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Learn to recognize and process feelings of shame
biblical way to restore God-ordained self-worth and hope.
“There is therefore now no condemnation for
those who are in Christ Jesus.” — Romans 8:1
Shame is an assault on the
core of who we are. It assassinates our character, minimizes our
worth, and dashes our hope. Like Adam and Eve, we often hide shame,
but hiding never heals it. Left unattended, shame can develop into
a crippling reality that paralyzes us. Like an infectious disease,
shame impacts everyone . . . but not all shame is bad.
Shame can either be an
oppressive and powerful tool of worldly condemnation or a source of
conviction that God uses to bring his people back to himself.
Having the discernment to know the difference and recognize shame
in its many forms can change the course of one’s life.
In a transparently honest
style, Pass shares of her experience dealing with shame after
learning that her former husband was a sexual offender. Having
lived through the aftermath, she leads you into God’s Word where
you will see for yourself that God is bigger than your pain, shame,
mistakes, and limitations.
Off You shares how freedom can be found in choosing to
break the cycle of shame by learning from the past, developing
healthy thinking patterns, silencing lies, and overcoming the traps
of vanity and other people's opinions.
Denise Pass, author of Shame Off You, is an award-winning CCM
recording artist and singer-songwriter, accomplished writer/blogger,
speaker and worship leader at women’s conferences as well as a
worship leader on staff at her home church. After a crushing
discovery of her former husband’s hidden life as a repetitive sex
offender, and surviving a painful divorce, she now shares an
inspirational message through her ministry, Seeing Deep Ministries,
about seeing the deeper truth in God’s word when life hurts. Denise
also founded and directed a home educational co-op for 12 years and
engaged in many educational pursuits, including forming and directing
a classical children’s choir. A graduate from the University of
Maryland, Denise now resides in Virginia, with her “Kinsman Redeemer”
husband and five children.
"'It has been said that what we think on, we are.' This is one
of the many sentences that pierced my mind and heart while reading
this book. Denise did an amazing job in balancing her own personal
stories of shame and helping the reader to understand how to fight
shame. This is a great book for anyone who has endured shame and
needs to learn how to overcome it. Denise’s story is not a pretty
one but her story and the scriptures she uses will inspire you to
kick shame to the curb in your own life."
~ Gina Fox
"Coming from a place of shame as a child, and not knowing how
to overcome it, this book opened up many of those old wounds and
set them free. Denise Pass shared her past shame in this book and
provided biblical ways to overcome through God’s word. I was
fortunate enough to be a part of the Shame Off You study group,
which further impacted my understanding of how we don’t have to
live in shame anymore because God bore all the shame so we can be
set free. Anyone dealing with shame can find comfort and healing
through this book."
~ Christena Plasse
"Shame Off You: From Hiding to Healing by
Denise Pass, is an indispensable book for dealing with and
conquering shame. Shame Off You
gives me the hope and tools I need to overcome the stronghold of
shame. I learned that shame is a much larger problem than most
would like to admit. While its effects can seem debilitating, there
is a way out. The way out is through Christ alone. Through Him, we
have all we need to get past shame and move forward into hope and
healing. Denise Pass has written a valuable book that guides
readers to freedom, health, clear thinking and true peace. I
learned that although I have felt shame, it is not who I am; shame
does not define me, nor is it my life sentence. Denise Pass shares
her own personal struggles shame, and guides readers to a better
way: a way of strength, courage, and truth."
~ J.M. Ukes