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Author Smedes, Lewis B.

Title Shame and grace : healing the shame we don't deserve / Lewis B. Smedes.

Imprint [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1993.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  233.4 S32    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  233.4 S637S    Check Shelf
Edition 1st ed.
Description 170 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-170).
Contents A very heavy feeling -- Shame's close relations -- Leading candidates for shame -- Healthy shame : a voice from our true self -- Unhealthy shame : a voice from our false self -- Spiritual shame : the price we pay to see God? -- Social shame : the pain of rejection -- Our sense of shame : keeper of our mysteries -- How our parents can shame us -- How the church fed my shame -- How we shame ourselves -- Escapes from shame -- Intermezzo : a little parable -- The beginning of our healing -- With our shadows -- Singing "Amazing grace" without feeling like a wretch -- Places to find traces of grace -- Coming to terms with our shamers -- Accepting ourselves -- Living life lightly -- The return of joy -- Postscript : a faith for the lighter life.
Summary Presents a discussion of shame, the feeling people sometimes have--whether justified or not--that they just do not measure up, looks at the causes of such feelings, and explains how shame can be healed through the grace of God.
Subject Shame.
Shame -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Shame. (OCoLC)fst01115183
Shame -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. (OCoLC)fst01115189
ISBN 0060675217 (alk. paper)
9780060675219 (alk. paper)
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