|The Anger Workbook: A 13-Step Interactive Plan to Help You... (Minirth-Meier Clinic Series)
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This is the only anger management system we've found that offers interactive exercises to help readers understand and modify their own behavior. Whether your anger is from tension at work, frustration at home, or just life in general -- this workbook will help you identify and modify the anger that keeps you from inner peace and contentment. From doctors nationally known in the field of Christian counseling.
- The Anger Workbook
Great workbook to help you identify your anger and work through issues causeing the anger problem....more info
- Very Christian!
I wish had thought to check out the reviews on a site such as this BEFORE I bought the book. Considering this is a work which is supposedly meant to help people overcome toxic anger, I imagine many people feel even more angry upon discovering the very heavy Christian slant of the book....more info
- Religious or not...
The book does have many religious concepts and examples, which can be taken from this book as one of many approaches to dealing with your problems. But this book offers much more than religious answers. I wouldn't say that this book was a life altering experience that has remedied all my ills, but there is a wealth of knowledge for understanding your emotions and building a personal strategy for dealing with the world more productively. Even excluding the religious passages, the book still accomplishes this. I recommend this book to anyone that has ever been angry or angered someone else. Everybody should read this....more info
- A Great Book for Christians Dealing with Anger
This book is especially helpful to those who are trying to follow (or find) Christ and work through their anger. As for the reviewers who say there is no warning about it being Christian, Amazon says this: "From doctors nationally known in the field of Christian counseling" right in their editorial review. This book helped me through some very harsh anger problems and is a great tool to have. Highly Recommended!
- Excellent Resource for Christians in Recovery!
This book was written by Christian Counselors for anyone struggling with anger issues, but is geared toward those with an active spiritual relationship with Christ. The Minirth-Meier team are dedicated to healing the whole person - body, soul, and mind. An excellent addition to anyone's library....more info
- Not very helpful about Children's Anger Issues
I agree with the previous reviewers that the cover blurbs don't reveal this book's heavily Christian slant. I picked it up because there is a chapter about dealing with children's anger issues, and I hoped it would help me with my frequently-angry 9 year old.
The book's easy-to-scan layout made this chapter a quick read. The heading are insightful, for instance, "Don't Be Threatened by Your Child's Anger," or "Let Choices and Consequences Shape the Child." However, I feel that the discussion in the text did not help with my particular situation. It might be useful for someone with a teenager or for someone worried about transmitting spiritual ideas to a child, but not for me, sorry.
- Anger Management for Christians only
As person who recently realized they have a problem with quiet anger I was heartened to find this book. The Description on the back cover seemed to describe a good methodology to work on anger management and the first chapter was encouraging.
However, it quickly became evident that there was a lot of religious content in the book and in some cases it was counterproductive. Not all of us can simply believe that God made this so and we need faith to press on.
There is a lot of good material in this book. However, after progressing a third of a way through it I simply couldn't take the religious references and leaps of faith the authors used to dilute what was a promising way of handling anger.
An actively practicing Chrisian would probably find this book helpful. Anyone else should keep looking....more info
- Do not be suckered!
There is nothing in the title or on the cover to indicate that this is a book whose sole intention is to convert you to Christianity.
The first two pages are about anger, but by page three you are being told that Jesus loves you.
Sad, that religious people feel the need to deceive others in order to get out their message....more info
- Misrepresented, wish I'd read the reviews before!
I am, ironically, angry, after browsing through the Anger Workbook! There was no indication it was Christian based and now I feel ...well angry!...more info
ok i just got this book and i then i just read the reviews christian refreneces ? yes it does i wish i could return it but the back cover is bent im going to still read it because i'll do anything to control my nager ( it destroyed my relationship) but who knows if ill like it becusae im not religious at all and from the sounds of the book that is why people are angry inthe world because they are not christian or something...more info
- You Can Change
This workbook is amazing. Be warned in advance because this workbook demands 100% honesty. If you desire to be changed, this book will show you how. Being able to see myself honestly without fear has been one of the most freeing experiences of my life. In this world we all feel the pressures and pain of life. Whether it be from our own choices or the choices of others, this book shows us that God loves us. If you are ready to see yourself in an authentic mirror, then this is the book for you.
This book is written in a way that is not accusatory. It simply states the facts, asks the questions and the honesty is left up to us. ...more info
- Wasted Money......
