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Good & Angry Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  September 12, 2016
Good and Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness Book Cover Good and Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness
David Powlison
New Growth Press
September 12, 2016
256

Something that matters to you just isn’t right. First you see the problem, then you feel it. It starts with a rush of adrenaline and often a rush of words, but it ends with an overwhelming sense of irritation that impacts how we talk to those we live and work with, complaining, and maybe even a settled bitterness to a person or a group of person. We know anger affects us negatively, but we don’t know any other way to respond when life goes wrong.

Good and Angry, a groundbreaking new book from David Powlison, contends that anger is more than a problem to solve. Anger is our complex human response to things we perceive as wrong in a complex world, thus we must learn how to fruitfully and honestly deal with it. Powlison undertakes an in-depth exploration of the roots of anger, moral judgment, and righteous response by looking in a surprising place: God’s own anger.

Powlison reminds us that God gets angry too. He sees things in this world that aren’t right and he wants justice too. But God’s anger doesn’t devolve into manipulation or trying to control others to get his own way. Instead his anger is good and redemptive. It causes him to step into our world to make wrongs right, sending his own Son to die so that we can be reconciled. He is both our model for change and our power to change.

Good and Angry sets readers on a path toward a faithful and fruitful expression of anger, in which we return good for evil and redeem wrongs. Powlison offers practical help for people who struggle with irritation, complaining, or bitterness and gives guidance for how to respond constructively when life goes wrong. You, your family, and your friends will all be glad that you read this book.

The Cross Focused Reviewers weigh in on Good and Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness by David Powlison (New Growth Press, 2016).

“Anger is a tricky thing. One wrong move and we can explode and lash out at others in a way that will damage relationships and accomplish nothing positive. I submit we all have a lot of work to do when it comes to the issue of redeeming anger. Good & Angry by Dr. Powlison was a godsend of a book for me. I fully plan on re-reading and re-reading this book for years to come as I work in my life through the help of the Holy Spirit to be angry and not sin.”
Reviewer: Michael Boling
Rating: 5 Stars

“Wow! That’s my initial reaction on reading this powerful book!… I would highly recommend this book, even if you don’t think that you struggle with anger. We are all affected by anger in various ways and this book is a great read to tackle the problem of sin.”
Reviewer: Debi Martin
Rating: 5 Stars

Good & Angry is a must read for anyone with breath, for none of us is immune to the many forms anger takes. It is an invaluable toolbox that is sure to invoke change, even where it seemed none was needed.”
Reviewer: Becky Miller
Rating: 5 Stars

“…reading this book helped me to understand God’s nature a little better, and that’s worth a deep reading and pondering for me.”
Reviewer: Rebecca Ray
Rating: 5 Stars

“I’d recommend this book to every Christian, but especially those in positions of leadership.”
Reviewer: Debbie White
Rating: 5 Stars

“The Bible looms large in Powlison’s book as he finds helpful biblical insights about anger and how to deal with it.”
Reviewer: James Pate
Rating: 4 Stars

Good and Angry is a terrific book that is forged in the fire and bathed in the Word of God. The gospel runs throughout, urging the followers of Christ to follow his example and treasure him above all things. My prayer is that Powlison’s work will be a blessing to many; that the promises and purposes of God would be clearly revealed and that his people would be served well as a result of this excellent work.”
Reviewer: David Steele
Rating: 4 Stars

“Whether you’re struggling with real anger, irritation or bitterness; you’ll find positive help and guidance. This book is filled with scripture reference and is biblically sound.”
Reviewer: Sherry Legan
Rating: 5 Stars

“The title is very readable, flows smoothly from topic to topic, and offers good insights on dealing appropriately with anger without denying the reality that we can struggle with anger. Will be a good reference on this topic.”
Reviewer: Michael Taylor
Rating: 4 Stars

“With a fully orbed biblical understanding, Powlison gives us a fresh book on anger.”
Reviewer: Spencer Cummins
Rating: 5 Stars

