You may have seen Charles Stanley on TV every now and then as you're flipping through channels on Sunday morning. He is the senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia and he is a New York Times bestselling author who has written more than fifty books. His latest book, Emotions "Confront the lies and Conquer the Truth" is a look at the negative feeling we all experience.
Granted the title is called "Emotions" but this isn't really a book about the positive emotions. This isn't a book about love, or joy - rather this is a practical book that takes a look at the emotions that get the better of us - and how we can rise above them
Stanley covers emotions like wounding, pain, misery, bitterness, guilt, and despair. Through each chapter Stanley offers biblical steps on how to get a hold on those run away feelings with clear explanations throughout.
This book talks much like Charles Stanley preaches. You can really hear his voice coming through to you if you have ever had the pleasure of listening to him talk. This book is such a great tool to help people navigate negative emotions. Stanley even covers where some of these bad emotions come from and how we can begin to unravel how they begin in our lives.
I would definitely recommend this book to someone who is trying to rise above the weight of dark moments in their lives.
Thank you to Howard books for a review copy for a fair and honest review
I try to read everything Charles Stanley writes, for me he is a spiritual leader who has a wonderful way of teaching me what I need to know when I need to know it! In his latest book "Emotions" Confront the Lies and Conquer With Truth he gets to the emotional heart of the pain that holds so many of us captive. With insight and wisdom along with the use of scriptures he guides the reader on a journey that can lead them out of the darkness of negative emotions and into the light of God's wonderful love!
This book consists of ten chapters and there were a few chapters that really jumped out at me. One of the chapters revolved around rejection, one of the most painful emotions that there is, because it distorts how we view ourselves. We may not even realize that we are influenced by this emotion. Not only does Dr. Stanley reveal how we can overcome the bondage to this emotion, but he reminds us of our worth to our Heavenly father. Another chapter that spoke to me was "All The Way To Victory" which reminds that adversity can be God's greatest tool for spiritual growth. This book is written in a very easy to use format, and the personal stories make it a very easy book to relate to, and also shows that Mr. Stanley knows what he is talking about because of personal insights he shares. There are questions at the end of each chapter that allow for further reflection. Perfect for group or individual study, I think that "Emotions" by Charles Stanley is full of useful tools for anyone looking to begin to heal the hurts and break the negative emotions that hold them back.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.