Here are additional resources that tackle the subject of anger and emotions in the life of a follower of Jesus.
- Presentation / An Emotional God? What picture do you have of God? Is there room for emotions in that picture? The way you understand God’s emotions deeply impacts the way you relate to your own emotions.
- Presentation / Feelings Like God? Our emotions are not a weakness or sinful. We have emotions because we are created in God’s image, and God has emotions. The more we understand God and God’s emotions, the better equipped we are to discover the truth our emotions reveal. (Very similar to the above presentation, with some of the same content, but focusing on a different aspect.)
- Presentation / The Truth in Anger. Anger is a God-given emotion that has a very important purpose in our lives. What is that purpose?
- 5 things you learned about in church about emotions that aren’t true.
- Myth #1: God is not emotional.
- Myth #2: Emotions will lead you astray.
- Myth #3: Emotions aren’t spiritual.
- Myth #4: Emotional Christians are shallow Christians.
- Myth #5: Ignore your emotions and they will just go away.
These are videos of a six-week teaching series that addresses a Biblical perspective on emotions, and the design of different emotions in our lives.
- #1 Feel Like God
- #2 The Truth in Anger
- #3 The Truth in Fear
- #4 The Truth in Grief
- #5 The Truth in Compassion
- #6 How to be Happy
These are books that talk about these subjects that I highly recommend to you. The links will take you to Amazon where you learn more about the books, and purchase them if you like. (Disclosure: The links below are affiliate links which means if you buy a book through one of these links I will get a minuscule kickback that I promise to spend on more books.)
- Feeling Like God: The Emotional Side of Discipleship, Chris Tiegreen. This is a short book, an easy read. It lays out a quick overview of emotions in the Bible and an application of these ideas to your life. A great starter.
- Feel: The Power of Listening to Your Heart, Matthew Elliot. A much deeper treatment of the subject, with a full survey of emotions in the Old and New Testament, woven through with the author’s personal story.
- Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Unleash a Revolution in Your Spiritual Life. A brave book that challenges a lot of what we’ve learned in church, and points a way toward a growing, emotionally mature Christian life.
- Descartes Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain. This is an academic book, but it presents the latest understanding of what emotions are and how they work. If you want to get deep into the subject, this is really insightful.