Feelings and Faith: Cultivating Godly Emotions in the Christian Life
Weaves together biblical exposition and practical application to demonstrate how emotions relate to the Christian life.
Emotions are a vital part of what it means to be a human being made in the image of God and redeemed in Jesus Christ. But often our emotions confuse and mislead us. So what is the proper place for emotions in a Christian's walk of faith?
In Feelings and F...more
Of course I do care about what a person may feel but it's important for that person to come to terms with the fact that emotions are but one aspect of the soul, ...more
At the same time, the book is somewhat hamstrung by an assumption that all we need to know about our emotional life can be found in the Bible. This may sound safe, but is it really sound? I don't think so. There is much wisdom to be gained by the careful study of human emotional and psyc ...more
I think the most important contribution is a Biblical theology of emotions and showing how emotions are not sovereign, as they are thought to be by most today.
This would be a good book for a group st ...more
I especially was helped by the section titled, "Mortifying Ungodly Emotions." The author describes the process for putting to death sinful anger, unforgiveness, bitterness, fear, anxiety, worry, and depression. He doesn't just beat the drum against sin, but gives genuine hope in Jesus and the gospel. ...more
I may have been inclined to give this 5 stars, were it not for the latter pa ...more