Joyce MeyerFaithWords / 2023 / HardcoverOur Price$18.494.5 out of 5 stars for The Answer to Anxiety: How to Break Free from the Tyranny of Anxious Thoughts and Worry. View reviews of this product. 2 Reviews
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IreneUnited States5 Stars Out Of 5Steps To Help With AnxietyFebruary 9, 2023IreneUnited StatesMeets Expectations: 5Another helpful book by teacher Joyce Meyer. Her ministry is well known and may be why you are interested in this book. Whether you know of her teachings or not, you will find yourself enjoying and learning from this book. Everyone goes through anxious moments. In this short book you find guidelines to follow that will help with the anxiety you are currently dealing with. From prayer to thanksgiving, the steps are all written in an easy-to-understand language, with thoughtful examples. I liked how open she was about her own struggles. I thought the book was not only helpful but also something you could read over and over as you deal with different circumstances that begin to cause you anxiety.
Thank you NetGalley and the publisher FaithWords, for the temporary digital ARC that I read and gave my honest opinion of.
bookwomanjoanOak Harbor, WAAge: Over 65Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Good biblical teaching with practical ideasFebruary 3, 2023bookwomanjoanOak Harbor, WAAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4We know we will have problems because we live in a sinful world. Meyer says if we learn to deal with the daily troubles quickly, we will not develop anxiety disorders. She learned the importance of this when, near the end of 2017, she became very ill because of stress. That experience was a turning point in her life, she says.
Meyer bases her book on Philippians 4:6-7. She gives four commands from that passage:
We are not to be anxious
We are to pray
We are to be thankful
We are to enjoy peace.
She gives good strategy for each of those points with practical suggestions for dealing with worry and anxiety. Her suggestions are based on the Word. And in case we think she has conquered all this, she gives examples from her own life of how she has had to work through these commands too.
Here are some of the insights I really appreciate. One is that anxiety is rooted in fear. That's one reason why trusting God and believing He loves us is so important. Another insight is our frustration with not knowing as much as God. And we try to solve problems we were never meant to solve. We are rather to give them over to God and then trust Him to work in His time. And then she reminds us that we often complain about a situation or a person without having prayed about it first. Ouch. And, Paul did not pray that peoples' problems would go away. Rather, he prayed they would bear it with a good attitude. And, Meyer says gratitude is a form of spiritual warfare. How about wanting peace so deeply that you ask God to change you rather than your circumstances?
That is just some of the good teaching in this book. Meyer gives good strategy with practical ideas to deal with worry and anxiety. The book is very readable and I recommend it for anyone who wants to successfully conquer worry and anxiety.
Food for thought: "We should always be growing spiritually, being gradually transformed into the image of Jesus Christ." (1277/1624)
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
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