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Overview Hope for the Restless, Hurting Heart "Shame on you." We've all heard those words and felt the sting in our souls. We might try hard to earn love and acceptance for a while, but eventually we find ourselves exhausted, anxious, despaired. Shame can motivate us to try harder but it never sets us free. It is, in short, a lie that steals real peace and hides true joy. Now Alan D. Wright shares in a refreshing new way how to let the grace and power of Jesus Christ transform you and unlock the key to an entirely new way of living and loving. While he experienced this liberation for himself, as a pastor he has also guided countless others to the same place of freedom. Here's how to give up your tireless quest for the approval of others, find rest in God's love, and turn the exhortation upside down: where the shame comes off you...for good!
Hope for the Restless, Hurting Heart
“Shame on you.” We’ve all heard those words and felt the sting in our souls. We might try hard to earn love and acceptance for a while, but eventually we find ourselves exhausted, anxious, despaired. Shame can motivate us to try harder but it never sets us free. It is, in short, a lie that steals real peace and hides true joy. Now Alan D. Wright shares in a refreshing new way how to let the grace and power of Jesus Christ transform you and unlock the key to an entirely new way of living and loving. While he experienced this liberation for himself, as a pastor he has also guided countless others to the same place of freedom. Here’s how to give up your tireless quest for the approval of others, find rest in God’s love, and turn the exhortation upside down: where the shame comes off you…for good!
They Say Success Is Sweet…
Too Bad You Don’t Enjoy It.
You could be relishing your accomplishments. Instead, are you plagued with:
Feeling like the pressure’s always on?
Wishing it didn’t matter so much what others think of you?
The same reoccurring sins or addictions?
Regret for criticizing those you love?
Then it’s time to overthrow the tyrant within. It’s a lie called shame that whispers, You’re not good enough.
With a brilliant combination of humor, biblical wisdom, and practical guidance, pastor Alan Wright invites you to get grounded in God’s grace. It’s the only Truth powerful enough to banish the lie. And it’s the only way you can receive the life you struggle so hard for, but never attain. A place of contentment and love is waiting for you—if you dare accept the gift.
Don’t wait. Get the shame off you—for good!
Story Behind the Book
“When I was in the fourth grade, we had a ‘family meeting’ at which my dad announced that he wouldn’t be living at home anymore. Thus ended my happy world. I launched into a life of superlative success. But my secret master motivation was not joy, but fear. Some years ago I began a ruthless self inventory that uncovered the various manifestations of shame in my life. I found that it was not as powerful as I once thought and that I could change by the healing grace of Jesus Christ. Over the years, I developed a passion for telling people how they could release their shame to Christ and be healed by His love and grace.” — Alan D. Wright
Alan D. Wright has been a senior pastor for sixteen years, and is known for his gift of painting word portraits of God’s love. He is the author of A Childlike Heart, Lover of My Soul , and God Moments . Alan lives with his wife of twenty years, Anne, and their two children, Bennett and Abigail, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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ALAN WRIGHT serves as senior pastor of Reynolda Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he lives with his wife of twenty-four years, Anne, and their two children, Bennett and Abigail. Alan also serves as president of Sharing the Light Ministries, which announces a liberating, gospel message of healing and hope via a national, daily radio broadcast and a popular conference ministry.
Alan D. Wright currently resides in Winston-Salem, in the state of North Carolina.
Reviews - What do customers think about Shame Off You: Overthrowing the Tyrant Within?
Excellent book Mar 23, 2008
Very few books have the ability to truly change your life. This book is one of them. Each chapter serves as an independent lesson that supports a unified theme. I suggest this book for parents, children, leaders, teachers, bosses, employees, that means just about everyone.
Awesome Feb 8, 2007
15 years ago a counselor asked me what my shame was. I had NO clue what he was talking about... until now. I didn't have "shame"...I thought. There is nothing in this book that isn't applicable to everyone in some way. I wish I could have read this BEFORE I had children, and before I ruined some relationships. Maybe you don't have any shame, but others around you may be driven by shame.
Get Rid of Your Shame! Feb 4, 2007
My wife and I attended the church for that Alan is pastor when we lived in Winston-Salem, and count him and his family as our friends. This book, like others that Alan has written, will significantly change your life for the better. As Christians, Alan reminds us that we are convicted of our sin, but not condemned for it. For too long, most Christians have been shamed too much and loved too little, as Christ loves us.
Buy this book, and share it with your friends who also suffer from shame-based identities. You will be glad you did.
An intimate view of God's grace. Jan 16, 2007
What a wonderful gift! Allen shares some of the most intimate moments in his Christian life - his relationship with God. This book is full of good news for anyone who suffers from low self-esteem. It is uplifting and soothing to the injured soul. I highly reccomend it!!
Very freeing May 13, 2006
When a counselor at my church recommended I read this book, I wasn't sure why because I didn't think I had any "shame" issues. I was amazed after the author explains what shame really is, and how we all have some level of shame in our lives. For me, this book has given me a new found freedom in life and in my walk with God. Filled with sound Christian doctrine and uplifting scripture. His insights are deep and well-researched, and he covers a wide spectrum of the causes of our shame. He leaves the reader feeling very educated on shame, but also very encouraged and equipped on how to proceed in throwing OFF our shame.