Saturday, March 9, 2013

Review: The Anger Workbook

The Anger Workbook: An Interactive Guide to Anger Management
Les Carter and Frank Minirth
Five Stars

As humans we experience a wide range of emotions on a daily basis. Granted some of them aren't as nice and pretty as others, it's all part of being human. Perfectly imperfect, if you will. I received a copy of The Anger Workbook and really took my time with it, as I was very excited to see what I could learn about anger. 

The Anger Workbook is an in-depth look exploring all the facets of anger; Carter and Minirth use several vignettes to illustrate how anger may present itself or manifest, then follow with a series of questions in an attempt to get the reader to explore their own experiences with these particular forms of anger as well as the consequences of certain types of anger. I found the book very informative and, in a day and age when emotions are simplified to just a handful, I found it refreshing and surprising to learn that often times things that are identified as anger are not quite anger, yet there are plenty of emotions that are NOT identified as anger that should be. 

The vignettes really helped solidify my understanding of the different types of anger and the consequences of each type, so I really appreciated the clear explanation and exploratory questions that were posed during each section. I also appreciated the detail that went in to this book, as it is also laced with scripture. 

All in all I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. It is very seldom that I come across a "self-help" book that is worthy of five stars, but this one really taught me some new things about anger that I am very excited to apply to my life. This book is appropriate for everyone; I truly believe that everyone could learn something about anger from this book.

If you are interested in reading The Anger Workbook, you can purchase it here! 

The "fine print": This book was provided for review purposes from All opinions expressed are my own and my honest opinion of the work.