Anger doesn't die out. It must be rooted out.
Atlanta, GA (Vocus) September 9, 2010
In his new book, Surviving in an Angry World, New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Charles Stanley, confronts the intense emotion that fills newspaper headlines daily and tears families apart—anger.
As founder of In Touch Ministries, Dr. Stanley has witnessed the destructive consequences that bitterness, resentment, rage, and unforgiveness can have in people’s lives and in their relationships. Throughout his life, he has come to understand the many facets of this consuming emotion and the effect it has on the whole person—physically, psychologically, relationally, and spiritually. He writes, “Like a windswept wildfire, anger leaves scorched lives and devastating loss in its wake.”
What can be done to stop the damage caused by anger? According to Dr. Stanley, the key lies in understanding the root of the emotion and responding appropriately to it. He acknowledges that it’s not always easy to do, but it is absolutely necessary if an individual is to have a worthwhile existence. “Only when we admit and deal with anger can we truly live in peace with ourselves and others,” he affirms.
Packed with biblical principles, practical advice, workbook-style exercises, and anecdotes, Surviving in an Angry World helps readers identify the real source of their bitterness, respond positively to situations that stir their frustrations, and stop nurturing their anger. It also includes topics such as:
- How emotions influence our behavior.
- The difference between good and bad anger—and how to express righteous indignation in a positive manner.
- Why holding a grudge is destructive, even if you’re “right.”
- The six universal truths about conflict.
- How your anger impacts your relationships.
- The six prerequisites for releasing anger.
- How to tell if anger is damaging a relationship, and the five steps necessary to heal it.
- Why it is important to connect with God, and how doing so daily can stave off anger and its spiritual, emotional, and physical consequences.
- The steps necessary for you to go from anger to true forgiveness.
For more information concerning Surviving in an Angry World and up-to-the-minute book tour information, please visit http://www.intouch.org/surviving.
In Touch Ministries is the teaching and broadcast outreach of Dr. Charles F. Stanley. “In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley” is broadcast around the world on TV and radio in more than 50 languages. In Touch Ministries also publishes a free, award-winning, monthly devotional magazine. In Touch video, audio and print content is available online at http://www.InTouch.org. Dr. Stanley is also a New York Times bestselling author who has written more than 35 books including, “How to Reach Your Full Potential for God,” “Finding Peace,” “How to Listen to God,” “Landmines in the Path of the Believer,” and “In Step with God.”