Wow, I know that I can be a fool, but I was definately robbed of $16.00, even after reading the front and back of this very deceiving book! I mean, I know that I need help with anger, but this book just seemed to make me ANGRIER! I spent $16.00 on a wanna-be Bible (Something I could have gotten for free at my FORMER Church) and the contents only seemed to anger me more! Not only did half of their text not make sense, their descriptions of anger and recognizing anger only seemed to categorize the entirety of this country! The verbage used and perspective in which this ~story~ is told borderlines an autobiography of a man named "Tom". If you like a good bedtime story, like to waste time and money, and do not need real anger management help, then by all means buy this "novel". My opinion~ Dont waste your time or money, you already wasted enough reading my review! Kyle.... ...more info
- The Anger Workbook
The Anger Workbook is an excellent tool to use in groups
where persons have anger problems. This could be used in
recovery groups, prisons, and large organizations where anger
is a problem. I enthusistically recommend it!...more info
- Anger Managment
This workbook provided immediate results on how to deal with anger. I did not believe anger was an issue with me until I read and understood anger also comes in the form of frustration and irritability. In reading and working through this book I found that I have a choice on how I respond to situations and it's up to me to decide how I will deal with issues in my life. I am glad I purchased this book to use as a reference or to offer to my friends. ...more info
- Maybe it should be called The CHRISTIAN Anger Workbook...
As thought Christians are the only ones who get angry... Or as though, if you want to work with anger more constructively, you ought to become a Christian... This book serves to put off many readers because of it's failure to be inclusive....more info
- The Anger Workbook--- personal review
I purchased this book quite a few years ago. That was the beginning of learning to control my anger. Note I use the word control, not eliminate my anger. I finally learned why I get angry and react the way I do. I learned anger is not a bad thing--it's just the way you express it that can cause you such hardship. I really appreciate the Christian perspective this book offers. It has blessed me to use the information in this book. It has been about 6 years since I read the book and I can honestly tell you the information, counseling, and techniques really have worked. I highly recommend this book for anyone struggling with anger. There is hope to learn about it, understand why you do it, thus having control of it rather than it having control of you....more info
- Good programmed study guide for a small group
I purchased this book a case at a time to be used in an anger recovery program I started at my church. We were doing some lay/counseling when I realized that this area had a desperate need that wasn't being fulfilled. What I did was used the chapters like a 12 stage program, using two chapters a night, and going through the material in small groups. It worked really well. I repeated the process as a 13 week program, and as a four week program. I did find even though the material is quick and easy reading some of the participants in the program didn't read the material ahead of time like they were instructed. I found I had to summarize the chapters in two to three page handouts, and take some of the self analysis tests and have them work those during the weekly group counseling. That worked well. I find if the material is read, then talked about together in a small group, say an existing bible study, it really helps. Just using the book on your own may not be as helpful, but it is better then not doing anything. The chapters help you to get to the root of the cause of your particular anger issues. The self tests are a insightful tool. Not all chapters fit everybody. There are various reasons for anger/depression. "Anger turned inward makes depression." ...more info
- More for Christians than anyone else
Readers who are not Christian or do not identify their sin nature with their internal problems (i.e. depression and anger) will not like nor appreciate this book. I, as a Biblical Christian, appreciate the Biblical and godly approach taken to meet the needs of those who struggle with anger and its many forms. I would recommend this book to Christians and to non-Christians who are open to accepting Christ and the Holy Spirit's work in their life, as they seek God's guidance in managing their anger. If a person reading this book is not a Bible-believing Christian or open to that belief, this book is probably not for him/her....more info
Deceptive, this is a book with a strong religious content. It assumes the reader has a strong reliance in God to solve his/her anger issues....more info
- Maybe people wanting Christian therapy only would like it.
There was no information in the summary information on Amazon (and there is no information on the cover of the book) to tell you that this is a Christian oriented program. I like to separate my psychology and my spirituality. I was looking for something to use with clients who may or may not be Christian. It has many biblical quotes and refers to our innate or inborn sinful nature as being the cause of anger. It says that anger management is linked to spiritual stability....more info
This book professes to be for all people, but is in fact, just for the devoutly religious. I could not finish it because it was so faith based, it made me sick to my stomach. Maybe some people can just give over control of their lives to God, but I cannot. I don't think that the reason for anger is our sins, as the previous reviewer has written, but I do think this book is deceptive. Nowhere on the cover does it mention that this book will try to get you to give your anger over to God and let him take care of you, but that is exactly what this book tells you. It is a total waste of money....more info
- Life Changing
This book has been life-changing. I bought it and am nowing buying a copy for my wife. If you reflect on the questions it asks you, you can learn a lot about yourself. I've been able to apply what I've learned about myself and anger management with my wife, kids, co-workers, customers, etc. I would highly recommend buying the Myers-Briggs temperment book, too. Together, these 2 books make for a powerful combination in learning about yourself and others....more info
- Interesting perspective on anger when secular view isn't enough
We are doing a neighborhood discussion group based on this book; all of us coming from different spiritual affiliations. I have heard the neighbors saying it is a fresh perspective since they mostly hear the secular pychological views. So, they are ready for a new perspective. I figured the 13 step was like the 12 step for Alcoholics and included a spiritual view. I am sure the author was not meaning to bate and switch; just simply trying to appeal to the masses of all affiliations and of all different levels of understanding trying to offer something different for people to consider. It has dramatically helped me....more info
- The Anger Workbook
I found this book to be very helpful in helping me to identify my anger and in giving me solutions to controlling it. I am buying a second copy to give to my husband....more info
- not a christian and can't use it in my work.
this book is for christians and i am not a christian. i cannot use this in my work as it is illegal for me to foster christian beliefs on my residential clients. i was very disappointed in it as it was noted nowhere it was christian based. i feel ripped off....more info
- Not Great
Not the best workbook I have seen. It is not very interactive either. It also has a lot of references to religion....more info
- Worth the price.
