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Uprooting Anger: Biblical Help for a Common Problem (Jones)

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Grandma was right. You've got to get the weeds by the roots, or they'll just grow back. So too with deep-rooted anger. Moralistic efforts to be patient with your coworkers won't cut it. Regret-riddled resolutions to stop yelling at your kids won't last. You must rip out those angry roots.

But is uprooting sinful anger a realistic goal? Can it happen? God's answer in the Bible is "Yes!" Whether you tend to simmer or strike out, whether you implode or explode, there is biblical help for you. Robert Jones shows us how to effect godly change in our lives in this practical Christ-centered resource.

Table of Contents:

  1. What Is Anger?
  2. Is Your Anger Really Righteous?
  3. Getting to the Heart of Anger
  4. Repentance: The Road to Uprooting Heart Anger
  5. Changing Our Angry Behavior: Sinful Revealing
  6. Changing Our Angry Behavior: Sinful Concealing
  7. Anger against God
  8. Anger against Yourself
  9. Helping Others Deal with Their Anger
  10. Why You Must Deal with Your Sinful Anger

Appendix A: Sample Growth and Application Assignment

Appendix B: Reconsidering Two ‘Anger’ Texts: Ephesians 4:26 and Hebrews 12:15


“Two things are hard to do with anger: face the fact that you have a problem with it and be hopeful as you do. This book will help you do both. Jones shows that the Bible is both shockingly honest about anger’s cause and wonderfully encouraging about its cure.” - Paul David Tripp, author of Age of Opportunity

“Far and away the best material on anger I have read, thoroughly biblical and immensely practical. Jones does a masterful job of helping us identify anger in our lives, then gives us biblical steps for uprooting it. Every Christian ought to prayerfully read this book and apply its teaching.” – Jerry Bridges, author of The Pursuit of Holiness


Robert D. Jones is pastor of Grace Fellowship Church in Hurricane, West Virginia. He is assistant professor of biblical counseling at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary