Fretting over seemingly inconsequential daily headaches. Constantly worrying about family members’ health or safety. Being weighed down by negativity from the 24-hour news cycle. It’s a wonder anyone can escape anxiety. Unchecked, anxiety can swiftly rob us of our sense of safety, well-being, and peace.
Overcoming Anxiety, Worry, and Fear offers a whole-person approach to coping with and eliminating anxiety. This compassionate combination of common sense, biblical wisdom, and therapeutic advice will help readers unchain themselves from constant worry so that they can “be anxious about nothing” (Phil. 4:6). Trusted author Dr. Gregory L. Jantz helps readers identify the causes for their anxiety, assess the severity of their symptoms, and start down avenues for positive change.
Gregory L. Jantz, PhD, is a popular speaker and award-winning author of more than 20 books, including Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse and Every Woman’s Guide to Managing Your Anger. He is the founder and executive director of The Center for Counseling & Health Resources, Inc., in the Seattle, Washington, area.
Ann McMurray has coauthored several books, including Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse and Every Woman’s Guide to Managing Your Anger. She too lives in Washington and works at The Center for Counseling & Health Resources, Inc.
According to the National Institute of Health, almost 40 million American adults suffer from an anxiety disorder. Gregory L. Jantz, PhD and Ann McMurray tackle this epidemic in Overcoming Anxiety, Worry and Fear. This easy-to-understand book could also be called a workbook, as it has many applications to work through in your life (or if you’re helping someone else overcome their anxieties).
The first section of the book explains various anxiety disorders, panic attacks, and phobias. You’ll learn all about the several self-medicating behaviors and how they affect relationships. Depression is rampant, and this book will help readers deal with that issue in a simple way. The second portion of the book teaches how to experience relief from anxiety, worry, and fear. Readers who work through the questions and suggestions Jantz and McMurray provide may just find their answer to live a life of freedom.
I enjoyed the book’s style and the fact that the authors use Scripture, prayer, and a journaling exercise for finding peace for one’s life. Whether you’re dealing with phobias, eating disorders, panic attacks, or even severe depression, this book could hold the key to finally winning the battle and living a life of peace.
The Official Magazine of CBA
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Revell (July 1, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches