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Many of us struggle with anger issues. We are angry at ourselves, family members, bosses, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. And when you toss in the everyday frustrations and annoyances of life - it's a recipe for disaster. Once aroused, anger can unleash a cluster of feelings and emotions that can make our thoughts and actions feel impossible to control. In Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion, bestselling author Gary Chapman offers helpful insights and techniques on how to recognize and process anger into ways that are healthy and productive. Anger is a reality of life, but it doesn't have to control our lives.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0802413145
ISBN-13: 9780802413147

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Help for anger management — from NYT bestselling author Gary Chapman

Anger is a cruel master. If you struggle even a little with anger, you know how it feels to get mad too easily. To lash out at someone you love. To hold onto frustration. You might even notice others seem uneasy around you.

You know anger is hurting your life, but you don’t know how to fix it.

There is hope. When you understand why you get angry and what to do about it, you can change the course of your life for the better. In Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion, counselor Gary Chapman shares surprising insights about anger, its effect on relationships, and how to overcome it. His advice and real-life examples will help you:

  • Understand yourself better
  • Overcome shame, denial, and bitterness
  • Discern good anger from bad anger
  • Manage anger and conflict constructively 
  • Make positive life changes
  • Let go of your grudges and resentment
  • Help others (like your children) deal with anger
    and more

Whether your anger is quiet or explosive, if it’s clouding your judgment and hurting your relationships, it needs to go. Learn to handle anger in healthy ways, starting today. Gary Chapman is wise and empathetic, and he'll help you turn over a new leaf.

Author Bio

GARY CHAPMAN--author, speaker, counselor--has a passion for people and for helping them form lasting relationships. He is the #1 bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages series and 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 his website at www.5lovelanguages.com.

Editorial Reviews

"Gary Chapman, best known for 5 Love Languages, will now be known for his superb book on Anger. All of us deal with anger. Anger can be thrown outward on everybody and everything or pushed inward mostly doing inner damage but eventually seeping out sideways and doing damage to others as well. Boundaries are crossed, relationships damaged and enormous stress wreck havoc within and throughout our lives. Chapman reveals the how and the why and more importantly the what now and where do I go in practical ways to tame this emotion. This should be in every small group, Sunday school, or Wed night study starting up this fall. Bravo!!"

Reviewed by David Sellers, Net Galley, Jun 8, 2015


"In a world where anger is largely glorified and we all have come to accept it as not only a part of life, but a means to protect oneself, Mr. Chapman has clearly highlighted the way out of the cage this self destructive emotion holds so many of us in. Rather than ignoring it, this book shows you how to recognize it, deal with it, and no longer be controlled by it or our situations. Though this book does teach you about anger, it also frees yourself to enjoy the rest of your life."

Reviewed by Christopher Havens, Net Galley, Jul 15, 2015

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    I finished reading Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion by Gary Chapman several days ago and I am still thinking about it. In Anger, Chapman establishes anger as a sign of a deeper issue rather than a sin. His describes anger as evidence that we are made in Gods image; it demonstrates that we still have some concern for justice and righteousness in spite of our fallen state. This description removes some of the guilt and shame that has been tied to anger, preventing people from admitting and working through their anger.

    In chapter 4, Chapman differentiates between definitive and distorted anger and he revisits these two types of anger frequently throughout the book. This allows the reader to identify various circumstances that led to anger, and determine whether the anger was definitive or distorted. He also differentiates between explosive and implosive responses to anger. Although one may seem preferable, Chapman emphasizes the danger of both reactions.

    Throughout Anger, Chapman uses real stories to illustrate the principles he teaches. He also addresses confronting angry people, forgiving others, and processing anger that is directed at others, God, or self.

    I think Anger is a well-written and crucial read for a society that is increasingly quick-tempered, impatient, and, ultimately, angry. Chapman provides helpful suggestions for recognizing and working through anger, as well as tips for living or working with people who are angry. I highly recommend Anger to anyone who is looking for a challenging personal or small-group study.

    Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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    The length of the book was easy and content was scripture based.
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