Book cover: Emotions Confront the Lies Conquer with Truth by Charles F. Stanley


Confront the Lies Conquer with Truth

by Charles F. Stanley

Dr. Stanley in his book about emotions asks, "Wouldn’t life be significantly easier if we didn't have to struggle with our feelings?" He goes on to explain the purpose of emotions and the source of painful emotions.

In his chapter "Reviewing the Evidence," the author gives a vivid description of the "Persistent Lack of Peace." "We feel as if something is off, amiss, or out of control…..there is something within that is always tugging us in a different direction, diverting our attention, and preventing us from focusing on the task before us. It gnaws at us continually, making us feel uneasy, dissatisfied, and distracted."

He also gives a description of a peaceful mind: "…an internal sense of harmony and tranquility. Everything within us is calm--confident 'that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.'" This is found in Romans 8:28.

He gives several charts which contrast wrong thinking with the truth of God. I think we all can find something familiar in these "peace robbers." For the lie "I am useless," he gives the truth found in scripture, "To each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.--1 Corinthians 12:7."

I was helped through a difficult period in my life by the encouragement in this book. Charles Stanley uses his considerable life experience and the Holy Scriptures to teach about the role of emotions and how to cope with emotions which are destructive to our spiritual health.

Book Review
By Scarlett Stough
Title: Emotions Confront the Lies Conquer with Truth
Author: Charles F. Stanley copyright 2013
Publisher: Howard Books, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.


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