runaway emotions {book review}

Runaway Emotions
Why You Feel the Way You Do and What God Wants You to Do About It
By Jeff Schreve

the description on the back of the book reads:
If we pay attention to the alarms in our lives, they could save us.
Worry. Anger. Loneliness. Negative emotions are uncomfortable by design. Like any good fire alarm, they alert us to a greater danger. But they won’t help us if we try to cover them up, hide them behind excuses, or assume they will always plague us.
The only healthy way to manage negative emotions is to find their source and address the problem that set them off. As pastor Jeff Schreve says, “A specific and compelling message can be found in each of your negative, painful emotions. God Himself is trying to speak to you through those emotions—right now.”
So what is God saying? How can we understand our emotions—even change them? Schreve shows how the truth of the Bible can make sense of our confusion. The power of the Holy Spirit can lead us to freedom, and Jesus Christ can give us true peace in the midst of any crisis.
You don’t have to let your emotions run away with you, your family, or your future.
i am an emotional girl, plain and simple.  and so many times i allow my emotions to run out of control and dictate my actions.  so once i saw the this book, i knew i needed to read it.

this was an amazingly powerful book for me.  i was going through a stressful, worry-filled time.  and to be honest, when i worry it makes me sassy.  the other members of my household are not so much fans of this.  i read the chapter on worry and instantly my heart was calmed.  it made me explore my own out-of-control emotions and what God wants me to do with them.  at the end of the book, i was left with such a greater knowledge of my emotions and how God uses them to speak to us.  

it was written in such a down-to-earth, easy to read format.  it held my attention and at times, i even had a hard time putting it down.  i would definitely recommend this book.   

this book was provided to me free of charge by in return for my honest review. the opinions i have expressed are my own.

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