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Shame Unmasked: Disarming the Hidden Driver Behind Our Destructive Decisions
Have you ever heard the saying “You’re your own worst enemy?” That’s true for so many of us — we get off track because of internal shame and self-contempt. Over the past 10 years, Rick Patterson’s mission has been to understand why we do what we do and why we so often get in our own way. In researching this topic, Rick noticed that our mistakes and failures often play an i ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published May 10th 2017 by CFC Publishing
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In my opinion, this book is at least somewhat of an excuse for narcissistic behavior, written by a "recovering narcissist". The author has pastoral experience and seminary degrees. Therefore, he is held to a stricter standard, according to James 3:1. This book is not biblically accurate within the context of Genesis to Revelation. The author has enough knowledge to twist and embellish God's word, and he does. I tried very hard to give Rick the benefit of the doubt that he requests by reading it ...more
Rick received his Bachelors degree in paper engineering from Western Michigan University and went to work out of school in sales, sales management, and business development for an international chemical firm serving the paper industry. While with this company, he returned to school to receive his Master’s of Divinity degree and became an ordained minister. He and his wife adopted a sibling group o ...more