Denny teaches us in this book that a bitter spirit can happen to any of us if we aren’t careful. Anything from unresolved anger, unforgiving attitudes, resentment, jealousy, disappointment are just some of life’s struggles that cause us to plunge us into bitterness. We must hold God close to our hearts and learn the Word of God to overtake our bust our bitterness. We must come back to our Lord when bitterness overtakes our hearts.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Thank you to my Lord and Denny for busting my bitterness♥
Kim Lanier, BSN, RN
Director of Heart and Vascular Day Hospital & Recovery
Director of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
As a woman who experienced infertility, miscarriages, cancer, and what so many refer to as "daddy issues," I can honestly say I wish I had Bitter Busters years ago. Denny not only opens up about his own experience with bitterness, but he also provides biblically sound examples and practices we can use to help us fight past unforgiveness and anger. This book is an excellent reminder that busting out of bitterness is a process and that God is with us every step of the way.
Traci McCombs, MBA
Author of #1 Amazon Best Seller, My Miscarriages: And Other Uninvited Events
Bitter Busters engages with the natural desire of human bitterness in particular situations with practical principles to avoid or overcome bitterness. During times of rejection, it is our hearts default to become bitter with the person or situation. However, living a Christ filled life as depicted in Bitter Busters gives one strength to live an intentional life to choose love to destroy the desire to become bitter.
Marlo D. Brayboy, MDiv
Doctoral Candidate, Columbia International University
Dr. Bates’s book Bitter Busters has called me to reflect on issues I have "swept under the rug" for quite some time relating to my own family, friends, church, work, and relationship with God. Our world's mentality, since our fall as humans in the Garden of Eden, has been not to forgive but get even when wronged and become bitter when we are treated unfairly by others. Dr. Bates’s book is biblically sound and teaches us God's love and presence in our lives is the only way to overcome what comes naturally. The book is loaded with scriptural references to equip us as Christians to help root out and prevent bitterness from destroying our personal life, lives of others, but most importantly our relationship with God. Thank you Dr. Bates for sharing your personal experiences and life lessons with us along with the Biblical solution to this sin so prevalent in our world and society today!
Stephen M. Welch.,BS, MAT
Bitter Busters is a go-to resource for anyone who has experienced hurt in their life. Through excellent Bible teaching, real life examples and authentic stories Denny guides the reader towards a path of healing from the pain of broken relationships. I cannot more highly recommend this book as a go-to guide for leading you away from the prison of bitterness and unforgiveness and towards the path of freedom, peace and healing.
F. Reeves Cannon, III, M.A.,LPC, BCPCC
Executive Pastor, Church at Sandhurst
We all can and have been guilty of embracing bitterness – someone has done something, said something, that hurt us deeply. We are fallen people living in a fallen world and for Christ followers, this is especially onerous. The root of bitterness is like a root bearing poisonous fruit (Deut 29:18). So, what do we do? In his book, Denny has presented a Scripture based process for busting free from bitterness. Scriptural examples paired with practical personal application, provide freedom, refreshment, and restoration. I have watched Denny live it. A thorough Subject Index is included making this a valuable reference source.
Dr. Denny Bates has created a wonderful guidebook for dealing with the difficult times of life without becoming bitter. Moreover, he points past bitterness to a fulfilled life of compassion and love. Furthermore, his rich life of serving others bears witness to the truth of his testimonies.
Dr. Patrick Hunt – Author of the Pathway of Happiness: Cherish Life and Live Nobly.
Forgiveness…are you kidding me! Denny has taken on a most difficult topic that reaches into the lives of us all. We aren’t built for it in our own power. So why read Bitter Busters? In it is the prescription for not only why to forgive, but how to make it your reality. As someone who has, personally, lived out the necessity for both self and other forgiveness, I believe Denny has done an excellent job of combining the scriptures to unlock the powerful antidote to our natural, human response of bitterness. Bitter Busters is an easy to read resource which guides us to the Truth that Forgiveness really is a gift that we should want to give to ourselves. Thank you Denny, for this work; I pray that in it many will discover His Truth, and through Him find their Freedom.
Denny, we have read your new book Bitter Busters and very impressed with it. You have expressed well your hurts and disappointments, yet our God has led you into a place of acceptance and forgiveness. Now you have shared the scriptural examples of how God, in His faithfulness, has given you His grace and love. May God use it mightily to help others.
Gail & Harry Lyles
Author of Touched By Him: A Man Who Said Yes To Jesus
Denny has written this from his heart. In my opinion, he is the perfect one to have penned this as I know he lives out what he writes. Thanks for reminding me that forgiveness and busting bitterness go hand in hand and that God is the authority that not only commands and enables us to do it, but also exemplifies it to us through Jesus. Well done, Denny.
Owner, Morningstar Farms
Bitter Busters is a must read for anyone who has ever gone through any hardship or trauma and has difficulty letting go of the bitterness of betrayal. No doubt life is hard but having bitterness as a constant companion makes living even more difficult. This book gives a new way of dealing with the bitterness in a way that gives God the glory and allows the captives to bitterness be set free! Denny has a unique way of weaving his real-life story with God’s truth and providing a way out of the bitterness through what is now known as Bitter Busters! This book will change your life and bring a renewed sense of wholeness that can only be experienced through inner healing and forgiveness. May you be set free from bitterness by using the God-given principles outlined in this Masterpiece called Bitter Busters.
Kimberly Eaker MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner, Department of Defense