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The Soul of Shame

The Soul of Shame

Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves

by Curt Thompson, M.D.

"Like a skillful surgeon encouraging us through a difficult but necessary procedure, he works to set us free from our old stories in which shame holds us captive." ~Richard Winter, psychotherapist, professor of practical theology, director of counseling, Covenant Theological Seminary

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

We're all infected with a spiritual disease. Its name is shame.

Breaking the Shackles of Shame

Breaking the Shackles of Shame

"As we encounter the love of God and others, not only is our shame healed—our very brains and bodies are changed along the way."

Praise for

Praise for "The Soul of Shame"

"Curt Thompson weaves biblical wisdom, neuroscience research and powerful stories into a covering that doesn't hide our shame but enables us to name what is keeping us from freedom and wonder." ~Dan B. Allender, professor of counseling psychology and founding president, The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology

Read an Excerpt From

Read an Excerpt From "The Soul of Shame"

"To be human is to be infected with this phenomenon we call shame." ~from the book

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

Pointing the Finger at Shame

Pointing the Finger at Shame

Michelle Van Loon

Thompson explores the internal mechanisms of shame that warp our understanding of ourselves, of the world around us, and of God.

Shame, Suicide, Sadness: A Pastor Takes His Life

Shame, Suicide, Sadness: A Pastor Takes His Life

Kyle Roberts

Once we've fallen down the spiral of shame, it can be very difficult to recover.

The Soul of Shame: Republicans and the CNBC Debate

The Soul of Shame: Republicans and the CNBC Debate

Adam Ericksen

How we manage the current of shame that flows between us is crucial for finding healthy ways to heal our sense of shame.

How Do We Counter Shame? Answer: Vulnerability

How Do We Counter Shame? Answer: Vulnerability

Kyle Roberts

To be vulnerable feels like the kiss of death. But it's the only way to truly counter shame and to have real life.

So You Find Yourself in the Middle of a Shame Storm?

So You Find Yourself in the Middle of a Shame Storm?

Kyle Roberts

What you don’t do is to withdraw, enclose yourself, and work yourself over all the more with shame. Getting out of the shame storm requires a process of transforming one’s attention, of facing into the issues squarely, of being vulnerable with yourself and honest with others.

Pointing the Finger at Shame

Pointing the Finger at Shame

Michelle Van Loon

Thompson explores the internal mechanisms of shame that warp our understanding of ourselves, of the world around us, and of God.

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