The Cry of the Soul: How Our Emotions Reveal Our Deepest Questions About God

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Beginning with the Psalms, Dr. Dan Allender and Dr. Tremper Longman III explore what Scripture says about emotions such as anger, jealousy, grief, and much more.

In this groundbreaking work they reveal that often our attempts to control our emotions, far from an attempt to be Christlike, are really a form of rebellion against God or an attempt to flee from Him.

This book will help you let go of and learn from...

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Overview


Beginning with the Psalms, Dr. Dan Allender and Dr. Tremper Longman III explore what Scripture says about emotions such as anger, jealousy, grief, and much more.

In this groundbreaking work they reveal that often our attempts to control our emotions, far from an attempt to be Christlike, are really a form of rebellion against God or an attempt to flee from Him.

This book will help you let go of and learn from the past as you learn about meditation, prayer, forgiveness, and confession. Tyndale House Publishers

Our emotions are much more than just uncomfortable feelings we struggle to control. They are windows into our hearts. They are the cries of our souls. And the authors contend that our dark emotions--the ones we tend to hide--actually can reveal in a very graphic way where we are in our relationship with God.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Allender ( The Wounded Heart ), professor and counselor at Colorado Christian University, and Longman ( How To Read the Psalms ), professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary, have successfully combined their areas of expertise to produce an excellent piece of scholarship suitable equally for the layperson and the theologian. Using the Psalms and studying the emotions of anger, fear, envy, despair, contempt and shame, the authors lay out the thesis that ``Exploring God's ways in light of the darker emotions reveals that He uses silence, abandonment, and assault to win our hearts for His glory.'' But this book is not to be mistaken for a fix-it manual for our darker emotions. Quite the contrary. It is instead a focusing tool for the consideration of what emotions reveal about how people deal with their relationship with God and with the pursuit of God as a ``Person to be praised'' rather than as some subordinate ``Servant of our healing.'' (July)
Ann Applegarth
"Exactly what we need in a world of declining civility where pain, grief, and suffering seem to be increasing almost beyond our capacity to cope." — Ann Applegarth, Virtue, February 1995)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576831809
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/1999
  • Series: Experiencing God Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 360,406
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author


Dr. Dan B. Allender received his MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary and his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University.

Dan taught in the Biblical Counseling Department of Grace Theological Seminary for seven years (1983–1989). From 1989–1997 Dan worked as professor in the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling program at Colorado Christian University, Denver, Colorado. Currently, Dan serves as Professor of Counseling Psychology and President at Mars Hill Graduate School (MHGS.edu) in Seattle, Washington.

He travels and speaks extensively to present his unique perspective on sexual abuse recovery, love and forgiveness, worship, and other related topics. He is the author of The Wounded Heart (NavPress), and has coauthored four books with Dr. Tremper Longman III, Intimate Allies (Tyndale), The Cry of the Soul (NavPress), Bold Love (NavPress), and Breaking the Idols of Your Heart (IVP). Dan and his wife, Rebecca, have three children and live in Seattle, Washington.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Chapter  1:  Emotions-The Cry of the Soul

Chapter  2:  The Psalms-The Voice of the Soul

Chapter  3:  Relationships-The Context of the Cry

Chapter  4:  Unrighteous Anger-A Refusal to Wait for Justice

Chapter  5:  Righteous Anger-An Assault Against Injustice

Chapter  6:  Unrighteous Fear-A Destructive Anxiety

Chapter  7:  Constructive Fear-The Fear of the Lord

Chapter  8:  Dark Desire-Envy and Jealousy

Chapter  9:  Divine Desire-The Jealous Love of God

Chapter 10: Abandonment and Despair-The Loss of Hope

Chapter 11: Redemptive Despair-The Restoration of Hope

Chapter 12: Unholy Contempt-Evil's Mockery

Chapter 13: Holy Contempt-The Mockery of Evil

Chapter 14: The Corrosive Power of Human Shame

Chapter 15: The Redemptive Power of Divine Shame

Chapter 16: The Mystery of God

Chapter 17: The Goodness of God

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    Highly recommended

    This book is a must for spiritual personal growth. Both authors share their personal
    experiences. I am reading it for the second time.

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