David Powlison addresses important and often overlooked issues related to anger in his latest title Good & Angry.
Anger is an emotion that we can be involved with in many different ways. We can be the one expressing anger, we can be the recipient of anger, and we can be witness to anger coming from and impacting others. Powlison makes clear that we all have an anger problem whether we are on the giving or receiving end of anger. In the second section of this book Powlison gives a thorough overview of the biblical teaching regarding anger. He helps correct what seems to be a common misconception by reminding the reader of the reality of righteous anger. The third section provides a guide of how to practically deal with anger. The final section of the book are where he deals with hard cases ranging from anger over a grievous past hurt to anger at God.
None of us is exempted from the problem of anger. I’ve lived through others’ anger, I have seen anger destroy families, marriage, and churches. Any pastor would be foolish to not avail themselves of this useful resource on an issue that involves them and everyone they now, because as Powlison demonstrates we all have an anger problem.
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