It seems like I am reading all the time.
I constantly have a a pile of books queued up and waiting for me, and I always have at least one going. But last week I reviewed my reading log and discovered I’d only read 23 books so far this year. My goal is one a week; apparently I spend more time queuing than I do reading.
Around the same time, I posted an interview about this book on Facebook, along with a comment that I appreciated the interview’s honesty and open-handed spirit. …
So I’ve been re-reading re-skimming Pete Scazzero’s book “The Emotionally Healthy Church,” and was struck by this insight:
“It is not possible for a Christian to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature.”
Oh, snap. OH, SNAP. Authors don’t really get mic drop moments but there’s one. THIS. This is the explanation for why people don’t seem to change, why people who have been Christians for decades are still spiritual babies. Spiritual growth requires emotional growth, and many of us are not willing or not able to do the hard work of growing up emotionally.