|From the Author||
|By gkeylon | 17 Jun 2011 ||
Larry Heath explains how God led him to write the Living Free study Anger: Our Master Or Our Servant. This Living Free small group study has touched thousands of people through prison ministries, churches, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs.
"It was through a series of life situations and life transformations that I was led to write the Living Free (Turning Point Ministries) small group curriculum, Anger: Our Master of Our Servant – The Creative Use of a Powerful Emotion, and the companion “little book” on anger, Mastering Anger.
In 1993 I met Dr. Jimmy Lee and Dan Strickland while attending a seminar on using Living Free materials in our church. As pastor of pastoral counseling and personal growth and small group ministries, I, along with our small group leaders, was looking for a discipleship program that would address the Christian life from the point of view of how one comes to terms with life-controlling problems. Turning Point offered the solutions to the problems we were facing. After attending several seminars with our leadership I continued contact with Turning Point and completed my Facilitator/Trainer Certification with Turning Point.The relationship that developed with Dr. Lee over the next two years after this training allowed me to lead Turning Point leadership training seminars in local churches in North Carolina. Dr. Lee also led small group Living Free training at our church as we established Living Free groups. Dr. Lee approached me in late 1995 about writing a small group curriculum for Turning Point. After much thought and prayer I suggested that we address the issue of anger and its impact on the Christian life with emphasis on discovering how we can use anger creatively to glorify God."