Feelings and Faith: Cultivating Godly Emotions in the Christian Life

Feelings and Faith: Cultivating Godly Emotions in the Christian Life

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by Brian Borgman

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This practical theology of the emotions explores what the Bible teaches about our emotions and their relationship to our walk of faith.

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This practical theology of the emotions explores what the Bible teaches about our emotions and their relationship to our walk of faith.

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"Brian Borgman has written a wonderfully Christ-centered and God-glorifying book about how, by God's grace, to restore your emotions to God's image. Feelings and Faith paints a biblically accurate picture of, as the Puritan pastors expressed it, 'holy emotions.' It does not dismiss emotions as some do nor does it worship emotions as some do. This is an important book and I highly recommend it."
Martha Peace, Biblical Counselor; author, The Excellent Wife

"Here is a readable but comprehensive study that unites in biblical friendship the Christian's theology and experience. With the heart of a pastor, Brain Borgman offers an emotional life line that will stabilize your heart and support your faith. Faith and Feelings needs to be in your personal library. I will return to it time and again-so will you!"
Jani Ortlund, Executive Vice President, Renewal Ministries; author, Fearlessly Feminine and His Loving Law, Our Lasting Legacy

"As Christians, who hasn't been confused about the relationship between our faith and our feelings? Are feelings an incredibly important part of your faith, giving you heart-felt ways to express love to God and others, or are they actually to be jettisoned from your faith, being perceived as something dangerous in your relationship to Christ? In this immensely profitable book, Brian Borgman, a very sure-footed guide to this topic, biblically and precisely explains the concept of emotion and how it is to be integrated into one's walk with the Lord. I know of no other book quite like it. All at once, it is Scriptural, wise, clear, pastoral, transparent, and compelling. This is a great resource for instance, for a pastor who desires help in skillfully shepherding his sheep. It is also a wonderful help for a discipler and/or counselor who wants to instruct his disciples and counselees with their fears, worries, and anxieties. Even further, the principles in this work should prove to be of real, lasting value to any believer in Jesus who earnestly yearns to first grasp and then harness his or her own emotions within the context of a sensate culture that is quickly careening out of emotional control. For all who read this book, we should genuinely applaud Pastor Borgman's diligent efforts in now bringing us the most helpful volume available on the subject of Faith and Feelings."
Lance Quinn, Pastor-Teacher, The Bible Church of Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas

"Brian Borgman has done a lot of work on this crucial topic and it really shows. Emotion is one of the least understood topics in our Bible studies and churches and this is a strong contribution to the discussion. I am thankful to have read Feelings and Faith and know others will also benefit from it. It has been a privilege to get to know Brian and his pastor's heart for God's people, which shines through clearly on these pages."
Matthew Elliott, Author, Feel: The Power of Listening to Your Heart; Faithful Feelings: Rethinking Emotion in the New Testament

"Martyn Lloyd-Jones taught us that if we see truth clearly, we must feel it. Authentic faith in the supreme, indomitable goodness of God in sending Jesus Christ as our substitute and redeemer necessarily transforms our feelings. The Holy Spirit awakens earnest love for others from a pure heart (I Peter 1:22), joyful acceptance of loss (Heb. 10:34), and cheerful generosity (II Cor. 9:7). Pastor Brian Borgman's Feelings and Faith stands in the great tradition of Desiring God by John Piper and Spiritual Depression by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Borgman clearly sets forth the foundational role of truth, unpacks a robust theology of Christian experience, and provides examples of how to mortify sinful emotions and cultivate godly ones. I highly recommend this book."
Alex Chediak, Associate Professor of Engineering and Physics, California Baptist University; Author, With One Voice

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Feelings and Faith: Cultivating Godly Emotions in the Christian Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Brian Borgman has produced an invaluable integrative contribution melding these two themes. This volume is well written and well structured. It is theologically sound and substantive, rich in insights, personal and harvested, is practical to the bone, yet delightfully free of any infection of the pervasive psycho-babble that afflicts so many books that focus on feelings. Borgman explodes the common notion that emotions are beyond the reach of address and amendment, but shows that with proper theological grounding our feeling can be brought into proper balance and alignment with Christian standards. This book ought to be in every church and pastor's library.