A few years ago I read Peter Scazzero’s The Emotionally Healthy Church. I liked it so much I brought Scazzero to Champaign-Urbana, Ill., in the fall of 2004 to speak to 165 pastors on emotional health. The following fall (2005) I brought Peter and Geri Scazzero to the Vineyard Church to lead a marriage retreat.
Now Pete has just released his newest book called Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. Some of the material repeats in the new book, but Scazzero gets it, and he’s worth reading. He turns the prism over and over saying in new ways, "If you’re not emotionally healthy, you cannot be spirituality."
He’s right. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality would make a good Christmas gift.
I’m preaching a sermon on Sunday at the Quad Cities Vineyard in Northwest Illinois I’ve entitled: "Emotional Health plus Contemplative Spirituality equals a Merry Christmas."