The Heart of Anger
Christopher Ash and Steve Midgley
A well-written description of anger and its impact on the human condition. After reading this 200+ page book I don’t know whether to classify it as a theology of anger, a counseling textbook (an ancillary text), or a self-help book - and in fact it is all three. As a theology text, the book explores how anger is defined and expressed by both God and man. As a counseling textbook it will prepare the helping professional to address the causes and repercussions of unaddressed anger. As a self-help book, the book allows the reader to address their own concerns and to move forward in their life.
The book also includes a number of helpful appendices:
- A Checklist for Our Anger - to help evaluate where and how we need help to understand the reader’s personal struggle with anger.
- A Devotional Response to Our Anger - guiding the believer in his response before God as they address anger in their lives.
- General Index
- Scripture Index
The book is not difficult reading and is rooted in scripture. It has a place on both the pastor’s shelf and in the church library’s. I give the book 5-stars.
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions are mine alone.