The Soul of Shame

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The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves

Curt Thompson, MD. Publisher: IVP Books, 2016.

256 pages
ISBN: 978-0830844333


Christian psychiatrist Curt Thompson believes that we are all infected with a spiritual disease called shame. Whether we realize it or not, shame affects every aspect of our personal lives and vocational endeavors. Thompson unpacks the soul of shame, revealing its pervasive nature and neurobiological roots. He also provides the theological and practical tools necessary to dismantle shame, based on years of researching its damaging effects and counseling people to overcome those wounds.

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