Mastering Our Emotions: Biblical Principles for Emotional Health, By Kevin Chapman

Mastering Our Emotions

Biblical Principles for Emotional Health

by Kevin Chapman

Mastering Our Emotions
  • Length: 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.5 in
  • Published: January 14, 2025
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: A1057
  • ISBN: 9781514010570

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Emotions are a gift from God—yes, even the "bad" ones.

Anxiety can keep us up at night. Anger can cause us to fly off the handle. Sadness can drain us of energy. Shame can isolate us. Emotions like these are powerful. They can tax our relationships and distress our souls. No amount of sheer willpower or good intentions are sufficient to overcome them.

But God has a good purpose for these core emotions he created. By integrating biblical truth, evidence-based insights from psychology, and spiritual practices, we can move from being mastered by these emotions to living in emotional maturity. Psychologist Kevin Chapman draws on his therapeutic expertise to invite us into a deeper understanding of our own thinking patterns, emotional triggers, and avoidance behaviors—all viewed through the lens of scriptural truth and God's power to change lives.

In Mastering Our Emotions you'll find

  • exercises
  • worksheets
  • Scripture readings, and
  • reflection prompts

to help you work through challenges and develop new skills.

Rather than simply reacting to negative emotions in unhealthy ways, with God's help you can experience emotional transformation.


1. In the Beginning
2. Being an Emotional Master: The Purpose of Emotions
3. Being an Emotional Master: The Parts of Your Emotions
4. Being an Emotional Master: Knowing the S.E.A.L of Emotions
5. Being Present
6. Being Renewed
7. Being Adaptive
8. Being Physical
9. Being Brave
10. Being Consistent


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Kevin Chapman (PhD, A-CBT, HSPP) is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty in cognitive behavioral therapy. He is the founder and director of the Kentucky Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. Kevin is an ordained pastor on staff at Covenant Life Church in Jeffersonville, Indiana, and the host of The Sound Mind Show (YouTube), which focuses on managing emotions from a biblical perspective.