Good & Angry is a book that would be good for everyone who struggles with anger or who counsels anyone who is struggling with anger. This is also a wonderful book for parents with children who are struggling with anger. I can see Good & Angry being used as a workbook for small groups or with older children in the home. No matter how it’s used, Good & Angry is a book that will help you to better understand the many nuances of this complex human capacity.”
Reviewer: Aaron Cerda
Rating: 4 Stars

“I absolutely love books that manage to be theologically rich and warmly practical at the same time. Good and Angry is one of those books. Not only that, but it deals with an important topic that affects us all. It’s a book that I’ll be referencing and giving to others for years to come.”
Reviewer: Darryl Dash
Rating: 5 Stars

“Any pastor would be foolish to not avail themselves of this useful resource on an issue that involves them and everyone they know, because as Powlison demonstrates we all have an anger problem.”
Reviewer: Steven Dresen
Rating: 5 Stars

Good & Angry would be a helpful addition to our counseling shelves in the understanding of anger. It would be a profitable suggestion for couples to read during premarital counseling…”
Reviewer: Lesley Eischen
Rating: 4 Stars

“The book will help you sort out anger in your own heart, or the lack of anger, so that you can live with peace, and when the time comes, get really good and angry, for the glory of God.”
Reviewer: Doug Newell
Rating: 5 Stars

“If you want to learn how you can be both Good And Angry at the same time – just as Jesus was able to do – then I recommend this book to you!”
Reviewer: Ramona Vincent
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book’s value in terms of theological and practical application cannot be overstated. This is not a book left to only crisis counseling appointments or long-lasting feuds. This book has much to say about the man who cuts us off on the highway, the way we punish ourselves, and our bad attitude with God sometimes. Its focus is narrow, but the depth and breadth of the book is significant. I have already benefitted greatly from the wisdom of Good & Angry and hope to continue to refer to it to learn more about the redemption of my anger.”
Reviewer: Zach Barnhart
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is to help you find a good way to deal with the anger and turn it into something useful and constructive. That is always a good thing. You may even find reasons you never knew that existed behind your anger and learn the hows and whys to them. You then can make the according adjustments to your life.”
Reviewer: Via Bella
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this book, believing it will be most helpful to anyone struggling with the issue of anger in their lives.”
Reviewer: Harold Cameron
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is an incredible resource that was so instructive on each page. The reflection questions at the end are excellent for personal or group study. I have never read very much gospel-centered perspective on anger before so this was refreshing, humbling, and good. I’m grateful.”
Reviewer: Hope Henchey
Rating: 5 Stars

“If you apply the contents to your life it will benefit you and everyone around you. Your relationship with God will be greatly improved by repenting of sin and seeking to love and be angry in the ways that reflect our conformity to Christ. Also, if you want to better love your spouse, children, Church family, and friends by killing the anger that seeks to devour them, this book will lead you to the Scriptures and the God who is able to make us truly holy. If these are your aims, Good and Angry will be a great resource for your journey of repentance.”
Reviewer: Chrys Jones
Rating: 5 Stars

“I would highly recommend this book for personal benefit to help others deal with this emotion that so easily becomes a master that takes us away from God’s design. I know it was helpful for me.”
Reviewer: Aaron Meservey
Rating: 5 Stars

“Since we all get angry and know people who get angry, it would benefit us all to get this book.”
Reviewer: Angela Parsley
Rating: 4 Stars

“I found the book to be very helpful, and both practical and interactive, with several examples or case studies to illustrate the points he makes.”
Reviewer: Bill Pence
Rating: 5 Stars

Good and Angry is book about your anger. It will open your eyes to identifying your anger problem. It will call you to confession and change. I plan on re-reading through this book in the future with an accountability partner.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 5 Stars

“We can only make a difference in our own part of the world by facing our own sins and finding redemption through the truth of God’s word. In Good and Angry, Dr. Powlison holds out that hope for finally finding peace regarding sinful anger, the hope we have in Christ to make a difference both in our own lives and the lives of those around us.”
Reviewer: Marcia Wilwerding
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is not one to just be read and placed back on the bookshelf. David Powlison has written an excellent book of application for those who are serious about changing the way they deal with anger.”
Reviewer: Debbie Crawford
Rating: 5 Stars

“Everyone needs to learn the best way to deal with anger. I highly recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Rani Grant
Rating: 5 Stars

