Schreve takes eight emotions that are typically viewed as negative emotions and uses the analogy of a fire alarm to reframe them as warnings to encourage readers to make changes in their lives. The emotions he discusses in this book are embarrassment, loneliness, frustration, worry, anger, guilt, discontentment, and depression. Each chapter discusses one emotion, looks at it from a biblical perspective, and then provides strategies for changing them. Schreve shares real-life stories and personal experiences as examples to see each emotion in action and the effect it can have.
I thought this was one of the most helpful books I’ve read in a long time. It is very clear, easy to use, and one I know I will refer back to in the future as I experience any of the emotions discussed in the book. I love the way Schreve frames each emotion through a biblical context and then uses biblical trues to combat each emotion.
We all experience these emotions at one time or another in our lives and there are a multitude of self-help books available so we can fix ourselves. What is different about this book is that again and again Schreve encourages readers to give it over to God and work on our faith and relationship with him as a means to changing our negative emotions.
This is a very user friendly book that would benefit anyone who struggles with any of the emotions discussed, or anyone who wants a closer relationship with God. I will definitely read this book again and look for other books by this author!
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