Shame Interrupted

Title:  Shame Interrupted
Author:  Edward T. Welch
Pages:  352
Year:  2012
Publisher:  New Growth Press
Note:  I received a complimentary copy from B & B media for an honest review.  Follow me on twitter @lcjohnson1988 or on my website:
                Sometimes when I start looking through a book that is new, I try to see what the author is going to place before me as his premise.  With a title of Shame Interrupted, that alone made me wonder what this book contained.  Would it be helpful to read, thought provoking and encouraging, or another one with fluff and no meat?  Edward Welch does us a favor in this book with his honest sharing about his Lord, his life, and his hopes.
                Edward Welch does counseling, and this book is very Bible-based.  No one person can say they don’t need to read it.  Why?  Adam and Eve’s actions brought about the consequence of sin.  Sin brought shame then and still does today.  Shame comes from a couple of different sources, and it helps to know where it comes from and how to deal with it openly and honestly with God.  Perhaps you have a really trustworthy, God-fearing friend with whom you can share anything.  Well, this book is for the two of you to do together.  No one is exempt from shame.  Sometimes reading a book with counsel like this uncovers what we may or may not know about the inner workings of our own hearts.
                I hope that you get the book to see what God says about shame and how He has dealt with it so that we can all be set free.  As always, the choice to deal with our shame is ours alone.  Jesus invites us always to deal with our stuff openly before Him.  Sometimes we may choose to run away from confronting our shame.  Then, we realize the only hope we have is running towards Him.  If you have been hurt from a myriad of sources or people, or have hurt others, this book helps you deal with your heart according to Scripture.  God doesn’t expect any of us to deal with our shame alone; He wants us to cast all our cares upon Him.  Grab this book, take a deep breath, and savor the hope that is within these pages.  Take the time or make the time to be alone before God.  Then pray for someone God can bless you with so both of you can embark on a journey toward Him, leaving the lies behind. 
                It took a couple days for me to read this, and I am glad it did.  There were times I would write my thoughts in the book or questions.  You might want to read this with a pen or pencil in your hand too?  Maybe you want to share it with someone when you’re done?  In any case, let the Spirit lead you through this book and through the journey to leave the chains of shame behind once and for all.
                Rating:  Five stars
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