I count Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero to be among the most transforming books I have read. When the good folks at Zondervan offered to send a free review copy of I Quit! by Geri Scazzero, I jumped at the chance to review this new book by Peter’s wife. However, my wife grabbed the book before I had the chance to read it. She found it so revealing and transforming that I asked her to write a review. So, here are her thoughts on the book.
The moment I saw the book I Quit! by Geri Scazzero I was intrigued. As the subtitle states this book is a challenge to “Stop Pretending Everything is Fine and Change Your Life”. We usually think quitting is bad, wrong or “un-Christian”. The author, however, shows eight destructive patterns that we ought to quit in order to free ourselves to live and be as God intends. She provides many personal and biblical examples from her experiences as a pastor’s wife, mother of 4 and dedicated Christ Follower of how and why we need to: quit being afraid of what others think, quit lying, blaming and over functioning, quit dying to the wrong things, quit denying anger, sadness and fear, quit faulty thinking and quit living someone else’s life.
I thought this book was excellent. It is very well written and relates to men and women alike. There was something in every chapter that I could identify as a personal issue and I soon realized just how much I participated in these unhealthy patterns. And I’m probably not the only one! I strongly believe every person who reads this book will be transformed and empowered to change his/her life for the better. Definitely a must read!