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The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experienc Book Cover The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experienc
Jeremy Pierre
New Growth Press
October 3, 2016
288

Our approach to counseling and personal ministry is often lopsided—we treat people as minds to be taught or problems to be fixed, moving too quickly toward applying biblical solutions without taking the time to love people well and understand their experiences and hurts.

The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life provides a comprehensive view of how the heart works and how Christ redeems it. Pierre’s faith-centered understanding of people combines with a Word-centered methodology to give readers a practical way to help others better understand their tough experiences and who they are in light of who Jesus is. Pierre guides readers through four key activities—reading, reflecting, relating, and renewing—that will consistently position them to understand everyday human experiences in light of Scripture.

Pierre exposes the false dichotomy between the spiritual and seemingly unspiritual parts of the human experience, showing how every thought, feeling, and choice actually expresses the spiritual activity of the heart. He shows how faith in Christ is the means by which the heart begins to respond differently. Faith is not only the entry point for heart change, but also an expression of our everyday, ongoing need for Christ.

Pierre’s holistic view of counseling—forged by his experiences as a counselor, pastor, and seminary professor—equips readers to understand how everyday beliefs, desires, and commitments shape how we respond to life’s biggest struggles and how an active relationship of trust in God is the foundation for lifelong change.

The Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experience by Jeremy Pierre (New Growth Press, 2016).

“I really enjoyed the reading of this book. I don’t think that I realized how often my responses to myself and to others are shaped by something that doesn’t have anything to do with the actual interaction that I’ve just had. Instead, my beliefs and feelings are always shaping my heart’s response, and those that I interact with are not always able to see why I have reacted in a way that seems to be unhelpful, overblown or simply wrong.”
Reviewer: Rebecca Ray
Rating: 5 Stars

The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life, is a book that can show us how to get back to the basics on just loving on others. The simplicity of it is actually the meat of the whole operation. A great book for beginners in ministry as well as long time veterans that need a fresh approach.”
Reviewer: Jalynn Patterson
Rating: 5 Stars

The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life is about the desires of the heart and how they can lead to problems in life. The book offers guidance about how one can counsel someone else and help that person to identify and apply Christ-centered solutions… Pierre is clear that this is a process and that many people do not do it perfectly.”
Reviewer: James Pate
Rating: 4 Stars

“The book is very readable and contains many helpful insights. Will be a good reference for future use.”
Reviewer: Michael Taylor
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is good for pastors who want to understand more of how to help people in their daily walk with Jesus as well in times of trouble. This would also be a good book for every member to read with others to understand the theology of the human experience.”
Reviewer: Chris Land
Rating: 5 Stars

“If you want to address a vital part of biblical counseling, the human heart, aside from certain Puritans I can’t think of a better book to pick up. As a disclaimer I will add I was a member of Clifton Baptist Church where Jeremy Pierre serves as an elder and developed a great deal of respect for him, he exemplifies what he teaches in this work.”
Reviewer: Steven Dressen
Rating: 5 Stars

“I found The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life to present a strong, biblical perspective on common struggles, along with very practical helps in working through these struggles. It’s not a quick read, but worthy of chewing on as you go. This book will be helpful for pastors, counselors, and believers who simply want to work out their own salvation (Phil 2:12) and walk side-by-side with others in this same pursuit.”
Reviewer: Suzanne Jackson
Rating: 5 Stars

“I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Not only was it a good introduction to the human interaction aspect of counseling, but it was also a great resource for looking into my own heart on a daily basis. As a natural thinker, I am wired to reject the emotional aspects of my heart to the extent that I fail to notice the impact my emotions have on my thinking and my actions. I am thankful for this excellent work by Dr. Pierre and look forward to using this as an essential tool in my biblical counseling ministry.”
Reviewer: Chrys Jones
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is an excellent biblically based resource for pastors, ministers, and counselors who desire to serve their parishioners and clients well. It is a great side table guide to better understand how the gospel applies to the dynamic heart of people in every day life.”
Reviewer: Zach Kendrick
Rating: 4 Stars

