Do you worry that God is disappointed in you? Or that God is angry with you? Does it seem difficult to trust God’s love for you?
Many of us suffer with private fears and distortions about God. And these distortions create spiritual suffering in our lives. We may intellectually believe in a God of love and grace but privately fear that God is impossible to please, emotionally distant, abusive or abandoning.
If you struggle with issues of this kind, this workshop is designed for you. Probably the best way to get a clear sense of the workshop is to watch the first session below.
About Juanita Ryan
Juanita Ryan is a therapist in private practice. Her home page is juanitaryan.com. She is the author of numerous Bible study guides published by InterVarsity Press, as well as several books including An Enduring Embrace, Keep Breathing: What to do when you can’t figure out what to do and Rooted in God’s Love: Meditations on biblical texts for people in recovery .
This workshop identifies common distortions of God, explores the possible origins of these distortions and offers help for healing. Designed to be used in small group settings, these videos can provide the basis of a 12 week group exploration of the process of recovery from our distorted images of God. The series comes with a downloadable workbook which includes suggestions for leading a group, outlines for each session and questions for personal reflection and discussion.
Session 1: Distorted Images of God [25 min.]
Session 2: The Nature of Images [25 min.]
Session 3: Common Distorted Images of God – Part 1 [27 min.]
Session 4: Common Distorted Images of God – Part 2 [24 min.]
Session 5: Origins of Distorted Images of God – Part 1 [36 min.]
Session 6: Origins of Distorted Images of God – Part 2 [36 min.]
Session 7: Saying “No” to gods who are not God – Part 1 [31 min.]
Session 8: Saying “No” to gods who are not God – Part 2 [28 min.]
Session 9: Saying “Maybe” to God – Part 1 [31 min.]
Session 10: Saying “Maybe” to God – Part 2 [38 min.]
Session 11: Saying “Yes” to God – Part 1 [33 min.]
Session 12: Saying “Yes” to God – Part 2 [39 min.]
After purchase, you will receive an email with instructions about how to view the videos.
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