Are you handling your anger, or is your anger handling you?
Life is full of frustrations—some big, some little. And while you might not be ready to blow a gasket, it’s easy to get angry in the wake of rejection, hurt, or embarrassment—and anger can have a really tight grip.
In Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion, Dr. Gary Chapman offers helpful (and sometimes surprising) insights into why you get angry and what you can do about it. Using real-life examples of transformed lives and relationships, Chapman explains how to:
Recognize the difference between “bad” and “good” anger

Use anger to motivate you toward positive change

Release long-simmering resentment

Teach others (like your children) how to deal with anger

Anger is a reality of life, but it doesn’t have to control our lives. Learn how to handle anger and use it for good.
Includes reflection questions in each chapter; a 13-session discussion guide that’s perfect for small groups, workplace studies, and book clubs; and a personal anger assessment designed to help you see hose you manage anger.

About the Author

GARY CHAPMAN–author, speaker, counselor–has a passion for people and for helping them form lasting relationships. He is the #1 bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages series and director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Gary travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations. For more information visit his website at

My Review:

We all have anger issues. Some may not be as severe as others, but we all experience anger in some fashion. In Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion, Dr. Gary Chapman teaches us all about anger, biblical backgrounds (yes, even God got angry), and how we can use anger for good. When we think of anger, we only have bad thoughts. Some of us have experienced anger in a more negative way than others. But, I love how the book describes how anger itself is not a sin, but the way we handle it and the actions we take are the sin. I honestly get mad more than I like to admit. And I feel so bad for getting angry. In the book, Dr. Chapman states that anger is a positive emotion that shows us that we care about the person or thing that has wronged us. We should take a step back and acknowledge our anger, and deal with it in a positive and loving manner that will benefit the person who angered us. This book is filled with spiritual truths, and the things Dr. Chapman covers, is scripture based. I could go on and on about this book, and how wonderful it is, but I really want you to check it out for yourself. I have learned so much from this book. This is a wonderful resource, and I highly recommend this book to EVERYONE. 

Go now to your favorite book store, or online book store, and pick up your copy now. 

If you only check out one of the books I recommend, I think this should be at the top of your list!

I rate this book a 5/5 stars. 

Disclosure: I received this book for free from Moody Publishers in exchange for a honest review. The opinions I have stated are true and my own. 


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