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Overview Rape, incest, alcoholism, addiction, divorce, bitterness, gossip, abortion; the list could go on and on of sins that poison our lives. And whether the sin is self-imposed or committed by someone else, it always has the potential to cause us a deep-seated sense of shame. This toxic emotion often convinces us we are irreparably damaged at our core. And, sadly the hurt doesn't end there. All too often, shame brings about additional self-destructive behavior and the never-ending cycle of sin and shame continues, leading us even further from a relationship with God. The enemy wants you to believe the lie that there is something terrible, and permanently, wrong with you. But God, your Father-the magnificent Creator of the universe-is shouting out the life-giving truth that there is nothing about you or your past that cannot be redeemed. Learn how the healing love of God can bring good out of your darkest, most shameful secrets. Let Him pull up your hidden roots of shame and replace them with His unconditional love for you. Are you ready to trade darkness for light?
Publishers Description Rape, incest, alcoholism, addiction, abortion. The list could go on and on with ways sin poisons our lives. And whether the sin is self-imposed or committed by someone else, it always has the potential to cause us a deep-seated sense of shame. Shame often convinces us we are irreparably damaged at our very core. The enemy wants you to believe this lie. But God says that there is nothing about you or your past that cannot be redeemed. Learn how the healing love of God can bring good out of your darkest, most shameful secrets. - Includes discussion questions
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Foreword - 12/01/2001 page 47
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.62" Weight: 0.63 lbs.
Release Date Jul 5, 2001
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
ISBN 1576832198 ISBN13 9781576832196
Reviews - What do customers think about Deceived by Shame, Desired by God: Includes a Twelve-Week Bible Study (Women of Wisdom Series)?
Just didn't apply to me Jan 3, 2007
While I agreed with most of what this author had to say about our relationship with God, the topics covered in the book (divorce, eating disorders, sexual abuse)did not apply to me so it was difficult to keep reading.
a keeper Dec 15, 2003
There are so many self-help books out there, but this one stands above the rest. Cynthia, a counselor, speaker, mom, and wife, takes us on a personal journey as she shares her own personal story, as well as stories of others who have found themselves caught in the trap of shame. Cynthia doesn't just offer stories, but practical help through spiritual, emotional and tangible steps that take you from guilt, pain or emotional conflict to freedom. This book is a keeper as it contains a timeless message that will help all who want to start fresh and see themselves as they truly were meant to be.
Deceived by Shame, Desired by God Feb 15, 2002
Many thanks to Cynthia Spell Humbert for writing a book that has been much needed in the church. Working with women in ministry over the past 12 years, I have found that there is a deserate need among women to understand who they really are in Christ and how much they are desired by God. "Deceived by Shame, Desired by God" is the book I've been waiting for.
Cynthia brings to the table a wealth of wisdom gleaned through years of counseling in a clinical setting, but more importantly, she brings the wisdom gained from dealing with the issues of her own heart. Cynthia helps us understand our human condition and then takes us to the cross of Christ to find the power to break through to the life God wants for us.
Cynthia pulls no punches as she explains how the enemy can decieve our hearts, choking out the love from God that we so desperately need. Thankfully she doesn't leave us there, but takes us straight to the truth that will indeed set us free. We are desired by God!!
The real life stories will intrigue you, the truth of God's Word will liberate you, and your heart will be drawn to the God who desires to lavish his love on you.
Book that hits straight to the Heart! Jan 4, 2002
This book is amazing! Cynthia really knows what she is talking about! You can tell from reading this book that she is a very caring, experienced councellor! The book hits home for me and I know for a lot of women, whether you've suffered from abuse, a divorce, a painful past, an abortion, or whatever, it will hit home for you!
Help for Those Desiring to be Free from Shame, Dec 5, 2001
Cynthia Spell Humbert has written a powerful book on shame. It offers hope to those who suffer from shame and gives understanding to those who relate to someone who is dealing with it. She describes shame as an extremely painful internal wound that can cause a woman to believe she no reason to exist. The desire to cover the shame from people and God leads to various hiding patterns in behavior. She identifies places and circumstances that lead women to put on masks to cover their shame as inauthentic churches, dysfunctional families, addictions, sexual abuse, sin, eating disorders and loss of love. Cynthia points out that a woman has great worth in the Lord's eyes and that He used broken, weak and sinful people in the past to serve Him and that He will continue to do so. She also points out that it is never to late to come to God and allow Him to heal and to change the destructive patterns brought about by shame. She balances truth with grace as she covers the need to forgive in such a way that the reader does not feel beaten down but drawn to God's love. Her honesty about her own struggles with shame and how God's using that in her life will also make it safe for the reader bound by shame to be real about their own struggles and to seek help. Thank you, Cynthia, for addressing such a widespread issue.