Shame Interrupted: How God Lifts the Pain of Worthlessness and Rejection
by Edward T. Welch
Tags: isolation, loneliness, codependency, emotional problems, dysfunctional family, adult children
"Ed's book has immediate application into my own spiritual
journey and the women I journey with who are seeking freedom
from the shame of their own relational and sexual brokenness.
"Shame Interrupted" encouraged and nurtured me in the sweet truths
of the gospel that come when we face shame through Jesus Christ
and the lens of God's Word."
Ellen Dykas, Women’s Ministry Coordinator, Harvest USA
"This book proclaims a message of hope and healing. Ed Welch
calls us to identify with Jesus because he identified with us, and shows
that the answer is to turn to Christ for relief from shame, not inward.
Ed's book is a robustly biblical, deeply personal, and powerfully highoctane
gospel answer to the universal human experience of shame."
Justin Holcomb, Pastor, Mars Hill Church
"In Shame Interrupted, Ed Welch reminds us that the gospel really
is good news.
He provides a candid perspective on the suffocating
reality of human shame with an honest courage that is only
possible because of Christ's healing love. Dr. Welch brings the wisdom
of an experienced counselor and the resilient hope of a Christfollower
into this compassionate book."
Mark R. McMinn, PhD, Author of "Sin and Grace in Christian Counseling"
Contents of "Shame Interrupted"
1. THE QUIET KILLER 1
Shame Uncovered 5
2. SHAME EXPOSED 7
3. SHAME THROUGH THE YEARS 21
4. SHAME AND DISGUST 27
Shame, before Christ 39
5. NAKED WITHOUT SHAME 41
6. NAKED WITH SHAME 45
7. THE OUTCAST 57
8. CLEAN AND UNCLEAN, HOLY AND COMMON 65
9. WHEN GOD IS YOUR TAILOR 77
10. TOUCH AND CLEANSING 87
11. "THEIR FACES SHALL NEVER BE ASHAMED" 97
Shame, Honor, and Jesus 107
12. A SHAMEFUL START 109
13. THE BOUNDARY VIOLATOR 117
14. WHEN GOD TOUCHES THE UNTOUCHABLES 127
15. A NEW CODE OF HONOR 139
16. NEW BOUNDARIES FOR A NEW KINGDOM 157
17. MARK 14: SHAME, BETRAYAL, AND ABANDONMENT 171
18. THE CROSS 179
19. "COME AND EAT" 197
20. THE WAY OF THE KINGDOM 207
Honor, after Jesus 219
21. HONORED BY GOD 221
22. "YOU WILL RECEIVE POWER" 227
23. THE SACRAMENTS 239
24. RICHES, STRENGTH, AND BEAUTY 247
25. THE APOSTLE PAUL ON SHAME 261
26. DESPISING SHAME 277
27. "DON'T BE ASHAMED" 293
28. BOASTING 301
29. BRIDES AND BANQUETS 315
About author of "Shame Interrupted"
Edward T. Welch, M.Div., Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and faculty member at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF).
He has counseled for thirty years and is the best-selling author of many books including "When People Are Big and God Is Small", "Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave",
"Blame It on the Brain?", "Depression: A Stubborn Darkness", "Crossroads: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Addiction", "Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest"
and "When I Am Afraid: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Fear and Anxiety". He and his wife Sheri have two daughters, two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren.
Video introduction to "Shame Interrupted" book