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Is my child safe? Is my job secure? Will I ever get married? We all battle anxious thoughts, and it can be hard to shut them down. How can we live free from worry and experience peace? How to Overcome Worry gives a biblical and practical answer. Through a study of Philippians 4:6-7 you'll learn to:

  • Discern worry from concern
  • Use prayer to overcome worry
  • Cultivate gratitude and thanksgiving
  • Employ practical strategies for experiencing God's peace
  • The peace of God is a true promise of Scripture, yet few Christians take hold of it. This book will help you to experience His peace, even in the hardest of times.

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    Format: Paperback
    Number of Pages: 160
    Vendor: Moody Publishers
    Publication Date: 2017
    Dimensions: 7 X 5 X .4 (inches)
    ISBN: 0802415040
    ISBN-13: 9780802415042

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    Scripture’s cure for the worry epidemic

    Do you struggle with worry or anxious thoughts on a regular basis? Does your mind get fixated on the same concern over and over? Do you know you should stop worrying but repeatedly fail to do so?

    How to Overcome Worry presents a biblical and practical strategy for this exact problem. Dr. Winfred Neely, who has experienced his fair share of anxiety-inducing circumstances, walks you through Philippians 4:6–7 to help you:

    • Understand the difference between concern and worry
    • Use prayer as a means of grace to overcome worry
    • Cultivate gratitude and thanksgiving as an antidote to worry
    • Navigate changing seasons and circumstances without falling into worry
    • Employ practical strategies for experiencing the peace of God

    Worry is one of the top issues in our world today, even among Christians, and this concise and biblical approach will offer real solutions. In His Word, God tells us to stop worrying, pray about everything, and expect His peace. This is a true promise of Scripture, and this book will help you to lay hold of it.

    Author Bio

    WINFRED NEELY (B.A., D.Min. Trinity International University; M.A. Wheaton) is currently working towards an advanced research degree in Old Testament at the University of Bristol, England. He is an ordained minister of the Gospel and a full time professor of hermeneutics, homiletics, and pastoral studies at Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. Prior to joining the faculty at Moody, Winfred served churches in the City of Chicago and is currently interim pastor of the Judson Baptist Church in Oak Park, IL. He brings to his ministry a global perspective, having served as a missionary/pastor in Senegal, West Africa for nine years. He is also involved in a global equipping ministry, speaking and conducting workshops and training events at churches and conferences in the US and abroad. He and his wife Stephne have been married for forty years and have four adult children and nine grandchildren. He takes acting classes from time to time and is an ardent fan of science fiction films such as Star Wars and Star Trek.

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    1. Terry
      5 Stars Out Of 5
      A Great simple book to help with worry!
      July 26, 2017
      Terry
      Quality: 5
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      Meets Expectations: 5
      Dr. Neely has written an excellent book that relies on a biblical foundation and methodology for overcoming worry. Perhaps the best part of the book is that Dr. Neely is willing to acknowledge that which many of us are not - Anxiety is a Choice! Never accusatory, Dr. Neely understands that we live in a world that is worry-driven. We live with menacing threats like terrorism, economic uncertainty, racial unrest, a breakdown of trust between law enforcement and the citizenry, gun violence, mass shootings, and more. However, Neely explains that we need to remember that we are to be in an intimate relationship with God and that when we are, habitual worry will vanish.

      Neely provides a sure-fire way to maintain this intimacy. Do you know what it is? Prayer, of course! Neely defines and explains some components of prayer: Supplication, Thanksgiving, and Requests. He also gets very practical and provides his thoughts on biblical meditation, how to increase your prayer time, and Scripture to help along the way. This short book is equal parts powerful and practical. I highly recommend How to Overcome Worry by Dr. Winfred Neely.

      I received acomplimentary copy of this book from Moody Publishers. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.
    2. contemplativereflections
      4 Stars Out Of 5
      Book Review: How to Overcome Worry
      July 4, 2017
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      In "How to Overcome Worry," Winfred Neely encourages those who are worried and anxious to find true and lasting peace in God alone. Neely argues that it is natural to be concerned about what matters to us but when we become fixated on these concerns we begin to doubt God's character and sovereignty. The author focuses on Philippians 4:6-7 to illustrate that the key to conquering worry is by submitting everything to God who in turn grants supernatural peace. The two primary methods by which we can experience such peace is by immersing ourselves in prayer and Scripture. The author states that we can let God know our needs through prayer, supplication, thanksgiving, and requests. Furthermore, by meditating on God's Word frequently, we gain comfort knowing that God is the One who controls and sustains us amid life's trials. Neely asserts that fervent, regular prayer and biblical meditation serve not only as buoys to carry us through turbulent waters but also as safeguards that fend off panic and disturbances that press against us daily. At the end of the book, there are three appendixes including a sample prayer, a list of Scriptural passages to combat worry, and a set of discussion questions for personal or group study.

