Genre: Religion/Christian Life/Inspirational
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: October 1st, 2013
Reviewer: Jean Eastwood
Dr. Charles F. Stanley has been the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA since 1971. If you have cable television you can catch his sermon on Sunday mornings. He has written more than fifty books with sales of more than 9 million copies. In this book he shares his fear of flying with his readers with whom a lot of people can definitely relate.
I found this book to be very informative and an interesting read. Dr. Charles Stanley explains how you can break free from the feelings that have taken you captive and regain the purpose for which God gave you emotions in the first place. The five emotions that wound us are: fear, rejection, bitterness, guilt and despair. Dr. Stanley believes that when you admit how these emotions are destroying you, you can be healed by asking for God’s help. Genuine healing can occur if you believe it is possible and never give up. Make it your goal to improve your life.
The book teaches us that most of our negative emotions are ingrained in us as children and take a long time to develop. Therefore, we need to be patient when trying to identify the root causes of our fears and confront them. We need to ask God to help us overcome our fears, anxieties, rejections, and to thank God on a daily basis for his ongoing help from the Holy Spirit.
After reading Emotions, I have become inspired to put some of Dr. Stanley’s suggestions to use and try a “work in progress” attitude regarding some of these “wounded” emotions. Hope you enjoy the book as much as I did.
“We received a free copy of this book from Howard Books, for our honest review. The opinions expressed here are our own.” –The Jag Review