Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World

Anxious for Nothing Finding Calm in a Chaotic World When it comes to anxiety depression and stress related illnesses America is the frontrunner Thankfully there s a practical prescription for dealing with them Anxious for Nothing the most recent b

  • Title: Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World
  • Author: Max Lucado
  • ISBN: 9780718096120
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When it comes to anxiety, depression, and stress related illnesses, America is the frontrunner Thankfully, there s a practical prescription for dealing with them Anxious for Nothing, the most recent book from New York Times bestselling author, Max Lucado, provides a roadmap for battling with and healing from anxiety Does the uncertainty and chaos of life keep you upWhen it comes to anxiety, depression, and stress related illnesses, America is the frontrunner Thankfully, there s a practical prescription for dealing with them Anxious for Nothing, the most recent book from New York Times bestselling author, Max Lucado, provides a roadmap for battling with and healing from anxiety Does the uncertainty and chaos of life keep you up at night Is irrational worry your constant companion Could you use some calm If the answer is yes, you are not alone According to one research program, anxiety related issues are the number one mental health problem among women and are second only to alcohol and drug abuse among men Stress related ailments cost the nation 300 billion every year in medical bills and lost productivity And use of sedative drugs like Xanax and Valium have skyrocketed in the last 15 years Even students are feeling it One psychologist reports that the average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950s Chances are, you or someone you know seriously struggles with anxiety.Max writes, The news about our anxiety is enough to make us anxious He knows what it feels like to be overcome by the worries and fear of life, which is why he is dedicated to helping millions of readers take back control of their minds and, as a result, their lives.Anxious for Nothing invites readers to delve into Philippians 4 6 7 After all, it is the most highlighted passage of any book on the planet, according to Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.In the characteristic tone of his previous books like You ll Get Through This and Fearless, Max guides readers through this Scripture passage and explains the key concepts of celebration, asking for help, leaving our concerns, and meditating.Stop letting anxiety rule the day Join Max on the journey to true freedom and experience joy, clarity, physical renewal, and contentment by the power of the Holy Spirit Anxiety comes with life But it doesn t have to dominate your life.

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    1. This book has a message worth hearing whether you are stressed out and need to calm down or as a reminder to remain living a calm life.Max Lucado keeps a sense of humor alongside the wisdom, I love his anecdotes which make the truths easier to remember and the overall tone is one of hope. I love the way each line of the key verse is broken into practical, tangible ways to live it out and counter anxiety. The acronym C.A.L.M. sums it up beautifully. I am inspired by the premise of the book, those [...]

    2. I flew through this one quickly during a lunch break before we recorded a podcast where one of our team members interviewed Lucado about anxiety -- it's a good read, a quick read, and nothing mind-blowing. There were some helpful, meaningful nuggets here, but it felt more like a "Hey, Max Lucado, you're a popular author, write about this hot topic!" kind of situation than a truly heartfelt book about anxiety. Not a winner for me personally, but one I think will really be helpful for a lot of peo [...]

    3. I think it's time I admit that I'm not going to finish this. I'm not finding it meaningful or interesting, and I'm tired of it sitting on my nightstand and judging me for not reading it.

    4. When I see the name MAX LUCADO my interest is captured. When I ran across ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING: FINDING CALM IN A CHAOTIC WORLD, I ordered it immediately. I have run across many in my life that struggle with anxiety. I think if we were honest, most of us do in one form or another, at different times in our lives. ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING goes beyond what the title may first bring to mind. Anxious comes in many levels. We all have feared, worried, wanted to know what is going to happen ahead of time. W [...]

    5. I suffer from anxiety ughhh it's awful. I'm always looking for advice and a fix for it. I've read a lot of books on it but this was the first book I've read that was about God and anxiety. Trust me I pray about it, but this book gives some specific scriptures to read and an entire section in the back of the book with a bible study on it. The study even includes meditations to read. I recently discovered a large online bible study called Proverbs 31 Ministries online bible study and have enjoyed [...]

    6. I’ve read a number of Lucado’s books, and I’ve yet to be disappointed. This book was a bit shorter than I expected (and I would’ve loved it to have been longer!), but there is so much information to be gained in it that I took my time reading it.The overall message of this book is based on what Paul said in Philippians 4:6: “Be anxious for nothing.” And if someone had a reason to be anxious, it was Paul! Yet, he was able to live in joy. If he can do it, anyone can. Lucado offers tips [...]

    7. I grabbed Anxious for Nothing on a whim when I saw the lovely cover at my library. I expected a moving self-help book to help with my anxiety, instead I got a repetitious, mediocre story.Lucado repeated the same scripture while making the same point throughout the book. As I began each chapter, I expected something new and refreshing, but I didn't find it. I did enjoy how quickly it went by.On a side note, as a Catholic I caught on to some bitter, negativity towards our beliefs.For those still w [...]

    8. I loved the book. Sometimes Christians can be very hard on Christians that struggle with anxiety. Saying things such as, just pray more, or trust God more. This book is written from a perspective of understanding of those who struggle and key ways to overcome them by changing your thoughts and also meditating on Gods word.

    9. There are so many things in life that we are anxious for! Our children, work, finances and all the what ifs that are floating in our minds on a daily basis. BUT if our focus is on God, all those anxieties become weakened as we draw closer to Him! We aren’t promised a life without pain sorrow and suffering, but we can ALL take comfort in knowing that we have the most amazing God cheering for us, leading us and blanketing us with His comfort and love! I can think of nothing greater!💜

    10. Be Anxious for Nothing Philippians 4:6Max Lucado is one of my favorite authors and Pastor's. When I see any book by Max Lucado I must pick it up and read it. Anxiety is one of fastest growing disorders everyone at some point in their life has or have suffered from Anxiety. Some suffer daily others every once in awhile. Anxiety can take over our lives making us sick. Our body's go numb, our head spins, our chest tightens and hurts making us feel as though we are having a heart attack. Why do we l [...]

