We are used to talk of sin and guilt in our churches. But a more pervasive problem is that of shame, with its complex roots in society as well as the individual, and its wide and damaging effects.
This study reflects on the roots and reality of shame, what Scripture has to say about it, and how good pastoral practice can bring healing and wholeness - an essential pastoral handbook.
Author: Revd John Watson
John is married with three children and is Assistant Curate at Holy Trinity, Richmond (Southwark Diocese). He trained at Trinity College, Bristol, where he completed an MA in Applied Theology. He has over 12 years of local church and community experience in the UK and abroad. He is passionate about connecting faith with social issues.