Scazzero, The Emotionally Healthy Church

I picked up this book used at Powell’s last year and have just got to read it this summer. I was interested in it because emotional health is such a difficult area for me to lead in, and I have a desire for people who are a part of my church to be growing in Chris in all areas.

Peter Scazzero planted and pastors a church in Queens, NY. Apparently he does a bunch of writing and speaking on this subject, but I had never heard of him.

The book itself was well written and easy to read. It is actually a discipleship guide that places discipleship in the arena of the emotions. So it’s useful beyond just emotional health; Scazzero rightly believes that emotional health is a by-product of spiritual health. Scazzero writes, “the overall health of any church or ministry depends primarily on the emotional and spiritual health of its leadership.”

It has some great stories, useful guidance and fun sermon material that could be useful to church leaders.


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