The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life is an excellent book on understanding the human heart, how the heart responds to it’s surroundings and how one should counsel others. I am very thankful for this book and it will certainly be a book that I reference in the future.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book has helped me to see more clearly the nature and causes of inner conflict that I often experience due to conscience and the dynamic interplay between what I know, what I actually love (tainted by sin) and what I want to do because of circumstances or desire to please others. Because this is often complicated, the framework and the suggested questions in the third section helped me sort out the reasons for my response in certain troubling situations and thereby helped me to pursue the right remedy for a more Godly response.”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 5 Stars

“Pierre equips counselors, pastors, and caretakers by clearly explaining the points he makes, by taking seriously the complexity of the subject, and by teaching a comprehensive understanding of the heart. I wholeheartedly recommend this book for any Christian who desires to be equipped in caring and counseling by grasping the complexities of the dynamic heart.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 5 Stars

“…you should get a copy of this book. It will help if you are a minister and will help all Christians understand what God has revealed about those created in His image, in His word.”
Reviewer: Ben Wilson
Rating: 5 Stars

The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life is one of those books you will want to read more than once and study for better understanding both of your own walk with Christ and how to guide others in your sphere of influence. I would suggest it for pastors, counselors, women’s ministry leaders, older women who mentor younger women, and parents.”
Reviewer: Marcia Wilwerding
Rating: 5 Stars

“You’ll find deep tones of education, research but also practicality for the purpose of applying the book’s principles to your life. Pierre has furnished a solid book that will be a tool for the days to come as we seek to lead people to God.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 Stars

“Pierre’s call is for counselors to dig deep and help counselees not only gain an understanding of how their outside influences affect their lives but respond rightly to them and not allow them to lead away from biblical living.”
Reviewer: Joe Westbrook
Rating: 4 Stars

Where to Buy:
The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life 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:

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A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue Book Cover A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue
The Rwendigo Tales
J. A. Myhre
New Growth Press
September 26, 2016
128

African rebels. Stolen girls. Illegal logging. A dangerous cobra. Join eleven-year-old Kiisa and her messenger bird, Njili, on a thrilling rescue mission in the heart of Africa and learn with them the true meaning of bravery and the value of forgiveness in the second page-turning book in J. A. Myhre’s The Rwendigo Tales.

The Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue By J. A. Myhre.

A Girl, a Bird, and a Rescue itself is a delight… It’s also based on real events, which makes it so special! Just right for reading aloud, the characters carry a sense of magic and the impossible beauty of the African jungle. ”
Reviewer: Diana Gardenhour
Rating: 4 Stars

“The novel is very well-written, and Myhre is a natural storyteller. It is definitely a page-turner!… A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue is a story that can be enjoyed by both children and adults, which is often rare to find.”
Reviewer: H. Marshall
Rating: 5 Stars

“Thank you, Ms. Myhre, for a heartwarming read & your generosity toward the least of these who can’t defend themselves. Ultimately, the good read & the donation make the purchase a win-win for everyone. Buy it–you’ll like it.”
Reviewer: Jackie McBride
Rating: 5 Stars

A Bird, a Girl and a Rescue with its twists, turns, nod to local African culture, sports scenes, and talking animals known as Messengers, is appealing for adults and youth alike. For those unfamiliar with African culture, the glossary of terms on pages 128 – 130 is most helpful.”
Reviewer: Becky Miller
Rating: 4 Stars

“It is a great short read that will have you wondering from page one. A great little story about A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue.”
Reviewer: Jalynn Patterson
Rating: 5 Stars

“As the story progresses we see the main character develop courage, learn the value of forgiveness and experience the forging of surprising friendships. The story is realistic, portraying evil as well as good. This book is listed for ages 8-12, but I would make it 8-adult.”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 4 Stars

“There’s a good message about forgiveness and grace, and the rescue mission is intriguing so overall it would make a good story for young readers.”
Reviewer: Kim Pina
Rating: 4 Stars

“Beyond the gripping nature of the story itself is the description of the unsugarcoated nature of evil in our world and the right kind of courage in its presence. This story challenges our children to be righteously courageous in our world. I recommend it.”
Reviewer: Jimmy Reagan
Rating: 5 Stars