“Read it like a journal and it will give you great solace, inspiration and help.”
Reviewer: Xi Ming
Rating: 5 Stars

“…this book gets 5 out of 5 stars for being so balanced, Biblical, and not trying my patience by being slow to get to content. (Trying my patience…impatience….anger…get it? *silly joke* But seriously, each chapter is packed full of content.)”
Reviewer: Michelle Newman
Rating: 5 Stars

“It isn’t just for those that think they have anger issues, it is for everyone in everyday situations. I was very impressed at the easy reading and the content of the book.”
Reviewer: Deb Stanhope
Rating: 5 Stars

“While Good and Angry does not offer tips such as counting to ten or punching a pillow, the book is filled with practical tips that will challenge your assumptions and take you the Word of God to see God’s intent and design. This book was convicting on a deep level, but left me encouraged and inspired to rethink how I approach this entire subject. I cannot recommend this book enough.”
Reviewer: Kevin Thompson
Rating: 5 Stars

“Overall this was an excellent, helpful, deeply insightful, penetrating, biblically faithful approach to a problem that has affected us humans ubiquitously, pervasively throughout our history. Excellent and outstanding – 4.9 stars. Well worth your investment of time, thought, money, reflection, and sanctifying change.”
Reviewer: Douglas Wallace
Rating: 5 Stars

“Powlison mentions it took years to write this book, and I believe it. It is a manual of thought and work to bring the reader to a natural state of good anger. This is not an easy discipline, but a worthwhile one.”
Reviewer: Peter Butler, Jr.
Rating: 5 Stars

“Wow! That is about the only word I can come up with for this book. I mean WOW!!”
Reviewer: Jon Roberts
Rating: 5 Stars

“…especially useful for pastors, counsellors, mentors, leaders, father, mothers and friends to read this book, so that you can find the help you need both for your own anger problems and to help those around you.”
Reviewer: Alan Davey
Rating: 5 Stars

“Other than scripture, I cannot think of a better resource to address anger and overcome it with the hope of the Word of God and the Holy Spirit’s guidance.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 Stars

“I appreciated that Good & Angry was not another psychological treatise on “how to control ourselves” better, but a biblical and redeeming response to a natural emotion. You will be blessed by your time spent reading Good & Angry. The book would be a great resource for discipleship meetings or small group studies.”
Reviewer: Jennifer Mcllwain
Rating: 5 Stars

“Can you be both good and angry? This is the question this book does a good job in answering… Overall a very practical and useful book.”
Reviewer: Tom Meiers
Rating: 5 Stars

“There are many helpful examples in the book, and it is quite an easy to read–but convicting–book… I will likely be re-reading this book in the future–there is that much to take in and to apply at various times in life.”
Reviewer: Melissa Merritt
Rating: 4 Stars

“I highly recommend this book to everyone. I wish I had been exposed to this kind of teaching as a younger man. It would have saved me much trouble and heartache. My children will be reading this and I will recommend it to anyone who will listen.”
Reviewer: Cliff VanNostrand
Rating: 5 Stars

Good and Angry is a book that, with God’s blessing and disciplined reflection, can offer a gospel centered path to transformation. Dealing wither anger effectively requires heart change that only God in Christ can provide you. Serious reflection on this material will lead you to look closely at your heart and seek the balm of the gospel for your sin, your guilt and your wounds. It may save you, your family and your church much heartache and pain. It is worth the investment. ”
Reviewer: James Harvey
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book will on a very short list of books that I will recommend for those struggling with this difficult topic. I hope you will get a copy for yourself or a friend or loved one who struggles with anger.”
Reviewer: Israel Wayne
Rating: 4 Stars

“…you will learn a lot about yourself in reading this book. I definitely recommend it.”
Reviewer: Amanda Talbert
Rating: 4 Stars

Where to Buy:
Good and Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

Good and Angry by David Powlison Buy Now:

Good and AngryThank you for your interest in reviewing Good & Angry. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Something that matters to you just isn’t right. First you see the problem, then you feel it. It starts with a rush of adrenaline and often a rush of words, but it ends with an overwhelming sense of irritation that impacts how we talk to those we live and work with, complaining,and maybe even a settled bitterness to a person or a group of person. We know anger affects us negatively, but we don’t know any other way to respond when life goes wrong.

