Book Reviews of Healing Spiritual Abuse and Religious Addiction

Healing Spiritual Abuse and Religious Addiction
Healing Spiritual Abuse and Religious Addiction
Author: Matthew Linn, Sheila Fabricant Linn, Dennis Linn
ISBN-13: 9780809134885
ISBN-10: 0809134888
Publication Date: 6/1994
Pages: 176
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Publisher: Paulist Press
Book Type: Paperback
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From the introduction: The first two chapters describe religious addiction and spiritual abuse, and the healing that can come from spiritual reparenting. Because addiciton and abuse are rooted in shame, Chapters 3 through 6 explore the shame-based patterns we learn in childhood that can make us vulnerable to religious addiction and spiritual abuse, and how these patterns can be healed through recalling positive and negative memories. Chapter 7 expands this healing to include the abuse and shame suffered by our ancestors (still expressed through conflicts in many of the the most troubled places in the world today). Chapter 8 discusses how scripture has often been used to reinforce religious addiction and spiritual abuse. Finally, Chapter 9 is about healthy religion, in which we ... are free to do what Jesus would do.