Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Runaway Emotions

Runaway Emotions: Why You Feel the Way You Do and What God Wants You to Do About It is a book by Jeff Schreve, a pastor in Texarkana, TX. Pastor Jeff points out in this book that emotions are similar to fire alarms. They have a purpose, usually a purpose of warning us of something awry in our spiritual life. He touches on the most common emotions such as embarrassment, frustration, loneliness, worry, anger, guilt, discontentment, and depression. He states that, "God wants to show you exactly what is wrong so you can effectively deal with the source of the problem, and not waste time masking the symptoms." This book is based on a sermon series prepared by Pastor Schreve, and as such each chapter deals with a different emotion, in a typical 3 point sermon treatment. If you enjoy reading texts of sermons, you will enjoy this book. If not, I would recommend getting the audio book. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."