Everyone experiences anger, but few of us handle it in a Christ-centered way or know how to help others biblically. We need something better than our own moral efforts and resolutions if we really want to rid our hearts of deep-rooted anger.
In this biblically-based, practical guide to anger management, Robert D. Jones focuses on changing the underlying motivations and beliefs of the heart that drive angry behavior. By uprooting these heart problems, readers will learn to handle their anger and see the fruit of thorough and lasting change. Ideal for either personal or group study, Uprooting Anger includes discussion and application questions in each chapter.
About the author:
Robert D. Jones, M.Div., D.Min., was a pastor for twenty years and now serves as a biblical counseling professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a visiting professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of the books Uprooting Anger and Pursuing Peace; the minibooks Angry at God?; Forgiveness; Bad Memories; Single Parents: Daily Grace for the Hardest Job; and Restoring Your Broken Marriage.
“Far and away the best material on anger I have read, thoroughly biblical and immensely practical. Jones does a masterful job of helping us identify anger in our lives, then gives us biblical steps for uprooting it. Every Christian ought to prayerfully read this book and apply its teaching.” ~Jerry Bridges, author of The Pursuit of Holiness
“Most of us find it all too easy to use words like hurt, frustrated, and troubled to conceal the fact that we are often controlled by sinful anger. This book cuts through this disguise, exposes our bondage to anger, and marks a clear path to peace and freedom.” ~Ken Sande, President, Peacemaker Ministries
“Two things are hard to do with anger: face the fact that you have a problem with it and be hopeful as you do. This book will help you do both. Jones shows that the Bible is both shockingly honest about anger’s cause and wonderfully encouraging about its cure.” ~Paul David Tripp, author of Age of Opportunity
“From road rage to subterranean simmering, anger is a significant problem in many Christians’ lives. Jones brings counseling experience, a knowledge of his own heart, and the riches of the gospel to believers who seek to walk more worthily in the Lord. In Uprooting Anger you’ll find practical help as well as theological depth.” ~Elyse Fitzpatrick, author of Idols of the Heart
“Scriptural, practical, and comprehensive. Jones correctly identifies the root cause of anger as the human heart, and shows that its cure is the grace of God. This book is excellently written, wonderfully illustrated, and helpfully documented.” ~Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary