Thursday, October 19, 2017
Spiritual Wisdom for a Happier Life
There are eight basic human emotions that all people experience--hurt, guilt/shame, anger, anxiety, sorrow, fear, happiness, and love. We might believe we make sense of our lives by thinking through our experiences, but neuroscience shows that the part of our brains that processes emotions is many times faster than the part where logic and reason hold sway. It's the way God created us, but if we do not develop wisdom for handling our feelings, we may find that our emotions continue to get the best of us.
Thankfully, the Bible is full of guidance about our emotions. With keen insight into human psychology and a gift for drawing wisdom for life from Scripture, Dr. Mark Baker shows readers how they can find comfort and promote emotional health in their lives. Anyone experiencing distress in their relationships or struggling with overwhelming emotions or even traumatic events will find clear biblical help and healing, leading them to a happier, more fulfilled life.
My thoughts: I wasn't sure what to expect when I received this book, but I found that it was a wonderful, informative read on how one can take 8 key emotions and better understand them. I thought that the book was easy to read through and I love all the real life stories that are found with each emotion. I highly recommend this one! It is a great book to let one know they are not alone in feeling a wide variety of feelings, but how to better channel those feelings and see them for what they really are.
I received this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.