A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue was written first and foremost to J.A. Myhre’s own children as a Christmas present. This makes her writing personal and deeply impactful. Myhre is telling the story which became her reality as she moved to Africa to help children, and she does an excellent job of taking that story to the world.”
Reviewer: Chrys Jones
Rating: 4 Stars

“As much as can be said about the content of the novel, the cause is even greater: “Half of the author proceeds from this book will go directly into a fund that enables orphans to receive an excellent education.” In sum, A Bird, A Girl, and A Rescue is a book for young people full of biblical imagery that is culturally-informing.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 4 Stars

A Bird, A Girl, and a Rescue is a book that children will enjoy reading and one which parents should rush to read to their children. There are many teachable moments and the storyline (based on events which happen to real people) will encourage your children to take an interest in atrocities which are foreign to their experience, but a stark reality in many places around the world. This was a wonderful book and I can’t wait to read it to my children.”
Reviewer: Aaron Cerda
Rating: 5 Stars

“Besides being a great book to read as a homeschooler, it would also be a great book to read aloud as a family. Even as an adult, I found the story to be quite good and one that reaches through the ages to provide both entertainment and lessons to learn. ”
Reviewer: Monica Huyser
Rating: 5 Stars

“I rarely read fiction books but I wanted to give A Bird, A Girl, and a Rescue by J. A. Myhre a try… The author intersperses common Luwendigo words within the story. A glossary is in the back which defines each one. This aspect of the book allows kids to see a word in another language which I think they would find very interesting.”
Reviewer: Debbie Crawford
Rating: 3 Stars

“Overall, a fascinating read and great to read a book set in modern Africa… The book is designed for children from about 8-11.”
Reviewer: Sarah Jones
Rating: 3 Stars

“My suspicion is that young readers will be taken in by this short story and the practical lessons will serve them well.”
Reviewer: David Steele
Rating: 3 Stars

“If you are looking for a positive gift for your young reader, this is a great choice!”
Reviewer: Hillary Cobb
Rating: 4 Stars

“Young readers will enjoy the fun and adventure aspects of the story. Older readers – and adults – will hopefully gain a little insight into the tension of living in a politically-corrupt area with the ever-present danger of guerrilla warfare.”
Reviewer: Mandy Johnson
Rating: 4 Stars

“In all, this is a great book. My boys (nine and six) all loved it and gave it two thumbs up. The language was often a stretch for the six-year-old, but he was still able to follow along, and my nine-year-olds were fully immersed in the action. I’ve no doubt they’ll read this book on their own in the coming years.”
Reviewer: James Korsmo
Rating: 5 Stars

“I’ve greatly enjoyed this series so far. It’s a pleasure to tuck these lovely stories away on our shelf for my boys! As a side note, I’ve also loved the beautiful covers, and I’m thrilled that they go together so nicely! It’s always even more pleasurable to add beautiful stories to our shelves when they have beautiful covers.”
Reviewer: Tammy Shelnut
Rating: 5 Stars

“I think this book would be enjoyed by many preteens, as well as those a little older or younger. It could also be a wonderful story for families to read and talk about together… By all means, enjoy this story for yourself, then pass it along to a niece or a kid at church. You’ll both be edified as you see God at work among the Messengers and in Kiisa’s courageous heart.”
Reviewer: Sarah White
Rating: 5 Stars

“The plot was engaging and moved at a good pace… I haven’t read the first book yet, and I did not see any reason that you would need to read it first in order to appreciate this book, since though the family and setting are the same, the stories seem to be completely independent.”
Reviewer: Michelle Woods
Rating: 4 Stars

“As with most well-written juvenile literature, this story is meant for young adults, but adults traveling with them will be thankful for the ride. A Bird, a girl, and a Rescue can’t replace a trip to rural Africa. But for one percent of the cost of an airline ticket it is a highly recommend stand-in”
Reviewer: William Boekestein
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a very enjoyable book and can lead to fruitful discussions about one’s purpose and value in life.”
Reviewer: Peter Butler, Jr.
Rating: 4 Stars

“I would recommend this to any young girl or boy who is interested in reading about another world, but not just one in fantasy. One that can be visited and experienced here and now. I will definitely be offering this book to my daughter when she’s old enough.”
Reviewer: Hannah Christmas
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this book for all juvenile readers. It would make an excellent present. Half of the royalties from the sales of this book help enable children receive an education.”
Reviewer: Rani Grant
Rating: 5 Stars