Good and Angry, a groundbreaking new book from David Powlison, contends that anger is more than a problem to solve. Anger is our complex human response to things we perceive as wrong in a complex world, thus we must learn how to fruitfully and honestly deal with it. Powlison undertakes an in-depth exploration of the roots of anger, moral judgment, and righteous response by looking in a surprising place: God’s own anger.

Powlison reminds us that God gets angry too. He sees things in this world that aren’t right and he wants justice too. But God’s anger doesn’t devolve into manipulation or trying to control others to get his own way. Instead his anger is good and redemptive. It causes him to step into our world to make wrongs right, sending his own Son to die so that we can be reconciled. He is both our model for change and our power to change.

Good and Angry sets readers on a path toward a faithful and fruitful expression of anger, in which we return good for evil and redeem wrongs. Powlison offers practical help for people who struggle with irritation, complaining, or bitterness and gives guidance for how to respond constructively when life goes wrong. You, your family, and your friends will all be glad that you read this book.

Praise for Good and Angry:

“Anger can teach us something good not only about ourselves, but about God—and my friend David Powlison shows us how. I highly recommend Good and Angry, especially for Christian leaders, counselors, parents, and young people!”
– Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

“This is the best book on anger there is, except for Scripture itself. Powlison explores anger with wonderful depth and precise nuance. The book is a great systematic theology, for it explores all the relevance of creation, providence, and saving grace.”
– John Frame, Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary

Good and Angry is a remarkably penetrating treatment of a vital but neglected subject. Powlison’s insights are profound, not only on anger, but patience, forgiveness, mercy, and grace. I personally benefited from this excellent book. I highly recommend it.”
– Randy Alcorn, Author of If God Is Good, Heaven, and Happiness

“Reading this book is like a conversation with a friend, rather than a lecture from a know-it-all. It is, above all, helpful and biblical. It is the best book I know of on this difficult topic.”
– Ray Ortlund, Pastor, Immanuel Church, Nashville, TN

“It is rather rare to have a twenty-year history behind a commendation of a new book, but Good and Angry by Powlison now takes its rightful place as my number one recommendation on anger—not to mention it now stands as the fullest and wisest Christian response to the sub-theme of self-hatred and self-anger I have ever read.”
– Tony Reinke, Desiring God; host of the Ask Pastor John podcast; author of Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ

“If there is any counselor on the planet who is qualified to come alongside you and point you to the truth about yourself and the Lord who loves you, it is David Powlison. For decades now he’s been the primary voice of grace-saturated counsel and he speaks from a position of deep wisdom and careful exegesis. If you or someone you know has a problem with anger, this book is for you. In other words, everyone should buy it.”
– Elyse Fitzpatrick, Author of Counsel from the Cross

About the Author:

David PowlisonDavid Powlison serves as CCEF’s executive director, as a faculty member, and as senior editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling. He holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and an MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary. David has written extensively on biblical counseling and on the relationship between faith and psychology. His books Seeing with New Eyes and Speaking Truth in Love probe the implications of Scripture for how to understand people and how to counsel. The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context explores the background and development of CCEF’s mission. David and Nan dearly love their three children, and the three spouses and five grandchildren who have joined the family.

Connect with David:

Book Information:

  • Publisher: New Growth Press
  • ISBN:  9781942572978
  • Page Count:  256 Pages

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates:  Sept. 12-18, 2016
  • Available Formats:  Paperback (Continental US Only), .mobi ebook (Kindle), .epub ebook (Nook, Apple iBooks), and PDF
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Good & Angry. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Pitchin' A Fit!: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting Book Cover Pitchin' A Fit!: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting
Israel & Brook Wayne
New Leaf Press
March 4, 2016
Paperback
160

ANGER DESTROYS FAMILIES. You don’t have to let it destroy yours.

