When Narcissism Comes To Church: Healing Your Community From Emotional And Spiritual Abuse

By Chuck Degroat
Downers Grove, Il: Intervarsity Press, 2020  |  192 Pp. Paperback  | ISBN 978-0-830-84159-2

Chuck DeGroat, professor of pastoral care and Christian spirituality at Western Theological Seminary, licensed therapist, and clergy person, has integrated his decades of experience in theological and pastoral disciplines to address a significant problem in the life of the church: narcissistic leadership. His intersectional approach to the topic weaves together a clear description and accompanying analysis of the deep harm caused by narcissism in the church, followed by a realistic call, based in humility and grace, for church-wide healing.

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Lisa Withrow
Independent Scholar and Leadership Coach/Consultant
Delaware, Ohio
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