How should Christians understand anger, evaluate it, and respond for good?
Each person experiences anger—in their own hearts and in the words and actions of others. In this doctrinal, pastoral, and practical book, Christopher Ash and Steve Midgley explore the Bible’s teaching about anger through biblical examples such as Moses, Saul, David, and the Ephesian church as well as present-day accounts. Though sometimes right and godly, anger is more often rooted in greed, lust, love of control, or pride. Only once the source of anger is recognized can the gospel of Jesus Christ—God’s perfect wrath poured out on his Son for the sins of many—bring true freedom, transforming a heart of anger into a heart filled with the love of God.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Biblical Portraits of Human Anger Chapter 1: Anger and the Human Heart Chapter 2: Getting to the Heart of Anger Chapter 3: Anger and Harm Chapter 4: Anger and Power Chapter 5: Anger and Self-Righteousness Chapter 6: Anger and Pride Chapter 7: Anger and the Crowd Chapter 8: Using Others to Serve our Angry Madness Chapter 9: Righteous Anger?
Part 2: Leave Room for an Angry God Chapter 10: The Anger of God Is Good Chapter 11: The Anger of God Is Evident Chapter 12: The Anger of God Is a Jealous Love Chapter 13: The Anger of God Is Slow but Sure Chapter 14: The Anger of God Is Revealed in Jesus Chapter 15: Leave Room for an Angry God
Part 3: First Steps in Defusing Human Anger Chapter 16: Contrast Our Own Anger with His: In the Matter of Knowledge Chapter 17: Expose the Agenda behind Our Anger: An Example from Parenting Chapter 18: Feeling Mad: Uncovering the Emotions Hiding Beneath
Part 4: Find Joy in the Peace of Christ Chapter 19: New Desires in Christ Chapter 20: A New “Crowd” in Christ Chapter 21: A New Peace in Christ Chapter 22: A New Power in Christ Chapter 23: A New Humbling from Christ Chapter 24: A New Love from Christ Chapter 25: Learn Wisdom in Christ
Conclusion A Checklist for Our Anger A Devotional Response to Our Anger