Emotions: Living Life in Colour
At last! A sane and sensitive book on emotion in the Christian life, an area where extremes prevail and balance is rare. There is something of huge value here both for touchy-feely believers and Christians who have scarcely allowed themselves to touch an emotion in years - as well as everyone in between. The section about ministry and emotion is especially valuable
Julian Hardyman, Senior Pastor, Eden Baptist Church, Cambridge
In a field prone to controversy and extreme attitudes, Graham Beynon has written an admirably balanced book. Solidly founded on a biblical framework of emotions, it provides a very practical approach to the place of feelings in everyday life and, in particular, in our Christian experience. I cannot think of a better book to understand, to appreciate and to recover the value and the joy of emotions
Pablo Martínez, psychiatrist, Bible teacher and author
Biblical Christianity no longer means leaving your brain at the door. Not only are logic and reason welcome, but here emotions and your heart are too. Learning from Jesus, this book explains how emotions affect how we sing, serve and even study God's Word. It challenges both quick answers and poor theology, explores stigma and encourages warmth. In today's reactive culture it brings a clear model and suggests helpful steps to take. -- Dr Rob Waller
, Director of Mind and Soul, and co-author of 'The Worry Book'
We love them. We hate them. But we certainly cannot ignore them. Emotions can be wonderful things we love or horrible things we hate - depending on how we're feeling at the time. Sometimes we feel at their mercy and think that God would have been so much wiser to have made us without them.
But we can't get away from it: God amde us to feel. 'Emotions' thinks through the place of emotions, how we view them, how we handle them and glorify God with them. We see that the mature Christian life involbes a fully unctioning emotional life and that emotions flow from the heart. We focus on how we can grow in good and godly emotions.
About the Author
Graham Beynon is the Minister of Grace Church, a plant in Cambridge, and previously he worked for churches in Leicester and Cambridge. He is the course director for TEAM (Training for East Anglia Ministry). He has written a number of books, including 'God's New Community' and 'Mirror, Mirror' (IVP). He and his wife, Charis, have three children.
Graham Benyon, 28/04/2013