The Root That Pollutes
When people treat you wrongly, insult you, or are outright sinful to you, how do you react? Are you satisfied to hold grudges against those who wrong you, as long as they don’t lead to action? Unfortunately, your decision to harbor bitterness is just as much of a sin as the one originally committed against you, and your reaction to others’ sin is a spiritual battle you are called on to win.
Lou Priolo focuses on that battle in this vital booklet that seeks to weed out the problem of bitterness. By offering a biblical definition and identifying its outward signs, the author equips you to recognize bitterness in your own life, and he lays out a scriptural plan to ensure victory by repaying others’ evil with good. You will find grudges losing their grip as you focus instead on how to show love.
“The first time I heard Lou Priolo preach a sermon, it was on the topic of bitterness. His message was so biblical and I was intrigued that Scripture could be used in such a practical way. This booklet is much like that talk and is a gift from God to Christians who struggle with hurts from others. I highly recommend it!”
— Martha Peace, author of The Excellent Wife and Damsels in Distress
About the Author
Lou Priolo is Director of the Eastwood Counseling Ministry in Montgomery, Alabama. He is a graduate of Calvary Bible College and Liberty University. Lou has been a full-time biblical counselor and instructor for more than twenty-three years, and is a Fellow of the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors. He is also author of numerous books, including Danger Signs of an Unhealthy Dating Relationship and The Heart of Anger: Practical Help for the Prevention and Cure of Anger in Children
Resources for Biblical Living
Bitterness: The Root that Pollutes is just one of the booklets by Lou Priolo in the Resources for Biblical Living Set . Others in the set are:
- Faithfulness: No More Excuses
- Self-Image: How to Overcome Inferiority Judgments
- Selfishness: From Loving Yourself to Loving Your Neighbor
- Discontentment: Why Am I So Unhappy?
- Deception: Letting go of Lying
- Divorce: Before You Say “I Don’t”
- Fear: Breaking its Grip
- Judgments: Rash or Righteous
- Manipulation: Knowing How to Respond