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All the Feels: Discover Why Emotions Are (Mostly) Awesome and How to Untangle Them When They're Not

All the Feels: Discover Why Emotions Are (Mostly) Awesome and How to Untangle Them When They're Not

by Elizabeth Laing Thompson

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Overview

All the Feels could turn your 2020 around!” —Crosswalk.com
Emotions—love them or hate them, we’ve all got them.

And we’ve all got to figure out what to do with them. But wait—can we do anything about our emotions? Can we learn how to identify, express, experience—and yes, sometimes wrangle—our feelings in order to live a vibrant, healthy, fruitful life for Jesus?

In All the Feels, author Elizabeth Laing Thompson uses her experiences as a big feeler to encourage and equip different kinds of feelers with the biblical perspectives, practical tools, and scriptural reservoir they need. As a woman who has lived every day of her life having All The Big Feelings All The Day Long, Elizabeth knows what it’s like to live life through our emotions—and how important it is to understand, take control of, and grow from those emotions. Whether you have a sensitive soul with more feelings than you know how to name, a logical personality that doesn’t quite know what to do with feelings, or a steady flow of emotions somewhere in the middle, All the Feels will help you
  • 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.

Get ready to throw open the doors of your heart, bringing God to your emotions and your emotions to God—the One who invented feelings and who always welcomes yours.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496441799
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 09/08/2020
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 140,169
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

Acknowledgments 269

Notes 273

About the Author 275

What People are Saying About This

Jennifer Marshall Bleakley

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!

Elisha Kearns; Blogger

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.”

Heidi McCahan

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.

Karen Linamen Bouchard

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 you—and learn how to experience all your emotions in ways that will revolutionize your relationship with yourself, with others, and with God.

Laura Hope Whitaker; Speaker and founder of Java Joy

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.

Tracy Steel

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.

Mary M. Shapiro

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.

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