This is another great book by Dr. Carter. I found it very interesting and to the point....more info
- Very helpful and not cheesy like most self-help books
I'm good at being angry. I make people laugh with my cutting sarcastic humor - unless of course, they are the target. I have the power in my tongue to both raise people up from the pits and turn someone inside out or become a flame-thrower and torch an entire room to a crisp. I also use anger in the gym and have built a strong body. But what this workbook is making me realize is that I could have humor, quick-wittedness, strength and muscles, etc. without the anger, especially the unbridled anger. It is teaching me where my anger really comes from and why it comes, what situations. I have already got 3 other friends who want the workbook - and I have to send one of them to Hawaii sometime this week. That's another thing I've noticed. I attract angry, sarcastic friends too. But I'm confident that after this workbook, I'll be able to help them to help themselves. I mean, as much as I like my anger sometimes, I've seen it nearly destroy me and my close relationships too. It's not a good friend to have. It can't be trusted and will let you down. It may be hard, but I'm learning how to say good-bye to my old friend anger. I know I'll still get angry, and I should at times because God gave us sense of right and wrong. But how I handle it will be different, and healthy. That's the key and that's what this workbook is all about....more info
- Results that last!
I worked my way through this workbook 10 years ago and it completely changed my life and my marriage. I had some real anger and acting-out problems; and this book was a huge part of the solution.
This God-centered treatment book has real and lasting solutions. Definitely worth the money!...more info
- This peaceful releases you from anger
It is written in an easy to read doctor patient conversations with Bibical scriptures laced through to help you develope a relationship with your God (higher power). Other than your scriptures this a must read for us all, from those who hold frustrations, panic, depression, as well as those who are volitle. We can lean about all and how to bring them under control. Most importantly, it distinguishes between feeling angry and sinning, anger by itself is not a sin. What a releaf! I cannot recommend it enough I am buying lots for xmas and we're doing a family read time chapter a day. For those of us who get SICK and hold it all in, it is truely a spriitual and physical release!...more info
- Too Christian
I agree with the other people who thought that This book was too Christian. Neither the front nor the back of the book mentioned how Christian the book was. I would have returned it as soon as I realized, but I had already written in it (it is a WORKBOOK after all). I felt totally ripped off and let down...more info
- The Anger Workbook: A 13-Step Interactive Plan to Help You... (Minirth-Meier Clinic Series)
What a great book. I wish I had had this book when I was in my 20's, it would have saved me alot of family and work problems. Finally I am finding positive ways to deal with my anger and finding out why I have had such anger problems for all my life. If you have anger problems get this book. They also have one for depression and my wife went through it and it is just as awesome as this one. Don't wait any longer! Get control of your anger and depression....more info
- Helped me Greatly
I turned to the Minirth-Meier series due to familiarity with them. I intentionally chose a book by Christian counselors. While even for me the book was a bit trite at times, its ability to force me into self-examination was very helpful. Through examples, questions and "Do you react in the following ways" type checklists I was able to see myself more clearly, and see the damage I was doing to my family. It helped me identify my emotional "triggers" and find realistic ways to manage and forsee situations that might set me off. Contrary to other reviews, I would not characterize the approach as simply "give it over to God". No, Carter and Minirth squarely placed the responsibility for change at my feet where it belongs, and helped me to see how to begin making the change. ...more info
- Page After Page of Christian Verbage
I ordered this book because I thought it would be helpful in my work with troubled adolescents at a non-denominational residential treatment center. Boy was I wrong! It seems like there's not one page without NUMEROUS references to bible passages! I couldn't even make sense of what the authors were trying to say when connnecting their points to stories in the bible. This book is useless for my work and now I can't even return it! It should have been made VERY clear on the description of this book that it is WRITTEN FROM A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE! All the Minirth-Meier Clinic series books should have that label/caution on them....more info
- I thought this book was GREAT and HELPFUL!
I am a Christian, and I found this book to be very helpful. It touches some personal areas that I wasn't aware of, and it has helped me enormously. I feel like I have a handle on my anger (with God help of course...)now. I recommend this to any Christian who needs it, and I'm sorry if this book offended those of you who aren't Christians. I think it has great basics covered, so even if you aren't a Christian I think it would help....more info
- Anger Workbook
Very good information. Very revealing to find anger issues buried deep inside. Christian based.
- a refund please
If you want a book that's based on religion, not psychology and practical ways to deal with your anger (as I was expecting), then this book may be for you. If, like me, you want a book that deals with anger from a psychological/behavioural stand point, then look elsewhere, as (like me), you may be angered by all the biblical /God/Lord references in this book and find it better suited to kindling or the recycle bin....time for me to go find a 'real' book on this topic now.......more info
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