Joy and Tears: The Emotional Life of the Christian

Joy and Tears The Emotional Life of the Christian What if certain emotions aren t sinful but are actually faithful Most contemporary Christians misunderstand why we have emotions and how we should handle them This book presents a biblical and practi

  • Title: Joy and Tears: The Emotional Life of the Christian
  • Author: Gerald W. Peterman
  • ISBN: 9780802405883
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Paperback
  • What if certain emotions aren t sinful, but are actually faithful Most contemporary Christians misunderstand why we have emotions and how we should handle them This book presents a biblical and practical look at emotions to guide is in the truth.Trusting God doesn t mean being consistently tranquil or subdued Such a view actually makes life flat and two dimensional WeWhat if certain emotions aren t sinful, but are actually faithful Most contemporary Christians misunderstand why we have emotions and how we should handle them This book presents a biblical and practical look at emotions to guide is in the truth.Trusting God doesn t mean being consistently tranquil or subdued Such a view actually makes life flat and two dimensional We often forget that emotions are a gift to fear them or stow them away would be to deny a huge part of what makes us human This book explores the gift of emotions and the benefits of living a robust life of thought, action, and feeling.Illuminating the emotional life of Christ and his followers, Dr Gerald Peterman asks If I m forgiven, why do I feel guilt and shame What about anger What if I m angry with God What is the place of sadness in the Christian life Is love only an action Emotions don t just happen to us like the virus or the flu they are inherently part of us Move beyond discussions of good and bad emotions and learn how to glorify God with all your emotions.Extended chapters on love and anger are included.

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    1. To find a book about emotions that doesn’t end in superficial self-help trivialities or dismiss passionate emotions as sinful is rare; but in “Joy and Tears: The Emotional Life of the Christian,” Dr. Gerald Peterman, professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute, succeeds in looking at emotions thoughtfully and scripturally. In this 2013 publication, Peterman dives deeply into often frowned-upon emotions and lauds them as a gift. He explains that the emotional lives of Christians are just as [...]

    2. Great read! Emotion was not a common topic growing up. Especially enjoyed the chapters on fear and love. Very insightful.

    3. Emotions are important. Emotions are intrinsic to what it means to be a person. It is impossible for a person, a human, to think, live, act, exist, without emotion. But what role should emotions play in the life of a Christian?I'll be honest, I think that there's a lot of crap being said about emotions within much of conservative Christianity. I can't even tell you how many times I've heard some pastor/teacher say something along the lines of: "Love is not an emotion, but a choice." I'm sorry, b [...]

    4. This would be a good read for someone who has no context or experience understanding that emotions are natural and needs direction with a Christian basis. There's nothing standout or remarkable for the wiser than average reader on this topic. It's written to be easy to understand and digest. I could see this as part of counseling or therapy, in which case this would be a very good read. I received an evaluation copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest opinion and review. In no way has t [...]

    5. Joy and Tears is a very balanced and easy read on the place of emotions in the Christian life. As a pastoral counselor, I see so many people who struggle with how their emotions fit (or don't fit) into their discipleship. This book takes a very clear and balanced look at emotions in general, and several specific emotions. The book ends with a chapter on the place of emotions in spiritual transformation. If you are curious about what part emotions should play in your Christianity, I would recomme [...]

    6. Helpful and systematic look at a variety of emotions and how we can experience them in healthy and unhealthy ways. Nothing particularly earth shattering, but helpful to look emotion by emotion to understand biblically how it can be used well and misused, how Jesus experienced the emotion, etc. A nice balance in a world where one group of people says you should stuff your emotions and another says you should give free reign to your emotions.

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