“I cannot recommend this book enough because of it’s adventuresome nature and it’s cultural challenge. This book covers everything from adventure to rescue to culture to imagination…”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 4 Stars

“Myhre’s story of a young African girl comes to life from page one. This exciting and fun fantasy, adventure story is one that children will absolutely enjoy.”
Reviewer: Sydney Anderson
Rating: 5 Stars

“I haven’t found many books, like this one, that both adults and children will walk away with a lot from… and this is one of them. I can see myself and my children, especially my daughter, reading and re reading this book. Easily adding to the “Via Bella Top Reads” this year!”
Reviewer: Via Bella
Rating: 5 Stars

“As an adult, I even enjoyed the tale – it would be fun to read to my children when they are a little bit older. The characters were described well and the illustrations sprinkled through out this chapter book were a fun addition. The cover was beautiful and intriguing.”
Reviewer: Cindy Cook
Rating: 4 Stars

“The story contains adventure, danger, and bravery like none other. It is captivating and I can almost guarantee that not only will you love it, but so will your sons and daughters. This is a book that will stay on my shelf so my kids and I can read it over and over – and that doesn’t happen very often.”
Reviewer: Amanda Talbert
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book will lead readers on an intriguing adventure that will have both children and adults eager to know what happens next.”
Reviewer: Vanessa Small
Rating: 4 Stars

Where to Buy:
A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue 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:

A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue by J. A. Myhre Buy Now:

The Dynamic Heart in Daily LifeThank you for your interest in reviewing The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experience by Jeremy Pierre. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Our approach to counseling and personal ministry is often lopsided—we treat people as minds to be taught or problems to be fixed, moving too quickly toward applying biblical solutions without taking the time to love people well and understand their experiences and hurts.

The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life provides a comprehensive view of how the heart works and how Christ redeems it. Pierre’s faith-centered understanding of people combines with a Word-centered methodology to give readers a practical way to help others better understand their tough experiences and who they are in light of who Jesus is. Pierre guides readers through four key activities—reading, reflecting, relating, and renewing—that will consistently position them to understand everyday human experiences in light of Scripture.

Pierre exposes the false dichotomy between the spiritual and seemingly unspiritual parts of the human experience, showing how every thought, feeling, and choice actually expresses the spiritual activity of the heart. He shows how faith in Christ is the means by which the heart begins to respond differently. Faith is not only the entry point for heart change, but also an expression of our everyday, ongoing need for Christ.

Pierre’s holistic view of counseling—forged by his experiences as a counselor, pastor, and seminary professor—equips readers to understand how everyday beliefs, desires, and commitments shape how we respond to life’s biggest struggles and how an active relationship of trust in God is the foundation for lifelong change.

Praise for The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life:

“Scripture commands us to pay careful attention not only to our actions but also to our hearts. Yet, as many Christians know, the fight against indwelling sin can be one of the most challenging and exhausting aspects of the Christian life. In this book, Jeremy Pierre shows us how to deal with our hearts according to the truths of the Gospel. This book, firmly committed to the sufficiency and authority of Scripture, is a needed resource for the church.”
-R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“In The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life, Jeremy Pierre wonderfully describes how a heart with dynamic faith will so value things that God finds valuable that God becomes the ‘control desire’ in human experience, emotion, and choice. This insight provides not simply an understanding of human motivation but a profoundly helpful tool for transformative Christian counseling.”
-Bryan Chapell, Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church; author, Holiness by Grace and Christ-Centered Preaching

“I am delighted to see this book in print. Jeremy Pierre has ministered to me as a friend and colleague much more than he realizes. Now, through this book, many others can see why he is so appreciated by his students, seminary associates, and fellow church members. In these pages pastors, counselors, caretakers, and just about anyone who works with people will find help to better understand the heart and experience of the person in front of them, and thereby be more fully equipped to minister Christ to that person.”
-Donald S. Whitney, Professor of Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life and Praying the Bible

Jeremy PierreAbout the Author:  Jeremy Pierre, PhDis Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling and Dean of Students at Southern Seminary. He is also a pastor at Clifton Baptist Church. He is coauthor of The Pastor and Counseling. He and his wife Sarah raise their five children in Louisville, Kentucky.

