David Powlison’s Good and Angry, Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness, is a must read this week. So much good can come from reading this.
I am thoroughly benefiting from this book. Powlison’s writing has already taught me root causes of my issues with anger and has given, as promised, redemptive ways to work with mercy for justice. I wish I had read this when I was in my 20’s.
Here is a quick list of gold within.
Just for an insight, the author lists six common wavelengths in the spectrum of bad anger
- Irritability, anger on a hair trigger.
- Arguing is the disagreeable he said she said friction.
- Bitterness, how anger can last a long time. Recycling hurts, nursing grievances and grudges.
- Violence, sheer destructiveness.
- Passive anger, hides behind the surface.
- Self-righteous anger, Feels good to let it out.