades of wisdom with hard lessons from his own ministry journey. He lays out what is required for church leaders to multiply deeply changed people who are growing in relationship with God, themselves, and others.

Scazzero begins with four beneath-the-surface, systemic gaps that undermine serious discipleship. He provides a clear vision for a church culture that deeply changes lives and then practically unpacks the seven biblical marks of emotionally healthy discipleship:

  1. Learn to be before you do
  2. Follow the crucified, not the Americanized, Jesus
  3. Receive the gift of limits
  4. Befriend suffering and loss
  5. Break the power of the past
  6. Practice the presence of people
  7. Lead out of brokenness and vulnerability

Finally, he lays out practical steps for you to create an emotionally healthy discipleship culture that actually has the power to change the world.

Graphics, assessments, and appendixes are available in the audiobook companion PDF download.

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©2021 Peter Scazzero (P)2021 Zondervan

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New Work

With several books with similar titles by the author the concern was for just a recap of older material. Though some of that work is woven into this book it is fresh and new material to truly discuss discipleship in a biblical light.

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not able to finish

too new age for me, unable to finish listening. I would not recommend this. It's not what I was hoping

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A great follow up to earlier books

This latest book in the Emotionally Healthy series displayed the author's own growth and maturity. The incorporation of church history and Christian spirituality have been refreshing additions in his last two books.

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I loved it

Being emotionally health = increased spiritual possibilities and connectedness.

I enjoyed the history lesson and how he connected his claims to scripture. Actually a lot of this relates to skills taught by therapist

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Heaven Sent

Our Father, thank you for using Your son Peter Scazzero and Emotionally Healthy Discipleship as a way to put Your back on the throne of our hearts and the church. This book given is a sermon, Bible Study and road map thank You. May our hearts receive this gift of love and encouragement. In Jesus Christ name amen

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Don’t Let The Title Deter You!

Initially, after reading the title “Emotionally Healthy Discipleship”, I was hesitant to begin reading it. But after a friends strong recommendation of this book I gave it a shot. It ended up being the most transformational books that I’ve read concerning discipleship. Very grateful for Peter and team’s years of experience and biblical study of discipleship, in a way that disciples the next generation. Highly recommend this book!

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First rate help with emotional health!

Following Jesus as a mature follower includes emotional and relational health. This book shows you how.

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We need this information in the church

Peter Scazzero has bravely addressed the much-needed issues of our day. This book is some thing every Christian should read, every church should embrace, as we grow in discipleship in Christ! Our world needs us to be as healthy as we can possibly be. It’s our lack of health that has led to our culture’s unhealthy state. Recommend highly

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A Must Read

I wish I would have read this earlier in my ministry. I would have saved a lot of money on therapy. This is a must read for anyone in, or interested in, ministry.

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Just Wow

This beyond amazing! Every Christian must at least listen. The exposing that will happen as you listen is insane. Much detail given to the content. I plan on going through all material by this auto author.

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An absolute must have resource

One of the best Christian resources after the Bible, period. I would highly encourage individuals and churches to take the time to study this book.