Book Information:

  • Publisher: New Growth Press
  • ISBN: 9781942572671
  • Page Count:  288 Pages

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates:  October 9-23, 2016
  • Available Formats:  Paperback (Continental US Only), .mobi ebook (Kindle), .epub ebook (Nook, Apple iBooks), & PDF
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog, NewGrowthPress.com, and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experience by Jeremy Pierre. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue by J. A. MyhreThank you for your interest in reviewing A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue by J. A. Myhre. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Eleven-year-old Kiisa had no idea why her parents would send her away to boarding school. She wondered why they couldn’t all stay together in their beautiful African valley home. But no matter what she said they were firm: she must go, and she must go to this school.

As she said a tearful goodbye to her father, he whispered, “For such a time as this. . . . Remember that phrase, and try to open your trunk soon. You’ll find something unexpected inside.” When Kiisa opened the trunk, she was astonished to find a small heap of black and white feathers that quickly unfolded into a little bird, a wagtail to be exact. Her surprise only deepened when the bird started to speak, ”My name is Njili. I am one of the Messengers, though a small one. I have been sent to assist you with the Rescue.” Kiisa had no idea what she meant, but she would soon find out.

Join Kiisa on the adventure of a lifetime—a dangerous rescue mission that includes rebels, stolen girls, illegal logging, a hungry cobra, and more messengers who help in unexpected ways. Kiisa sets out to rescue others, but finds herself rescued from fear and bitterness as she learns that bravery is nothing more (or less) than being in the right place at the right time and taking action despite her fears.

This page-turning story, the second in The Rwendigo Tales (A Chameleon, a Boy, and a Quest is the first book), is an adventure that children, young adults, and even full-grown adults will not be able to put down. A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue creatively and convincingly explores universal themes like family, forgiveness, bullying, and courage by blending magical realism and compelling storytelling. Written by a long-time medical missionary to Africa and featuring realistic pen and ink illustrations, it draws first-world readers into another (equally real) world—where young girls are captured by rebel soldiers, terrorism is a way of life, and environmental resources are exploited without a second thought. As Myhre’s characters deal with these real-life issues in the news, readers of all ages will gain a deeper interest in global human concerns.

Designed for eight-to fourteen-year-old youth.

Praise for A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue:

“Much of the beauty of fiction is its unique ability to transport us to places we have never been so we can enjoy experiences through the eyes, hands, and minds of fictional characters. J. A. Myhre’s novels invite boys and girls to embark on distinctly African adventures that are as exciting as they are instructive. I think your children—and perhaps also their parents—will love them.”
-Tim Challies, Author; blogger at challies.com

“Dr. Jennifer Myhre’s stories are birthed from the African outpost where her husband and family have shared their lives, skills, and hearts for the cause of the Christ. Each account, written so that her own family would embrace and rejoice in the power of the gospel, is told in engaging narrative fiction but also rings true with deep knowledge of the African experience and biblical hope for all nations.”
-Bryan Chapell, Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church, Peoria, IL

“Kids love adventure stories. A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue will have them begging you to read the next chapter, and each one seemed to hold a surprise—a great family bedtime story.”
-Marty Machowski, Family Pastor; author of The Ology, The Gospel Story Bible, Long Story Short, and other gospel-rich resources for families

About the Author:

J.A. Myhre serves as a doctor with Serge in East Africa where she has worked for over two decades.  She is passionate about health care for the poor, training local doctors and nurses, promoting childhood nutrition and development, and being the hands of Jesus in the hardest places.  She is married to her best friend and colleague Scott, and together they have raised four children for whom many of her stories were written as Christmas presents.

Book Information:

  • Publisher: New Growth Press
  • ISBN: 9781942572695
  • Page Count:  128 Pages

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates:  October 3-16, 2016
  • Available Formats:  Paperback (Continental US Only), .mobi ebook (Kindle), .epub ebook (Nook, Apple iBooks), & PDF
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog, NewGrowthPress.com, and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue by J. A. Myhre. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

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:

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