8 Biblical Counseling Resources on Anger

One of the main reasons Faith Bible Seminary chose to launch our own blog site was to provide the church with helpful resources for life and ministry. Today’s post is one example, as we share 8 Biblical Counseling Resources on Anger. Each resource has an embedded link and a summary description of the resource.

Anger: 4 Biblical Counseling Booklets on Anger 

Anger: Escaping the Maze, by David Powlison

Anger. We all experience it, some more than others. When is it righteous and when is it not? How can we control our anger and not get caught in a maze of rage?

Controlling Anger: Responding Constructively When Life Goes Wrong, by David Powlison

What makes you angry? Sometimes it’s small things: traffic jams, a waiter’s mistake, or a friend’s inattention. And sometimes it’s big things: betrayal, injustice, meanness, violence, oppression, selfishness, and lying. How do you deal with your anger? 

Angry at God? Bring Him Your Doubts and Questions, by Robert Jones

Do we grin and bear our suffering or rashly vent to God? Robert Jones shows that we should humbly bring our doubts and questions to God.

Anger, Anxiety, and Fear: A Biblical Perspective, by Stuart Scott

Anger, Anxiety, and Fear is a mini-booklet from Stuart Scott that provides biblical thinking and living for those dealing with the emotions of anger, anxiety, and fear.

Anger: 4 Biblical Counseling Books on Anger 

Good and Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness, by David Powlison

Good and Angry from David Powlison contends that anger is more than a problem to solve. Anger is our complex human response to things we perceive as wrong in a complex world, thus we must learn how to fruitfully and honestly deal with it. Powlison undertakes an in-depth exploration of the roots of anger by looking in a surprising place: God’s own anger.               

A Small Book About a Big Problem: Meditations on Anger, Patience, and Peace, by Ed Welch

If you have just gotten irritated for the umpteenth time today, you might wonder if change is possible. Can anyone grow in patience and peace? Yes. But you need a plan. Biblical counselor Ed Welch invites readers to take a 50-day journey that unpacks anger and encourages readers to become more skillful at responding with patience to life’s difficulties. Along the way, readers will be introduced to Jesus, the Prince of Peace, the only one who can empower His people to grow in patience, peace, and wholeness.

Uprooting Anger: Biblical Help for a Common Problem, by Robert Jones

Is uprooting sinful anger a realistic goal? Can it happen? God’s answer in the Bible is “Yes!” Whether you tend to simmer or strike out, whether you implode or explode, there is biblical help for you. Robert Jones shows us how to effect godly change in our lives in this practical, Christ-centered resource.

Anger & Stress Management God’s Way, by Wayne Mack

Anger and stress may be commonplace, but they are still destroyers that will cause devastating harm if left unchecked. By God’s grace, however, no one needs to be overcome by ungodly anger or stress. Experienced biblical counselor, Wayne Mack, shows how to apply God’s Word to finding true and authoritative help, explaining principles that can be adopted for lasting positive change. Includes study questions and evaluation materials.

Note: Today’s post is an excerpt from a 115-page PDF with an annotated list of nearly 500 biblical counseling resources, organized by topic:

The Annual Guide to Biblical Counseling Resources: Truth for Life, 2018 Edition

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Bob KellemenBob Kellemen
Bob Kellemen, Th.M., Ph.D.: Dr. Kellemen is VP of Strategic Development and Academic Dean at Faith Bible Seminary in Lafayette, Indiana. Bob is also the Founder and CEO of RPM Ministries through which he speaks, writes, and consults on biblical counseling and Christian living. Dr. Kellemen served as the founding Executive Director of the Biblical Counseling Coalition. For seventeen years, Bob was the founding Chairman of and Professor in the MA in Christian Counseling and Discipleship department at Capital Bible Seminary in Lanham, MD. Bob has pastored four churches and equipped biblical counselors in each church. Bob and his wife, Shirley, have been married for thirty-eight years; they have two adult children, Josh and Marie, one daughter-in-law, Andi, and three granddaughters. Dr. Kellemen is the author of eighteen books including Equipping Counselors for Your Church, Gospel-Centered Counseling, and Gospel Conversations.