2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 29, 1998
I highly recommend this book for persons and small groups looking for an understanding of what makes people 'tick' -- without specialized jargon. Those supervising Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) will find the volume invaluable for training and for assisting group dynamics. The author captivates the reader with the universal human 'tattoos' which add to and subtract from the quality of daily living.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 27, 2007
I recently read Tattooed in the Cradle upon the recommendation of my supervisor for a Clinical Pastoral Education class. I found the book to be very helpful in relation to self-understanding, counseling, and spiritual awareness. While the book is based on sound understanding of behavioral science, its strength lies in the wide variety of stories and examples that come from the author's personal and clinical experiences. It is worthwhile reading not just for pastors and social workers but by anyone who wants to understand people better, including themselves, reflecting on the influences that arise from their own family backgrounds.
on August 8, 2015
The most helpful book I've read on coming to terms with the extreme shame, guilt and fear that can be caused by a hardline religious upbringing.
As a hospice chaplain, Lamont Satterly found many patients suffering from what he calls "spiritual pain" and he saw it was his job to help them. I first read an article by him, "Guilt, Shame, and Religious and Spiritual Pain", in "Holistic Nursing Practice" (Jan, 2001, Vol.15(2), p.30(1) ) and was so impressed by that I tracked down the book. It's excellent.