It’s been a very exciting week for me. We’re less than two weeks until the book comes out now. I got my hands on my copies on Tuesday. Yesterday, I was down in London for an interview with Premier Christian Radio. Today, I’ve been fielding questions and organising the launch event.
But at the same time, I’ve also been very active in my research this week, writing a chapter in a secular psychology book on shame that’s coming out next year, and getting involved in a theological study group. While the book has a lot of my personal story, I also really believe that if we’re speaking into issues like shame, what we say needs to be based on rigorous scholarship as well as personal testimonies – I’ve read a lot of books about shame that are either strong on personal stories but don’t have much theoretical weight behind them, or which are very dense in theory but don’t connect on the personal level. I hope I’ve managed to find a good balance between the two.
But if you do want something meatier and more theoretical, I want to point you at some of the research we’ve done to back up the book, so you can dig deeper into some of the details of what you’re reading:
As I’ve said, I continue to research and have more work on the theoretical side of shame coming out soon. I’ll make sure to list it here as it becomes available.