About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Monday, August 19, 2019

Shame Off You: From Hiding to Healing by Denise Pass Blog Tour


Learn to recognize and process feelings of shame in a biblical way to restore God-ordained self-worth and hope.

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” — Romans 8:1 

Shame is an assault on the core of who we are. It assassinates our character, minimizes our worth, and dashes our hope. Like Adam and Eve, we often hide shame, but hiding never heals it. Left unattended, shame can develop into a crippling reality that paralyzes us. Like an infectious disease, shame impacts everyone . . . but not all shame is bad.

Shame can either be an oppressive and powerful tool of worldly condemnation or a source of conviction that God uses to bring his people back to himself. Having the discernment to know the difference and recognize shame in its many forms can change the course of one’s life.

In a transparently honest style, Pass shares of her experience dealing with shame after learning that her former husband was a sexual offender. Having lived through the aftermath, she leads you into God’s Word where you will see for yourself that God is bigger than your pain, shame, mistakes, and limitations.

Shame Off You shares how freedom can be found in choosing to break the cycle of shame by learning from the past, developing healthy thinking patterns, silencing lies, and overcoming the traps of vanity and other people's opinions.

Learn more at https://shameoffyou.life/the-book.


Shame Off You: From Hiding to Healing by Denise Pass
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was born out of an exremely painful period in Denise Pass's life and she has chosen to share her experiences and her journey so that others can benefit. As I read about the traumatic circumstances that touched her family I was sickened that she and her children suffered so much and felt so ashamed. This is a book about shame but it's not with a 'shame on you' mentality; instead, this author is instructing readers how to get rid of those feelings and get the 'shame off you'.

I am very impressed with Pass's transparency as she shares her hurts, her feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, and finally her realization that God is bigger than all of this! In reading her book I recognized that all of us have experienced feelings of shame and the only difference is in the type of shame and the depth of our feelings about that shame.

There are so many reasons why I liked this book. The accounts of personal experiences, the devotions and the prayers at the end of each chapter, and the Reference Guide at the end of the book with its abundant supply of God's Word that is applicable to the different types of shame we experience.

Some of the subject matter in this book certainly isn't easy to read but Pass has made it easy to understand and she has been very honest about her feelings of failure and rejection. I believe Shame Off You will be a valuable resource for both personal use and church study groups. It offers support, encouragement, and confirmation that God and His Grace are truly the key to escape 'from hiding to healing'.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I am voluntarily sharing my honest thoughts in this review.


Denise Pass, author of Shame Off You, is an award-winning CCM recording artist and singer-songwriter, accomplished writer/blogger, speaker and worship leader at women’s conferences as well as a worship leader on staff at her home church. After a crushing discovery of her former husband’s hidden life as a repetitive sex offender, and surviving a painful divorce, she now shares an inspirational message through her ministry, Seeing Deep Ministries, about seeing the deeper truth in God’s word when life hurts. Denise also founded and directed a home educational co-op for 12 years and engaged in many educational pursuits, including forming and directing a classical children’s choir. A graduate from the University of Maryland, Denise now resides in Virginia, with her “Kinsman Redeemer” husband and five children.

Find her online at DenisePass.com.

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