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Toxic Faith: Experiencing Healing From Painful Spiritual Abuse

Stephen ArterburnJack Felton

Toxic Faith: Experiencing Healing From Painful Spiritual Abuse

Stephen ArterburnJack Felton

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When religion becomes a means to avoid or control life, it becomes toxic. Those who possess a toxic faith have stepped across the line from a balanced perspective of God to an unbalanced faith in a weak, powerless or uncaring God. They seek a God to fix every mess, prevent every hurt, and mend every conflict.

Toxic Faith distinguishes between a healthy faith and a misguided religiosity that traps believers in an addictive practice of religion. It shows how unbalanced ministries, misguided churches, and unscrupulous leaders can lead their followers away from God and into a desolate experience of religion that drives many to despair. Toxic Faith shows readers how to find hope for a return to genuine, healthy faith that can add meaning to life. In the words of the author, "I want to help you throw out that toxic faith and bring you back to the real thing."

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When religion becomes a means to avoid or control life, it becomes toxic. Those who possess a toxic faith have stepped across the line from a balanced perspective of God to an unbalanced faith in a weak, powerless or uncaring God. They seek a God to fix every mess, prevent every hurt, and mend every conflict.

Toxic Faith distinguishes between a healthy faith and a misguided religiosity that traps believers in an addictive practice of religion. It shows how unbalanced ministries, misguided churches, and unscrupulous leaders can lead their followers away from God and into a desolate experience of religion that drives many to despair. Toxic Faith shows readers how to find hope for a return to genuine, healthy faith that can add meaning to life. In the words of the author, "I want to help you throw out that toxic faith and bring you back to the real thing."
- Koorong

When religion becomes a means to avoid or control life, it becomes toxic. "Toxic Faith" shows how unbalanced ministries and misguided churches and leaders can lead followers away from God into a desolate experience of religion. Now Arterburn wants to bring readers back to the real thing.
- Publisher

Experiencing Healing from Painful Spiritual Abuse ^When religion becomes a means to avoid or control life, it becomes toxic. Those who possess a toxic faith have stepped across the line from a balanced perspective of God to an unbalanced faith in a weak, powerless or uncaring God. They seek a God to fix every mess, prevent every hurt, and mend every conflict.^"^Toxic Faith" distinguishes between a healthy faith and a misguided religiosity that traps believers in an addictive practice of religion. It shows how unbalanced ministries, misguided churches, and unscrupulous leaders can lead their followers away from God and into a desolate experience of religion that drives many to despair. "Toxic Faith" shows readers how to find hope for a return to genuine, healthy faith that can add meaning to life. In the words of the author, "I want to help you throw out that toxic faith and bring you back to the real thing."
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Stephen Arterburn

Stephen Arterburn is the founder and chairman of New Life Ministries, America's largest faith-based broadcast, counselling, and treatment ministry, and is the host of New Life Live!- a daily radio program heard on more than 180 radio stations nationwide. He has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, USA Today, and TIME magazine. Arterburn is also the founder of the 'Women of Faith' conferences and has written over 60 books, including the best-selling Every Man's series.

He has been nominated for writing awards and has won three Gold Medallion awards. Arterburn is a well-known public speaker and in August 2000 was inducted into the National Speakers Association's Hall of Fame. He lives with his family in Laguna Beach, California. Some of his published works include Transformation, Finding Mr Right, Control what is controlling you, Boiling Point and NLT Every Man's Bible.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Jack Felton

Stephen Arterburn is the founder and chairman of New Life Clinics, which provide Christian counseling and treatment throughout the United States and Canada. He is the host of the daily "New Life Live!" national radio program and creator of the Women of Faith Conferences, which have been attended by over 800,000 women across America. Stephen Arterburn is also a nationally known speaker, licensed minister, and best-selling author of more than two dozen books, including The Seven Keys to Spiritual Renewal and Mastering Your Moods. He resides with his family in Laguna Beach, California. Jack Felton is a licensed therapist and an ordained minister at New Hope Christian Counseling Center and is president and founder of Compassion Move Ministries.  Jack Felton is a frequent lecturer in the Southern California area and has numerous local and national television and radio appearances to his credit. He and his wife, Robin, and his children, Jack and Christy, live in Huntington Beach, California.

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5 stars By Stuart, Dec 28 2013
This is a must read for anyone who has experienced spiritual abuse. As someone who was part of an abusive church, the book not only helped me to understand the experience of spiritual abuse, but why i was drawn to it, based upon childhood and other experiences outside of Christianity. It also helped me to understand that my faith in many respects was 'toxic', with a strong sense of devotion to religion as a way  means of escaping from my own addictive behaviour.
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  • Catalogue Code 175802
  • Product Code 0877888256
  • EAN 9780877888253
  • Pages 288
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher Shaw Books At Waterbrook Press
  • Publication Date Feb 2001
  • Sales Rank #26856
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.317kg

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