The Heart of Anger
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How the Bible Transforms Anger in Our Understanding and Experience
How should Christians understand anger, evaluate it, and respond for good?
We all struggle with anger at times: Our plans suddenly fall through, we lose a prized possession, or our reputation is called into question. More often than not, when anger knocks at the doors of our hearts we easily allow it to take over. But what if getting to the heart of our anger also reveals the way to transform it?
Christopher Ash and Steve Midgley address this question by bringing to bear what the whole Bible has to say about sinful anger – revealing that anger is the sinful response when something we value more than God is taken away or threatened. They reflect on biblical portraits of human anger, God’s righteous anger, and how only the gospel of Jesus Christ brings true freedom – transforming a heart of anger into a heart filled with the love of God.
“I found myself jotting down quote after quote as I read through this book filled with so much insight into the Scriptures, as well as insight into human behavior. Then I came to the question, ‘What can Christ do for our anger that anger management courses cannot?’ and in the pages that followed, I realized I had just struck gold – gospel hope for those who recognize the damage anger is doing in their lives and relationships and their need of a source outside themselves to deal with it.” ~ Nancy Guthrie (Bible teacher; author)
“Imagine being more skillful, less reactive, and humble in the face of your own anger or the anger of others. Imagine how many relationships could find peace and avoid prolonged wars. The Heart of Anger guides you there. It is gentle and clear, thorough and hopeful. The illustrations will have you saying, ‘That’s me.’ And it will give you direction today.” ~ Ed Welch (Counselor and Faculty Member, Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation)