Monday, December 12, 2016
Good & Angry (Review)
This review is for the book "Good & Angry" by David Powlison. I really enjoyed this book and I think that it is a book that a lot of people would probably get a lot out of reading. In this book, Powlison talks about the universal problem of anger and he compares it to God's righteous anger. In the first section of the book, the author talks about your own personal experience with anger and what tends to set you off. Each chapter contains discussion questions that you can answer on your own and more deeply explore your emotions. In the second part of the book, Powlison discusses the things that trigger our anger, where our anger comes from, and he really discusses the anger of God in this section. The next section talks about how to change and how to handle our trigger situations. Then the last section talks about the really hard cases. This would be extreme provocations to anger, everyday irritants (like traffic), anger at yourself (usually for past decisions) and anger at God. I really enjoyed this book because I think it is a topic that so many people struggle with and need to focus on. It is easy to read but you will learn a lot about yourself in reading this book. I definitely recommend it.
Thank you to Cross Focused Reviews for a copy of the book.