Book Review: The Emotionally Healthy Woman


Book Description:

Geri Scazzero knew there was something desperately wrong with her life. She felt like a single parent raising her four young daughters alone. She finally told her husband, ‘I quit,’ and left the thriving church he pastored, beginning a journey that transformed her and her marriage for the better. In The Emotionally Healthy Woman, Geri provides you a way out of an inauthentic, superficial spirituality to genuine freedom in Christ. This book is for every woman who thinks, ‘I can’t keep pretending everything is fine!’ The journey to emotional health begins by quitting. Geri quit being afraid of what others think. She quit lying. She quit denying her anger and sadness. She quit living someone else’s life. When you quit those things that are damaging to your soul or the souls of others, you are freed up to choose other ways of being and relating that are rooted in love and lead to life. When you quit for the right reasons, at the right time, and in the right way, you’re on the path not only to emotional health, but also to the true purpose of your life.

About the Author:

Geri Scazzero is a teaching pastor and director of Marriage Ministry at New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, New York City, a multiracial, international church with over sixty-five countries represented. She is coauthor of The Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Workbook for small groups and also speaks regularly to pastors, leaders, and their spouses.

Pete Scazzero is founder and Senior Pastor of New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, New York City, a large, multiracial, international church with over sixty-five countries represented. Pete and his wife, Geri, have four daughters, are co-founders of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality.

My Review:

According to the book’s introduction, this is a ” book about following Jesus and summoning the courage to quit anything that does not belong to his kingdom or fall under his rule.”  “Quitting is a way of putting off what scripture calls falsehood and the old self.”  Becoming a Christian is not just about taking on new behaviors and reading scripture,  it is also about letting go of thoughts and behaviors that are contrary to the kingdom of God.  The author shares from her own life experiences as to how she quit things in her life, including her own church to go on a very personal spiritual journey.  What she discovered allowed her to grow in her role as a pastor’s wife, woman, and mother, no longer living in false roles and allowing others to control her life, living for others rather than for God.  This book would make a great book for a woman’s book study as a group or even for individual study.  The author uses scripture along with biblical stories to share her points throughout the book.  I highly recommend this if you are looking for a serious self study to change the behaviors that don’t seem to be working for you.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book for review from B & B Media. I was not obligated to write a positive review.  The opinions in the review are my own.



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