Bible Studies, Non-Fiction Books

Anger: Taming A Powerful Emotion

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Gary Chapman

About the Book:

Are you handling your anger, or is your anger handling you?
Life is full of frustrations—some big, some little. And while you might not be ready to blow a gasket, it’s easy to get angry in the wake of rejection, hurt, or embarrassment—and anger can have a really tight grip.
In Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion, Dr. Gary Chapman offers helpful (and sometimes surprising) insights into why you get angry and what you can do about it. Using real-life examples of transformed lives and relationships, Chapman explains how to:
• Recognize the difference between “bad” and “good” anger
• Use anger to motivate you toward positive change
• Release long-simmering resentment
• Teach others (like your children) how to deal with anger
Anger is a reality of life, but it doesn’t have to control our lives. Learn how to handle anger and use it for good.
Includes reflection questions in each chapter; a 13-session discussion guide that’s perfect for small groups, workplace studies, and book clubs; and a personal anger assessment designed to help you see how you manage anger.

About the Author:

Gary Chapman–author, speaker, and counselor–has a passion for people and for helping them form lasting relationships. He is the bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages® series and the director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Gary Travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations.

For more information, visit or follow him on Twitter @DrGaryChapman

My Review:

Anger is an issue we all deal with, whether we use this emotion all the time or once in awhile. I will be the first to admit, I have big issue with anger. I used to get mad at the slightest little thing, if someone said the wrong thing to me, or if something didn’t go my way I was blowing my top. I blamed my parents for my anger issues, growing up in a home full of yelling and the slightest thing would cause your dad to blow his gasket, you learned to be reserved but in the mean time you were learning that this is how you handle everything.

When I was given the opportunity to read Gary Chapman’s new book, Anger, I couldn’t wait. I had already came to grips with my problem and sought help from God, counseling, and Celebrate Recovery, but knew I needed something else. Anger: Taming A Powerful Emotion will help you, recognize the difference between “bad” and “good” anger, how to use anger to motivate you toward a positive change, release long-simmering resentment, and how to teach others how to deal with anger (especially your children).

Anger is part of life but it doesn’t have to control your life and make everyone scared of you. Learning how to handle it is the key. This book has helped me tremendously and has helped me teach my daughters about anger. Another great thing about this book is it comes with reflection questions at the end of each chapter as well as a discussion guide you could use with a small group, and a personal anger assessment to see how you manage your anger.

I highly recommend this book to everyone!!

Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book for my honest, unbiased review.


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