Saturday, January 4, 2014

Emotions: A Book Review

About The Book:

God cares about how you feel--how you process the circumstances you face and how those experiences shape your understanding of the world around you. But even more important, the Father wants you to understand that He has given you the gift of emotions to help you connect meaningfully with others, find purpose and joy in life, and reflect His love to the world around you. 

Sadly, what often happens is that instead of benefitting us, our emotions control us. Rather than understanding that our feelings are a tool to enrich our lives, we are dominated by the negative thoughts they generate within us. Dr. Stanley deals kindly and compassionately with the five key emotions that wound us: fear, rejection, bitterness, guilt, and despair. He even shares personal experiences about how these emotions can take hold of us and make us feel helplessly trapped in their unyielding grip. 

In Emotions: Confront the Lies. Conquer with Truth, Dr. Charles Stanley explains how you can break free from the feelings that have taken you captive and regain the purpose for which God gave you emotions in the first place.

Get a FREE CHAPTER from Emotions here.

About The Author:

Charles F. Stanley is a New York Times bestselling author who has written more than fifty books, with sales of more than nine million copies. He has been senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, since 1971, and the church now has more than 8,000 members. Dr. Stanley has served two terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention (1984-86); and his outreach ministry—In Touch—reaches nearly 2,600 radio and television outlets in more than fifty languages. Dr. Stanley was inducted into the National Religious Broadcaster’s (NRB) Hall of Fame in 1988, and the Religious Heritage of America named him Clergyman of the Year in 1989, an award that recognizes pastors who strive to make Judeo-Christian principles part of America’s daily life.

My Review:

Emotions. Just the word alone can bring forth all kinds of conversations. How to control them, are they in control of you or you of them, anger, forgiveness and so much more can come forth from our emotions. As a woman I know that there are certain times of the month my emotions often get the best of me, when I eat certain foods, or even when life gets too busy and stressful. For me stress is my trigger for out of control emotions. I have had to learn a few key techniques to deal with stress and it has truly changed the way I deal with my emotional life. 

When I read Emotions by Charles Stanley, I was so encouraged.  He writes as most pastors do, with a lot of scripture reference and many tips on how to deal with emotions. He reminds us that we cannot deal with it on our own though. God needs to be there with us and help us. He writes with humility and teaches us how to not only recognize the negative emotions we may have, but how to deal with them so we can move on in our relationships with others and with God! A very encouraging book to be sure. 

A great read that I highly recommend!

BUY IT: You can purchase Emotions at your favorite book retailer from Howard Books

***I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book, courtesy of NetGalley and Media Connect Partners, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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