Are You Ready to Be Free of Your Shame?
Shame is debilitating. It ruins relationships, thwarts growth, and destroys hope. It can masquerade as various problems—guilt, envy, pride, resentment—but until you heal the core issue, freedom will remain out of reach.
Dr. Mark W. Baker wants to open your eyes to the real battle you're facing and teach you the skills to effectively fight back. He will help you see...
Combining psychological research, sound biblical teachings, and clinical experience, Dr. Baker provides a valuable resource to address the pain no one talks about—and explore the only remedy that can bring real healing.
"Dr. Mark Baker marries faith and modern psychology into a book
certain to open both the mind and soul. His brilliant insights are
grounded in science and undeniably imbued with God's
—Doug Richardson, Screenwriter and novelist; movies include Die Hard 2, Bad Boys, and Welcome to Mooseport
"Overcoming Shame is a great read written by
an experienced psychotherapist. Dr. Baker draws on many concepts
from Scripture and positive psychology—humility, mercy,
forgiveness, compassion, and love, to name a few. This book will
lift your head, lift your spirits, and lift your eyes toward
—Everett L. Worthington, Jr, PhD, Professor of psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Author of 30+ books on forgiveness and related areas including Heroic Humility (with Scott Allison)
"If left unchecked, shame becomes a malignant cancer that
extends itself from personal pain to potential violence to self and
others. Dr. Baker not only rigorously addresses the destructive
power of shame, but he also provides the only guaranteed
step-by-step process for being eternally healed from this
progressive source of internal and external life-threatening hurt
and pain. The timing is right for Dr. Baker's exceptionally
well-written book Overcoming Shame. This book is
a must-read, a solution for a time such as this."
—Mack Harnden, PhD, Clinical psychologist, founder and president of the Forgiveness Institute
"Though shame is seldom discussed in churches, it's an emotion
that all Christians deal with—most often poorly. We tend to deny or
ignore it, which doesn't work and in turn causes more humiliation
and pushes us further on the downward spiral of shame. Thankfully,
Christian psychologist Mark Baker explains a better way. Rich in
detail and depth, Overcoming Shame will also help
people deal with guilt, resentment, envy, jealousy, and even
narcissism. I know of no one who couldn't benefit from this
insightful book, and I especially recommend it to pastors and other
church leaders in order to help people defeat a problem that has
destroyed individuals, families, and communities since, well, we
emerged from Eden."
—Rick Stedman, Pastor and author of 31 Surprising Reasons to Believe in God
Dr. Mark W. Baker is licensed as a clinical psychologist
and marriage and family therapist and is the executive director of
La Vie Counseling Centers in Southern California. He is a
bestselling author and his books include Jesus, The Greatest
Therapist Who Ever Lived and Spiritual Wisdom for a Happier