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Monday, September 26, 2016

Good and Angry - David Powlison

Redeeming anger, irritation, complaining, and bitterness. Can we redeem our anger? And can it ever be good? Everybody gets angry, sometimes for the right reasons, but what do we do with it?
Can you be both good and angry? This is the question this book does a good job in answering.
Recommendations from D.A. Carson, Randy Alcorn, and Joni Erickson Tata. This book id divided into 4 sections, Our experience, what is anger?,how to change, and tackling the hard cases.
The introduction states"We are sitting down together at the kitchen table for a long, slow, heart to hert talk." and that's the way this book is written in an easy to read style. Anyone who is interested in the role that anger should play in our lives should read this book. The author has a section at the end of each chapter titled Making it your own, in which questions are asked application from the chapter.
Also readers are encouraged to highlight the sentence that caught your attention from the chapter and why. All good ideas. I enjoyed everything about this book, even the bright red cover and quality of paper. The author is executive director of CCEF and a counselor with over 30 years experience. This is more than just a book about human nature, you will probably see yourself or someone you know in these pages. Hate can be good when we hate the right things.
"Where there is no evil, you will find no anger."
In the last chapter titled the Final Word, and it ends with Psalm 150, when pure joy continues forever.
The most practical chapter is Chapter 13, taking your anger apart to put it back together. How to deal with irritation and questions to ask yourself. Overall a very practical and useful book.
I have been given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for this review.
Published by New Growth Press, www.newgrowthpress.com.

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