Exciting news! Paraclete Press is publishing my new book, a revised version of The Angry ChristianHere’s a description of the book:

 


 

 

The Angry Christian: A Bible-based Strategy to Care for and Discipline a Valuable Emotion

AngryChristian-3DAnger rages at a high pitch in our society—Time magazine says it’s out of control in America.  People seem to be on an anger rampage. It generates hostility in families, in churches, in politics, on the Internet, on social media—everywhere. As a personal response to this rage, The Angry Christian encourages all to apply a biblical way to lowering the anger level in our lives and raising the level of peacefulness. Paul summed up the Christian approach when he exhorted the Ephesians to “Be angry, but do not sin.” By controlling our anger and using it wisely, we can contribute to calming the anger in our social environments—one person at a time.

The book demonstrates that God gave us anger as a gift, as a normal part of our human nature. Our anger is good if we engage it to help us do the right thing and if we don’t let it escalate out of hand. But it spawns evil if it gets out of control or if we use it for selfish, wrong-headed purposes. The Angry Christian aims to show how Christians can both be angry and good at the same time. That’s possible if we let the Holy Spirit strengthen us to get angry for the right reasons and to keep anger under control. Individuals that use their anger wisely and under control can help bring peace to our current anger-driven culture.

This is not a psychology or self-help book. It presents a Bible-based strategy for caring for and disciplining a valuable emotion. It describes a method that helps us use anger successfully to overcome the obstacles strewn across the path of our Christian journey. The book contains questions for discussion, personal reflection and application which make it ideal for either individual or group use.

 

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What they are saying about The Angry Christian:

“Anger is the mental virus of our age.  It’s an infection that becomes a poison that becomes an addiction, both bitter and delicious.  Unless it’s curbed, the habitual taste for conflict can break apart communities and families, and eat away every trace of our inner peace.  In The Angry Christian, Bert Ghezzi explains the roots and nature of this emotional slavery with exceptional skill.  Even more importantly, he shows us how we can be free of it.”

 – Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.Archbishop of Philadelphia

 

“In these tumultuous times, many of us see something that makes us angry almost every time we log on to our computers. Bert has provided a much-needed resource that helps us understand how to channel those intense feelings into making the world a better place.”

– Jennifer FulwilerSiriusXM Radio Host and Author of One Beautiful Dream

 

“With so many occasions today for anger, it is important to get it right. In The Angry Christian, Bert Ghezzi draws from scripture, life in the Holy Spirit and the virtues to fashion a response to anger that can become a moment of grace and holiness.”

 – Donald Cardinal WuerlArchbishop of Washington

 

“Whether anger is ally or adversary, righteous or right filled depends upon its when, where, and why. Bert masterfully reveals anger in all its faces, teaching how to harness it for maximum Christian good.”

– Dr. Ray Guarendi, clinical psychologist and author of Fighting Mad.