Item description for The Zippered Heart: Healing for the Secrets We Hide Inside by Marilyn Meberg...
Overview The author of "I'd Rather Be Laughing" offers an insightful and humorous look at letting God take care of all of us--the good, the bad, and the ugly.
"Why did I say that? Why did I do that? Where on earth did those mean thoughts and motivations come from? I'm so glad no one can read my mind." We all get whiplashed and sometimes broadsided by the "dark" side of our nature, which produces thoughts and behaviors that cause us to feel ashamed. many of us deny that part of ourselves, and kick it off somewhere in the shadowy recesses of the heart, where we hope it will stay put, not cause us any more trouble, and hopefully not be noticed.
In "The Zippered Heart," Marilyn does a gentle exploration of those secrets and issues which, if denied, can rob us of the abundant life we are promised in Christ. God means for us to be whole. This book is an encouragement in that process.
"This book will change lives, because it requires that we look precisely at both the dark and the light sides of ourselves. Then it brings an overflowing grace and forgiveness. As a psychologist with thirty-five years of clinical experience, I can say that this is one of the best books I have read." ―Neil Clark Warren, author of "Finding the Love of Your Life"
"Step into liberty through the rapscallion brilliance of Marilyn Meberg." ―Patsy Clairmont, author of "Mending Your Heart in a Broken World"
"For thirty years Marilyn's compassionate exploration of the human heart has amazed me. Now, with skill and tenderness she opens that heart for all of us to see how fearfully and wonderfully we are made." ―Luci Swindoll, author, speaker, Women of Faith
""The Zippered Heart" is a perceptive and sensitive examination of the 'war within' between our two natures." ―Archibald D. Hart, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Jan 7, 2002
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849937027 ISBN13 9780849937026
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More About Marilyn Meberg
Marilyn Meberg speaks each year to 350,000 women at the Women of Faith conferences and is the author of several books. Never one to avoid the hard questions of life, Marilyn Meberg shares the wisdom she's gained from two master's degrees and a private counseling practice.
Marilyn Meberg currently resides in Palm Desert, in the state of California.
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Insight, intelligence, and compassion in all walks of life Aug 27, 2002
I am constantly impressed by the brilliance of Marilyn Meberg. In her latest book "The Zippered Heart," she tactfully tackles many issues that Christians face today, unwrapping the concept of living free from guilt, resisting temptation, and unlocking the truth to set your soul in flight. By revealing some of her "darker intentions" she makes us realize that those black thoughts and shameful memories and ideas that we hold "just to the left of the zipper" are the same guilt and fears that plague all mankind; that we are not something to be ashamed of, but rather a daughter of the King.
Gently treading on painful issues and areas of life, she unwraps the mysteries of the heart like a velvet ribbon, and when the last page is turned and the book lain aside, we remember the freedom we have been given in Christ, and the journey that lies before us toward learning to forgive ourselves. Long-time fans of Marilyn will not be surprised or insulted by some of the examples she uses to prove her point, having already become familiar with her sometimes dark but appealing sense of humor. But for those who have never read "the rapscallion brilliance" of Marilyn Meberg before, I suggest you begin with "I'd Rather Be Laughing."