- discover your own God-designed “feelings style” and how it impacts your life and relationships,
- distinguish fact from feeling and figure out which feelings you can trust, and
- understand which emotional gifts God wants you to expand, explore, and enjoy.
|Publisher:||Tyndale House Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Elizabeth Laing Thompson is the author of When God Says. "Wait" and When God Says, "Go." She loves finding humor in holiness and hope in heartache. Elizabeth lives in North Carolina with her preacher husband and four spunky kids, and they make her feel humbled but happy, exhausted but Exhilarated, sometimes stressed but often silly-well, you know … all the feels. You can find her at ElizabethLaing Thompson.com.
Table of Contents
Part 1 How Should We Feel About Our Feelings?
1 Welcome to Our World 3
2 Embracing Your Emotional Gifts 19
3 The Happy House 35
4 When Darkness Comes Knocking 51
5 I Can't Help the Way I Feel … Or Can I? 67
6 Facts versus Feelings 81
Part 2 What Specific Feelings Tend to Trip Us Up?
7 Anxiety: When Thoughts Go Blender 99
8 Borrowing Burdens: What's Yours Is Mine? 119
9 Cynicism: (Too) Great Expectations 141
10 Idealism: Finding Joy in the Midst of Imperfection 151
11 Guilt: What ft Demands from You 167
Part 3 How Do Emotions Work in the Real World?
12 The Potential in Your Prayer Life 185
13 A Big Feeler's Guide to the Bible 201
14 Harnessing Emotions in Relationships 219
15 Input Overload 237
16 Sharing Your Emotional Gifts with the World 247
17 How God Feels about Feelers 257
About the Author 275
What People are Saying About This
Full of laugh-out-loud stories, practical help, Scripture-based prayers, and powerful reflection prompts, All the Feels is one of the best books on feelings and emotions I have ever read. An experienced “big feeler” and student of the Bible, Elizabeth Laing Thompson will help you identify the type of feeler you are, the blessing to be found in feelings, and how to keep feelings in their proper place in order to live an untangled and authentic life. So whether you roll out the welcome mat to each and every feeling or try to shove them all in a closet, All the Feels is a must read!
As someone who has thoughts that overwhelm them and emotions that often overtake them, I found All the Feels so uplifting to read! Elizabeth just gets it, and because she knows the struggle firsthand, she is able to provide practical tools along with biblical application in order to help someone like me defeat the battle that often rages within. Her stories will have you saying “me too.” And her insight will have your heart and mind saying “thank you.”
In a world that often tells us our feelings are “too much” or “not enough,” Elizabeth offers a much-needed message infused with encouragement and anchored in God’s Word. You’ll finish this book equipped to live an emotionally engaged life, secure in the knowledge that the Creator of the universe designed your emotions for a purpose, on purpose.
If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by your emotions (and who hasn’t?), All the Feels will help you experience new freedom, joy, and purpose in your emotional life. Elizabeth offers heart-healing hope, delivered in a delightful mix of engaging stories, true confessions, and biblical insights that make you go, “Wow!” Stop letting your emotions get the best of youand learn how to experience all your emotions in ways that will revolutionize your relationship with yourself, with others, and with God.
All the Feels is not just for the big feelers. Elizabeth’s perspectives are transformative in helping us appreciate a new layer of God’s personality through those who feel big. As a steady feeler, I have been woven together by my mom, my son, and my friends who all feel big. All the Feels is a practical participation in learning to feel forward and appreciate emotion in ourselves and others, as well as our Father.
Dissect any given hour of my day and you’ll discover a cornucopia of emotions abounding inside my heart, because all the things produce all the feels within me. As a result, I often struggle with how to handle my feelings, wondering why God wired me the way he has. But All the Feels has helped me untangle the blessedness of all my big emotions by looking at them through the perspective of my bigger God. I no longer believe godliness equates to an emptiness of emotion. I feel because the God who designed me for godliness experiences all the feels too. I highly recommend this book for tangled-up hearts everywhere, for Elizabeth Laing Thompson has given us the means to harness our happy and our heartache the way God intended. So enjoy your emotions. Keep feeling all the feels, because our God is doing the same.
Elizabeth Laing Thompson has written an interesting, insightful, and easy-to-read book about a very complex subject. The amount of thought and prayer that she has put into this project is obvious. I highly recommend All the Feels to anyone who wants to learn how to identify, process, and manage their emotions in a healthy and righteous manner.