Parenting comes with stresses that can make the most laid-back among us feel irritable, frustrated, and angry. Even parents who sincerely love their children sometimes use the wrong methods of anger and frustration in an attempt to control their children. But angry parenting doesn’t just weaken relationships between parents and their children; it can, over time, destroy them. Few parents set out to become yelling meanies who no longer enjoy their children. Yet many feel stuck, unable to pull themselves out of their ugly habits. This book:

  • Provides practical and biblical solutions to get to the other side of the issue
  • Gives hope and freedom from the tyranny of stressed-out and angry parenting
  • Offers solutions that are ideal for any family.

If anger is in your home even in small ways this book is for you. It is time to replace that anger with something more powerful: patience and peace. Israel and Brook share candidly from their experience as parents.

This week the Cross Focused Reviewers are sharing their thoughts on Pitchin’ A Fit!: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting by Israel & Brook Wayne (New Leaf Press, 2016).

Listen to an exclusive interview with Israel and Brook on The Shaun Tabatt Show.

For more author interviews, visit ShaunTabatt.com.

Excerpts from the reviews will be added below as they become available.

“The personal experiences, sound biblical insight, and helpful points to ponder provided by Israel and Brook Wayne in this book will be a bounty of help to parents. Take the insights they have to heart, add them to your parenting tool chest, and I am convinced that while the stress may not subside, your approach to stress will, leading to fewer episodes of angry parenting.”
Reviewer: Michael Boling
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend every parent obtain a copy of this book. Through the pages of this book, God has certainly spoken to my heart on the topics of anger, stress, fear, frustration, irritability, patience, and affirmation in a way that I have not experienced before. I am thankful that Israel and Brook are willing to faithfully and uncompromisingly stand on the sure foundation to discuss the topics in this book: and that sure foundation is God’s Word. With God all things are possible, even overcoming angry and stressed-out parenting!”
Reviewer: Michael Brown
Rating: 5 Stars

“The book is a very good compendium of advice and examination. The authors write in a user-friendly and conversational style that isn’t intimidating or condemning, but instead, reminds you that they are parents in the thick of the battle against their own pride and selfish desires that lead to angry words and feelings.”
Reviewer: Rebecca Ray
Rating: 5 Stars

“I would recommend this book to any and all parents, but especially those who struggle with yelling, who have anger issues, or who feel stressed out frequently. It has a lot of great insights and is written in a way that made me feel like I was sitting down to have coffee or tea with a veteran parent who understands me, has “been there,” and who is passing on some of their great wisdom.”
Reviewer: Shalynne Addison
Rating: 5 Stars

“Have you ever been in the position where you as the parent have made the ill decision to lose your temper on your child? Okay if you are, which 99.99% of parents have, you can use this book. Even if you don’t raise your voice, you can use this book. Don’t be fooled that being angry is just yelling. It can be more internal and you don’t realize it!”
Reviewer: Via Bella
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you’re struggling with angry, stressed-out parenting, I highly recommend Israel and Brook Wayne’s book, Pitchin’ A Fit!.”
Reviewer: Danika Cooley
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is written candidly, as the authors share their own experiences with anger, but also with hope as it provides practical and biblical solutions to stop yourself from angry parenting. If you’re struggling with angry parenting-even in just small ways-I encourage you try this book.”
Reviewer: Meghan Lombardo
Rating: 5 Stars

“I’m two chapters in and I have two pages of notes. Quotes I’ve written down, questions I want to discuss, and points I think are important to remember.”
Reviewer: Ticia Messing
Rating: 5 Stars

“I appreciated the lack of flowery language. No rehashing or cliché fillers. I appreciated the directness and moving on. Some of it will apply, some of it won’t. But you won’t have to sit through thick, belabored points or irrelevant stories before you get to what does apply.”
Reviewer: Michele Newman
Rating: 5 Stars

“There is hope for the stressed-out, angry mom. I know you don’t want stress and anger to drive you, your home, or your parenting. After reading through Pitchin’ a Fit, I truly believe that this book and it’s contents can be a game-changer in families. In my family. In your family. True peace and patience is possible.”
Reviewer: Amanda Pelser
Rating: 5 Stars

“t is not an easy fix, nothing worth anything is ever easy. But, it is a simple solution. It all comes back to Jesus Christ. And, that’s what I love about this parenting book!”
Reviewer: Clarissa West
Rating: 5 Stars

