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Why does narcissism seem to thrive in our churches?

We've seen the news stories and heard the rumors. Maybe we ourselves have been hurt by a narcissistic church leader. It's easy to throw the term around and diagnose others from afar. But what is narcissism, really? And how does it infiltrate the church? 

Chuck DeGroat has been counseling pastors with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, as well as those wounded by narcissistic leaders and systems, for over 20 years. He knows firsthand the devastation narcissism leaves in its wake and how insidious and painful it is. In When Narcissism Comes to Church, DeGroat takes a close look at narcissism, not only in ministry leaders but also in church systems. He offers compassion and hope for those affected by its destructive power and imparts wise counsel for churches looking to heal from its systemic effects. 

DeGroat also offers hope for narcissists themselves - not by any shortcut, but by the long, slow road of genuine recovery, possible only through repentance and trust in the humble gospel of Jesus.

©2020 Charles R. DeGroat (P)2020 eChristian

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Essential reading for every minister

This is an exceptional book, gives insight into the difficult dynamics of community life whether it is church or other community groups. Written with compassion and wisdom, drawing on real lived experiences. Helps with boundary setting and accountability without harsh judgment on people caught up in self serving behaviours. I recommend it highly.

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  • 28-07-2020

A Courageous Masterpiece for Lovers and Hurters

A long awaited light in the dark for scorched victims, healers, & brave narcissists alike!

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  • 28-05-2020

Excellent coverage of topic

Excellent coverage of topic including recovery work from a Biblical perspective. I encourage all Christians to read this, especially if you have dealt with narcissistic abuse.

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