Look closely at any day and we can usually find anger in both our actions and attitudes. Things spill or go missing, we get stuck in traffic, and the people we live and work with often make life even harder. We want to stay calm, but what do you do when you feel your blood pressure rise yet again?
Anger is so common—yet it also destroys. It leaves its mark on us—it’s not healthy which is one reason we hear so much about finding peace. And it leaves its mark on others. The wounds we inflict on others when we are angry—the loss of intimacy, trust, security, and enjoyment in our closest relationships — give us compelling reasons to look closely at our anger and think carefully about how to grow in patience and peace.
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 and psychologist 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.