About the Book:
Learn to recognize and process feelings of shame in a biblical way to restore God-ordained self-worth and hope.
“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” - Romans 8:1
Shame is an assault on the core of who we are. It assassinates our character, minimizes our worth, and dashes our hope. Like Adam and Eve, we often hide shame, but hiding never heals it. Left unattended, shame can develop into a crippling reality that paralyzes us. Like an infectious disease, shame impacts everyone . . . but not all shame is bad.
Shame can with be an oppressive and powerful tool of worldly condemnation or a source of conviction that God uses to bring his people back to himself. Having the discernment to know the difference and recognize shame in its many forms can change the course of one's life.
In a transparently honest style, Pass shares her experience dealing with shame after learning that her former husband was a sexual offender. Having lived through the aftermath, she leads you into God's Word where you will see for yourself that God is bigger than your pain, shame, mistakes, and limitations.
Shame Off You shares how freedom can be found in choosing to break the cycle of shame by learning from the past, developing healthy thinking patterns, silencing lies, and overcoming the traps of vanity and other people's opinions.
You can find out more at https://shameoffyou.life/the-book.
You can watch the book trailer here.
I am impressed with the insights shared in this book. Pass helps us see how shame is related to our self-worth and reminds us where our worth is really found. She shows how we must find the core root of our shame and then find a cure in Christ. She also shares the process of shame works and how we can break the cycle of shame.
My favorite chapter in the book was the one on shame from the past. I learned a great deal about acceptance, forgiving myself, anger, failure to accept the reality of who I am in Christ, and much more.
The insight that impacted me the most was, “When man rejects us, it might just be an assignment from God.” (53) God might be shocking us into looking again where we are seeking acceptance – not from Him!
This is a great book. If you feel plagued by shame, you will find the principles of healing here. It would be a good book for personal study as there are questions for reflection at the end of each chapter. She also has a section at the end of the book with Scriptures to help defeat shame.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
About the Author:
Denise Pass is an award-winning CCM recording artist and singer-songwriter, accomplished writer/blogger, speaker and worship leader on staff at her home church. She shares an inspirational message through her ministry, Seeing Deep Ministries, about seeing the deeper truth in God's Word when life hurts. She also founded and directed a home education co-op for 12 years and engaged in many educational pursuits, including forming and directing a classical children's choir. A graduate of the University of Maryland, she now lives in Maryland with her “Kinsman Redeemer” husband and five children. You can find out more at https://denisepass.com/.
Abingdon Press, 240 pages.
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Read With Audra. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by Read With Audra.