“Even if you are not a parent, you will gain much from this honest approach to stress, its causes and its results if left unchecked… this book will pinpoint some areas that all of us, no matter how experienced we are as parents, need to examine in our own parenting “skills.””
Reviewer: Todd Wilson
Rating: 5 Stars

“I encourage all parents, grandparents, teachers, and anyone else who has children in their care to read this little book with an open mind and a prayerful heart. It is never too late to begin afresh in the grace of God. So much damage in our homes and future homes could be averted if we would only take counsel from God’s word.”
Reviewer: Marcia Wilwerding
Rating: 5 Stars

“…even non-Christians would benefit from this book as it has practical examples of how to instill responsibility in children, how to apologize to your children, etc. I recommend this book for everyone!”
Reviewer: Marjolaine Belley
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you are a Christian parent with young children, you need this book! ”
Reviewer: Kimberly Charron
Rating: 4 Stars

“I wish this book were around when we were first starting to raise our kids. If you want a renewed perspective for your parenting, don’t even wait, order a copy now, it’s that good.”
Reviewer: Annette Economides
Rating: 5 Stars

“In Pitchin’ A Fit, you will learn to recognize your triggers to having a fit. You will learn ways to deal with things before you get to the fit…”
Reviewer: Betty Eisenhour
Rating: 5 Stars

“Raising godly kids is hard work, but God gives us His strength each day and He will help us overcome the issues that keep us from being the kind of parent we were made to be. Pitchin a Fit by Israel and Brook Wayne is one book that God can use to help us in this area.”
Reviewer: Cheri Gamble
Rating: 5 Stars

“There is so much more practical truth to unpack from this book. And the scripture used throughout the pages of this book is alive and actively changing my view of myself, my husband, my children, and others.”
Reviewer: Anne Marie Gosnell
Rating: 5 Stars

“For me personally, I am a single mom of 5 kids, so I tend to get a little stressed out and impatient at times, which ca lead to some angry parenting, even on small scales. This book helped me realize where I was going wrong and how a few tweaks can put an end to so many of the struggles I was having with my kids. Do I still have power struggles, sure, but not nearly like I was having or on the same level. I easily can recommend this book to help out parents in need!”
Reviewer: Jennifer Greene
Rating: 5 Stars

“What I took most from this book (which I knew, but it definitely confirmed in my heart that I have work to do!), is that though I do need to continuously work on my children and discipline in my home, I have MUCH more work to do on my own habits and heart.”
Reviewer: Tracy Lambert
Rating: 5 Stars

“Even if you are like me and have been striving in this area for a long time, reading all the books and praying all the prayers, Pitchin’ a Fit gives some unique perspectives and practical approaches that are worth looking into.”
Reviewer: Tauna Meyer
Rating: 5 Stars

“In Pitchin’ A Fit!: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting Israel and Brook Wayne, Christian authors and speakers, discuss the corrosive effects of anger in the home. Their book addresses both practical methods for change, such as recognizing and avoiding the types of circumstances that tend to trigger anger, as well as the spiritual dimension of fleeing a life of wrath.”
Reviewer: Anna Mussmann
Rating: 4 Stars

“I cannot recommend this book heartedly enough. It is relational, it is Scriptural, it is confrontational in the best way. A book that creates a desire to mortify sin and glorify God in all things is a very good thing indeed, and this is just what Pitchin’ A Fit does for the parent struggling with the sin of anger.”
Reviewer: Cheryl Stansberry
Rating: 5 Stars

“I think this is a book that every single parent should read. It is easy to read, down to earth, honest, right on your level, and will help you feel encouraged and not alone in this journey.”
Reviewer: Amanda Talbert
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is a very good choice for moms who don’t have a lot of time to read but are looking for an actionable plan for overcoming angry parenting.”
Reviewer: Jennifer Thorson
Rating: 5 Stars

“I would recommend this book to any parent. It’s too important of an issue for parents not to address. Our children learn how to react to life and others through us, if as parents we leave a legacy of anger it will bear poisonous fruit in the lives of our children.”
Reviewer: Steven Dressen
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a good and practical book for any parent.”
Reviewer: Sherry Legan
Rating: 4 Stars

