Shame and Grace by Lewis B. Smedes
Healing the Shame We Don't Deserve

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An examination of shame and grace in all forms, causes, and effects discusses the leading candidates for shame, social shame, unhealthy shame, how the church feeds our shame, and more. $100,000 ad/promo.
 

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Lewis B. Smedes (1921-2002) was a renowned author, ethic Lewis B. Smedes (1921-2002) was a renowned author, ethicist, and theologian. He was a professor of theology and ethiist, and theologian. He was a professor of theology and ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, fcs at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, for twenty-five years. He is the award-winning author of fiftor twenty-five years. He is the award-winning author of fifteen books, including "Forgive and Forget". een books, including "Forgive and Forget".
 
Published January 1, 1993 by HarperSanFrancisco. 170 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Smedes begins by distinguishing shame from guilt: We feel guilty for what we do, but we feel shame for what we are.

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“Shame burdened people,” Smedes observes, “are the sort whom Jesus had in mind when he invited the ‘weary and heavy laden’ to trade their heaviness for his lightness.” One of the major challenges of the spiritual path is to set aside what he calls “the false feeling inflicted by the false ideals ...

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