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Short Biography

Simon Cozens is a missionary living in the UK. He is married to Henrietta, and they have two children, Caitlin and Luke. At various points of his life, he has been a computer programmer, a church planter in Japan, and a Bible college teacher in Australia. He became interested in the problem of shame after experiences sharing the Gospel in Japan forced him to think about the role of shame in his own life. These days, he leads a think tank for his mission agency, WEC International, exploring what world mission could look like in the future. He enjoys looking after his pet rabbits and carving letters in stone.

About the Book

Title: Looking Shame In The Eye
Author: Simon Cozens
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Date of Publication: 17 October 2019
Retail Price: £9.99
ISBN-13: 978-1-78359-920-2
Pages: 208


Shame, humiliation and stigma are all around us, affecting the lives of millions. But what is shame, where does it come from, and more importantly, how do we deal with it? This book helps Christians to introduce ‘shame thinking’ into their own lives and the lives of those they disciple and evangelize.

Filled with personal experiences and sensitive teaching, the book takes the reader through:

  • What shame is, and why we feel it
  • How shame differs from guilt
  • The relationship between shame, identity and self-image
  • How Jesus confronted situations of shame and brought healing and release
  • Why shame can only be dealt with by death - and why that’s good news for Christians
  • How to banish shame from your life and the life of those around you

Sample Interview Questions

  • How did you get interested in the topic of shame?
  • What effect did shame have in your own life? And how did you deal with it?
  • Is shame still a big factor in our society - aren’t we getting more and more shameless?
  • Do you think shame affects everyone or just some people?
  • Are sites like Instagram and Facebook making us more sensitive to shame?
  • What do you think the Bible tells us about shame?
  • You say that shame can only be dealt with by death - what do you mean by that?
  • So what’s the solution? How do we help someone suffering from shame?