“I recommend this book wholeheartedly for Christian parents dealing with anger issues of their own, or for parents trying to find help for anger in their children. By helping identify root causes of anger, a parent will be in a position to better help her children (or herself) overcome the problems by addressing them properly.”
Reviewer: Malia Russell
Rating: 4 Stars

“I cannot recommend this book enough and it is going to be the first I tell people about now when they ask for books on parenting.”
Reviewer: Melissa Williamson
Rating: 5 Stars

“The reader will walk away equipped to identify issues that lead to anger and create a more harmonious environment for their families.”
Reviewer: April Nourse
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book has helped our family with 4 children. They are all different personalities and with outside pressures and expectations anger is bound to present itself. ”
Reviewer: Julie Smith
Rating: 5 stars

“Israel Wayne, in conjunction with his wife, Brook, has once again put out a tremendous volume that is practical, relatable, and convicting… I would gladly recommend this book to all who are parents or those thinking about becoming parents.”
Reviewer: Joe Westbrook
Rating: 5 Stars

“By first looking at anger, the Waynes guide their readers to see where it fits rightly, or not, into our lives as well as helping figure out what triggers it in our own lives.”
Review: Michele Pleasants
Rating: 5 Stars

Where to Buy:
Pitchin’ A Fit!: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

Pitchin' A Fit! by Israel & Brooke Wayne Buy Now:

Pitchin' A Fit! by Israel & Brooke WayneThank you for your interest in reviewing Pitchin’ A Fit!. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Parenting comes with stresses that can make the most laid-back among us feel irritable, frustrated, and angry. Even parents who sincerely love their children sometimes use the wrong methods of anger and frustration in an attempt to control their children. But angry parenting doesn’t just weaken relationships between parents and their children; it can, over time, destroy them. Few parents set out to become yelling meanies who no longer enjoy their children. Yet many feel stuck, unable to pull themselves out of their ugly habits. This book:

  • Provides practical and biblical solutions to get to the other side of the issue
  • Gives hope and freedom from the tyranny of stressed-out and angry parenting
  • Offers solutions that are ideal for any family.

If anger is in your home — even in small ways — this book is for you. It is time to replace that anger with something more powerful: patience and peace. Israel and Brook share candidly from their experience as parents.

Praise for Pitchin’ A Fit:

“I have known Israel and Brook Wayne and their children for many years. During that time I have had the joy of watching their family grow to now nine children. When it comes to parenting, they practice what they preach. Speaking from the perspective of a pastor, their children are some of the most well behaved children I’ve ever had the blessing of being with. They behave better, and pay attention in church, more than some adults I know. Biblically parenting their children isn’t something they just do, it’s who they are. I only wish I had their insights to parenting when I raised my own. It would have made things easier.”
—Richard Grom, Calvary Chapel Sunset Coast

Israel and Brooke WayneAbout the Authors:
Israel Wayne is an author and conference speaker who has a passion for defending the Christian faith and promoting a Biblical worldview. The author of Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview, Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship, Questions God Asks and Questions Jesus Asks.

Israel, and his wife Brook, are homeschooling their nine children in SW Michigan. Since 1995, Israel has traveled the nation speaking on family, homeschooling, revival, discipleship, and cultural issues.

He is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs. Israel has been featured in national and international publications including TIME Magazine, The Arizona Republic, WORLD Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. Israel has been featured as the keynote speaker at numerous conferences, some with over 5,000 in attendance.

Israel serves as the Director of Family Renewal, LLC and is the Site Editor for ChristianWorldview.net (a Christian apologetics site).

Brooke Wayne has a desire to point parents to raise their children with a biblical worldview. Brook is a well-received author and conference speaker, as well as a full-time homeschooling mother. Together with her husband Israel Wayne they are raising their nine children and are founders of Family Renewal.

Book Information:

  • Publisher: Master Books
  • ISBN: 9780892217397
  • Page Count: 160

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates:  February 29 – March 6, 2016
  • Available Formats:  Paperback. .mobi ebook (Kindle), or .epub ebook (Nook, Apple iBooks)
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