Holy Anger: Jacob, Job, Jesus
Anger plays an essential part in the faith life of all Christians. In the face of a Christianity filled with cliches of goodness and light, Holy Anger invites the reader to consider anger as something that can transform a potentially devastating energy into a force that brings about rebirth and reawakening. Anger is not something to be avoided; it is a gift from God.
Lytta Basset looks at a number of instances of anger in the Bible. She studies Jacob's struggle with the angel, Job's reaction to his many tribulations, and Jesus' reminder that He did not come to bring only peace. Basset shows how anger and violence form part of our complex understanding and experience of God. She presents and interprets key moments of "holy" anger in the Bible and shows how this anger can result in human goodness and growth.