    11. FANTASTIC! I really needed this right now - my friend, who suggested it to me must have known that! The exact words I needed for the moment. Lucado is a master of taking the ordinary and making it Heavenly - challenging us to look upward and see the One who has it all under control.

    12. 5 stars for the way it affected my life. Here is an excerpt:Do not meditate on the mess. You gain nothing by settling your eyes on the problem. You gain everything by settling your eyes on the Lord. This was the lesson Peter learned on the stormy Sea of Galilee. He was a fisherman. He knew what ten-foot waves could to to small boats. Maybe that is why he volunteered to leave the craft when saw Jesus walking on water through the storm."Peter said, 'Lord, if it is really you, then command me to co [...]

    13. I remember when I was first diagnosed with an anxiety disorder (which also was not long ago) I was angry with God. I knew people suffered from it but, I automatically due to the severity of it blamed God and thought “what did I do to deserve this!” Now looking back, that was a normal reaction. I am glad I picked up this book because now after not being angry anymore, although sometimes I still get waves of anger, I can trust God more. We should always give our problems and anxieties to God a [...]

    14. Attempted & did not finish. Unfortunately, this isn’t the book for me. I found it in my library’s digital audio collection and was on the waiting list for a long time. I didn’t know anything about the book or the author, so I didn’t realize that this self help book is Christian and bible-based. I listened to about 30 minutes, but after the consistent bible verse references, I figured out that I’m not their target audience. Nothing against the book, so I didn’t rate it. Just not f [...]

    15. “We rest in him, find our nourishment in him. His roof of grace protects us from storms of guilt. His walls of providence secure us from destructive winds. His fireplace warms us during the lonely winters of life. We linger in the abode of Christ and never leave.”This is classic Max Lucado. I mean that in a good way. It's warm, heartfelt, and comforting for an anxious guy like me. Nothing mind-blowing or paradigm-shifting, just good reminders about trusting God. This is pure comfort food.

    16. When you find the right book at exactly the right time. I so needed this today! So inspiring. I could and should listen to it every day. I feel like the author wrote it just for me. I worry about most of the things he mentioned. Very helpful and highly recommended for anyone who worries a lot or suffers from anxiety! I might have to buy it!

    17. Max Lucado is my favorite Christian author. His message is always hopeful, written in a way that resonates with me. This was exactly what I needed to read as I begin a new year determined to turn over to God my worries that I can’t fix

    18. There were so many inspirational and biblical points from this book, that I just want to post pages of the book around the house. I have been dealing with anxiety for several years and am slowly making progress with it and this book was just what I needed to keep me moving in the right direction!

    19. I loved Max Lucado as a teenager and I needed this book then, not now. Great discussion questions at the end for a book group.

    20. This book is so great. Anyone who suffers from worry should read this book. Max Lucado offers real advice founded on solid biblical principles.

    21. Drawing nearer to God will dispel my anxious behaviors, and allow me to live more boldly. I will be sure to return and visit the discussion questions at some point in the future

    22. My mom gave me this book for my birthday after she read it, so I inherited all her marginal notes as well (smile). It is a good reminder that God is in control of everything and we need to trust in him to take care of us. I probably should reread this book on a regular basis! There is a study guide in the back that I didn't notice until I finished the book's chapters, so I plan to spend time rereading and studying the accompanying scriptures. It would be a good book to use with a Bible study gro [...]

    23. Great Find!An excellent reflection on Philippians 4! This study goes into more depth than other works by Max Lucado. The questions and meditations in the back of the book are quite helpful.

    24. It was really nice of Max Lucado to write this book especially for me. I wore out a yellow highlighter reading this book, only to realize it doesn't do any good to highlight all the text in a book! This is a book I may read annually because the words really spoke to my heart and I think the scriptures used and stories told from the author's experiences will truly change the way I perceive my day-to-day life. This is a keeper!UPDATE 1/28 - I have been using Max Lucado's CALM process daily to pray [...]

    25. Finding calmAnother great book by an author that spells it out clearly and concisely. This book is a keeper in my library to refer back to again and again.

    26. What a wonderful book for my life right now! When faced with so many things to stress about it can be so difficult to just stop and ask God for wisdom and help. This book gave so many real world tips and advice backed up with biblical truth.

    27. This is a thought-provoking little book that reminds us to trust God, let go of our fears and anxieties and rely on Him. It’s based on the scripture in Philippians 4:4-8. Instead of rushing around and trying to control everything, we should give our concerns to Him. He is the one in control. Turning to Him doesn’t mean there won’t be problems, but as we pray, learn and depend on His word, and stay close to Him we will have peace. I thought there were some good points and reminders. Here ar [...]

    28. This book is wonderful.The title "Anxious For Nothing" isn't a gentle scold on being anxious for no reason. The book acknowledges that there are many things in life that cause us anxiety. Rather, the book is about trusting God in such a way that gives Him control over our anxieties and leaves us exactly thatxious for nothing. "Because the Lord is near, we can be anxious for nothing."This is my first Max Lucado book, so I was a bit surprised at its actual brevity; only 152 pages of narrative (wit [...]

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