Toxic Faith E–pub Download


  • Paperback
  • 288
  • Toxic Faith
  • Stephen Arterburn
  • English
  • 18 September 2019
  • 9780877888253

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READ & DOWNLOAD Toxic Faith Stephen Arterburn à 0 FREE DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Stephen Arterburn Ery mess prevent every hurt and mend every conflict Toxic Faith distinguishes between a healthy faith and a misguided religiosity that traps believers in an addictive practice of religion It shows how unbalanced ministries misguided churches and unscrupulous leaders can lead their followers away from. this book changed my life

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READ & DOWNLOAD Toxic Faith Stephen Arterburn à 0 FREE DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Stephen Arterburn God and into a desolate experience of religion that drives many to despair Toxic Faith shows readers how to find hope for a return to genuine healthy faith that can add meaning to life In the words of the author “I want to help you throw out that toxic faith and bring you back to the real thing”. I read this book as someone who was surrounded by toxic faith my entire young life I ve watched those around me ruined by religious addiction and then watched that addiction turn into other addictions as we grew out of the church I though as I started that this book might help me further understand and come to terms with this pain However I just kept asking uestions out loud of how can intelligent people watch what religion does to people and still logically believe that anything good can come out of such close minded hate driven by power and money We need good secular ethics and then realize we are all here together to learn something together Not keep dividing ourselves based on what outdated mythology we prescribe to EVOLVE

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READ & DOWNLOAD Toxic Faith Stephen Arterburn à 0 FREE DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Stephen Arterburn Experiencing Healing from Painful Spiritual AbuseWhen religion becomes a means to avoid or control life it becomes toxic Those who possess a toxic faith have stepped across the line from a balanced perspective of God to an unbalanced faith in a weak powerless or uncaring God They seek a God to fix ev. Wow What an amazing book A bit odd reading it from an atheist perspective but enlightening nonetheless when viewing my faith experience retroactively Arterburn is a psychologist who operates a practice focused on helping individuals solve longterm personal issues He is a believing Christian and writes this book from the perspective that toxic faith or immature faith is detrimental while mature faith is healthy and uplifting Even as an atheist I see great value in his perspective and in retrospect reading his book many years ago could have done me a world of good Arterburn discusses cults but aside from one case dealing with Hare Krishna does not name them The typical case presented is of overly fundamentalist evangelical believers or ministerspastors who simply go overboard in childlike immature faith What struck me most about this book was that while Mormonism has some very respectable and admirable traits there were very few pages where the unhealthy concept being discussed was not an integral or influential part of either Mormon belief or cultural practice On the plus side some of the traits of toxicimmature faith are not present in Mormonism in the least Here are four key summarizing tables the author presents that identify elements of Toxic Faith P 98 Twenty One Toxic Beliefs of a Toxic Faith 1 God s love an favor depend on my behavior 2 When tragedy strikes true believers should have a real peace about it 3 If you have real faith God will heal you or someone you are praying for 4 All ministers are men and women of God and can be trusted 5 Material blessings are a sign of spiritual strength 6 The money you give to God the money He will give to you 7 I can work my way to heaven 8 Problems in your life result from some particular sin 9 I must not stop meeting other people s needs 10 I must always submit to authority 11 God uses only spiritual giants 12 Having true faith means waiting for God to help me and doing nothing until He does 13 If it s not in the scriptures it isn t relevant 14 God will find me a perfect mate 15 Everything that happens to me is good 16 A strong faith will protect me from problems and pain 17 God hates sinners is angry with me and wants to punish me 18 Christ was merely a great teacher 19 God is too big to care about me 20 More than anything else God wants me to be happy 21 You can become God P189 Characteristics of a Toxic Faith 1 Special claims about character abilities or knowledge 2 Dictatorial and authoritarian leader 3 An us versus them mentality 4 Punitive in nature 5 Overwhelming service 6 Followers in pain 7 Closed communication 8 Legalism 9 No objective accountability 10 Labeling P 263 Ten Rules of Toxic Faith System 1 The leader must be in control of every aspect at all times 2 When problems arise find a guilty party to blame immediately 3 Don t make mistakes 4 Never point out the reality of a situation 5 Never express your feelings unless they are positive 6 Don t ask uestions especially if they are tough ones 7 Don t do anything outside your role 8 Don t trust anyone 9 Nothing is important than giving money to the organization 10 At all costs keep up the image of the organization or the family P310 The Nature of Mature Faith 1 Trust in God s saving grace and believes firmly in the humanity and divinity of Jesus Christ 2 Experience a sense of personal well being security and peace 3 Integrates faith and life seeing work family social relationships and political choices as part of one s religious life 4 Seeks spiritual growth through study reflection prayer and discussion with others 5 Seeks to be part of a community of believers in which people give witness to their faith and support and nourish one another 6 Holds life affirming values including commitment ot racial and gender euality affirmation of cultural and religious diversity and a personal sense of responsibility for the welfare of others 7 Advocactes social and global change to bring about greater social justice 8 Serves humanity consistently and passionately through acts of love and justice


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    Toxic Faith E–pub Download This was a good book I enjoyed it in the main although some parts weren't really about things I could relate to but I am sure others could I read it because I need to heal from things that have been taught at a church we attended which border on cult like ie controlling leadership that made itself a very unhealthy mediator between church and ChristThe book is good and making someone who has suffered in church

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    Toxic Faith E–pub Download READ & DOWNLOAD Toxic Faith A good dialogue from professionals about one type of addiction religious addiction The authors are believers in God so they have a basis from which to speak about this addiction that is probably much prevalent and widespread than most people would think The main author Stephen Arterburn is well known in Christian circles for his radio shows New Life Treatment Centers and various other books he has authored Every Man's Battle Healing is a

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    Toxic Faith E–pub Download I read this book as someone who was surrounded by toxic faith my entire young life I've watched those around me ruined by religious addiction and then watched that addiction turn into other addictions as we grew out of the church I though as I started that this book might help me further understand and come to

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    Toxic Faith E–pub Download DOWNLOAD â PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Stephen Arterburn READ & DOWNLOAD Toxic Faith Outstanding book Must read for people of all faiths especially those who work in ministrypastoralchaplain spiritual counseling or teaching roles Some discussion of Christian beliefs but overall the book is applicable to all religions Includes extensive discussions of how people from dysfunctionalabusive family

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    Toxic Faith E–pub Download What's great about this book is that it was written by a Christian insider as opposed to an outsider who thinks he has a clue The author is respectful yet honest about what happens in churches and ministries of any religious faith

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