The premise of this book is that learning to let go of anger—and ultimately forgiving the offender—will transform the foundation of every kind of relationship we have. Stanley defines anger as "a strong feeling of intense displeasure, hostility, or indignation as a result of a real or an imagined threat or insult, frustration, or injustice toward yourself or towards someone who’s very important to you." Building on this defintion, Stanley...
1. Helps readers identify the signs of anger, so they can identify anger in themselves.
2. Reveals the far-reaching consequences of anger, which encompass the spiritual, emotional, and physical.
3. Teaches readers how to handle anger through thirteen concrete steps.
4. Walks readers through the steps to true forgiveness and the healing power it brings.
With compassion and a wealth of biblical understanding, Stanley explains that the measure of a person is "the size of thing that makes them angry." He goes on to distinguish between healthy and harmful anger and reminds us that "righteous indignation" is a divine emotion. However, he skillfully explains that misguided anger eats away at ourselves, our relationships with others, and our relationship with God. By helping readers look honestly at the source of their anger, he gently leads them to the ability to truly forgive and find the peace they seek.
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Surviving in an angry world
This book was very uplifting and helpful. It helped me think about how to act, when I get upset, about the way someone has treated me. And it had a lot of scriptures from the bible, to turn to for help.
I loved this book but, I love all of Dr. Stanley's books that I have read.
This book changed my life
I just finished the book for the third time... It has changed my life. I have been a Christian, a Pastor and I have worked in the church all my life and didn't realize how my anger was affecting my peace. I thought masking was best but the book has allowed me to find principles in the word of God that restored relationships and gave me an even greater faith in God! I'm preaching on Anger Management right now... Thanks Dr. Stanley
Great insights from the Lord's perspective.