Chuck DeGroat: When Narcissism Comes to Church

Healing Your Community From Emotional and Spiritual Abuse (IVP, 2020)

When Narcissism Comes to Church - InterVarsity PressWhen Narcissism Comes to Church: Healing Your Community From Emotional and Spiritual Abuse
(IVP, 2020)

WHO: Chuck DeGroat, professor of pastoral care and Christian spirituality at Western Theological Seminar in Michigan, and senior fellow at Newbigin House of Studies in San Francisco.

HE SAYS: “Ministry is a magnet for a narcissistic personality—who else would want to speak on behalf of God every week?”

THE BIG IDEA: An examination of narcissism in church leaders and church systems, the damage it can do and how to heal from it.

THE PROGRESSION:
In nine chapters, the author not only examines narcissism but also offers hope for churches looking to heal and to the narcissists themselves.

“Narcissist pastors are anxious and insecure shepherds who do not lead the sheep to still waters but into hurricane winds.”

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