      I would gladly recommend this short book to those who need to be reminded of the grace and peace that is available to all those who put their faith in God. Neely helpfully points out that Christians already experience peace with God through the work of Jesus but we also need the constant peace of God in our lives. Our Christian faith not only secures our eternal destiny but also provides hope for us to weather the difficulties of life. Instead of using our own wisdom and strength to shoulder the anxieties that burden us, we can follow Christ's example in surrendering ourselves to our loving Father who can and will carry us through each challenge that we face.

      In compliance with Federal Trade Commission guidelines, I received a review copy from Moody Press in exchange for a book review.
    3. Brianna
      5 Stars Out Of 5
      How to Overcome Worry
      July 2, 2017
      Brianna
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      Dont let the size of How to Overcome Worry fool you! Despite the books short length, Dr. Winfred Neely packs some powerful challenges into the pages. He incorporates personal examples into the text, but How to Overcome Worry is not merely 88 pages of story-telling.

      How to Overcome Worry attracted me due to my own experiences with anxiety and depression. Throughout the book, Neely acknowledges the role of physiological components that contribute to anxiety. However, he places a strong emphasis on the spiritual components of the battle against anxiety. It is this component that is often overlooked, even amongst believers. Neelys argument is built upon a study of anxiety in Scripture and he delineates between healthy and unhealthy examples of being anxious. I appreciated the challenges in How to Overcome Worry; challenges that are often not explored in other books on worry and anxiety.

      Finally, if readers choose to use How to Overcome Worry in a small group, Neely includes appendices with prayers, scriptures, and reflection questions.

      Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in order to write an honest, unbiased review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

    4. HeidiMarie
      3 Stars Out Of 5
      How To Overcome Worry
      June 18, 2017
      HeidiMarie
      Quality: 4
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      Everyone deals with worry and stress. It's part of human life, but it isn't a part of God's plan for our lives. In this books, Dr. Winfred Neely gives his advice for overcoming worry in a worry-filled and anxiety-creating world.

      First of all, concern and care for others and ourselves is healthy and biblical. However, it becomes unhealthy when it turns into worry. This is because, not only is it detrimental to our physical health, but also to our spiritual health, as worry and anxiety are rooted in unbelief that God is taking care of things. While Neely notes that there is no on/off switch for worry, he gives a bunch of Bible verses and tips for working past your worry and being able to put all of your trust in God. Foremost, Neely stresses the importance of prayer. Bringing all of your concerns to God allows you to talk through the problems with Him, and be able to give the problems over to Him. Prayer is the key to conquering worry. Prayer is supposed to have an answer, and when we pray, we can expect peace from God.

      I really enjoyed this book. I loved the verses and advice Neely gives throughout. I ended up doing a ton of journaling and finding it to be really helpful. He used great metaphors and imagery to explain his concepts. Each chapter, as well as the end of the book, gave helpful verses, tips on how to put into practice the methods of stopping worry, guidance for prayer, recommended books, and questions for reflection and discussion. I have this book 3/5 stars.

      *I received a free copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
    5. tickmenot
      Kansas City
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      5 Stars Out Of 5
      Good Things Come in Small Packages!
      May 30, 2017
      tickmenot
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      Gender: female
      Quality: 5
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      Do you live a life of ease with everything falling into place perfectly, or do you have things in life that dont always work out the way you hoped, causing upset and worry? If your answer is the latter, this is the book for you.

      The author believes we live in a time period full of worries that modern life is plagued by worries that range from ISIS attacks to staying safe while out shopping. The pressures of life today are great indeed.

      Dr. Neely suggests the way we get rid of worry is by not giving in to it, but instead we must turn to God. Additionally, when speaking to Him, include something you are thankful for.

      Dont fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of Gods wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. Its wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. --Philippians 4:6-7The Message (MSG)

      By faith we need to turn our heart, mind and will to God, trusting that He will rid us of anxiety, if we truly give it to Him. Anxiety creeps in when we take our eyes off of God and try to shoulder our burdens ourselves. We must literally take our burdens to God and leave them with Him to escape anxiety. Dr. Neely also urges us to pray--pray about everything--that is the way to conquer worry.

      . pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. --1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 English Standard Version (ESV)

      This is a small book that is very easy to read, and is packed with good recommendations to combat worrying. It is truly a treasure trove of golden pieces of advice that have stood the test of time for helping and is easy to understand. Dr. Neely has written something that will touch the heart of anyone who has ever had a worry in their life. I highly recommend this 5-star book.

      Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

      .Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. --Matthew 6:26-29 New King James Version (NKJV)

      Moody Publishers has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of How to Overcome Worry, for the purpose of review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255.
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