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Get that Shame Off You!
During the month of August, my I Read with Audra
team is featuring Shame Off You by Denise Pass.
I would love to share a little bit about the book with you now. You can even enter to win your own copy at the end of this post.
Keep an eye out later this month for an interview with Denise and an excerpt from Shame Off You.
About the book:
Learn to recognize and process
feelings of shame in a 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.
Shame 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.