Are you worn out from trying to live up to high expectations? Maybe it's time to question whether those lofty standards come from God or the world! In this grace-filled volume, McCollom---daughter of best-selling author Joyce Meyer---shares her transformational journey from anxiety, frustration, and stress to grace, trust, and peace.
Tired of trying to measure up?
Trade your anxiety and frustration for rest and relaxation.
Many of us believe that in order to please God, we have to be perfect. Its an easy lie to buy into. In a culture that emphasizes accomplishment and ever-higher goals, we feel driven to do more, achieve more, be more. And we get caught up in the unforgiving treadmill of self-imposed rules, believing that we should, we need to, we must.
The result? Anger, frustration, and anxiety that keep us far away from the life of peace that Jesus promised.
For years, Sandra McCollom lived in this trap. Finally worn out from striving for perfection but constantly feeling like a failure, one day she prayed in desperation, begging God for help. God answered Sandra by setting her on a life-changing journey to discover the riches of His grace.
In I Tried Until I Almost Died, Sandra shares how she left behind her burden of anxiety and fear and shows you how to experience for yourself the freedom of trusting solely in the perfecting power of Gods grace.
Sandra McCollom has a passion to see others enter into the life of rest that Jesus offers. She lives in the St. Louis area with Steve, her husband of more than twenty years, and their twin daughters. Sandra thoroughly enjoys spending time with her family as well as reading, writing, CrossFit training, and homeschooling her girls. Visit her website at www.SandraMccollom.com.
What People are Saying About I Tried Until I Almost Died:
"Weve known Sandra McCollom for over half of her life, and she is the real dealdevoted Christian, wife, and mother. In this book, she shares with honesty and openness how she learned to appropriate Gods grace into her life and experience more joy. . . . Sandras story helps us lay aside weights and encumbrances in order to be more effective in the challenges of life (Hebrews 12:1). Pondering these pages will remind you that it was for freedom that Christ set us free (Galatians 5:1). Her words will help you break away from unreasonable perfectionism and begin to excel in the mercy and love of God."
- Pastors Jeff and Patsy Perry, St. Louis Family Church (Sandras pastors)
"I had the privilege of personally hearing Sandra share her journey of being completely liberated by Gods amazing grace. I am thrilled that you, too, can now hear her story. I have no doubt that you will experience the transformative power of knowing our wonderful Lord Jesus as you see what He has done for Sandra in her own life."
- Joseph Prince international best-selling author of The Power of Right Believing and senior pastor of New Creation Church
"In this book, Sandra shares her journey of learning to walk daily in Gods grace and live for His pleasure. When we discover what a wonderful, loving Father we have in God, we can experience a life filled with joy and peace. Our loving Father said, My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). Whatever your heavy load is today, bring it to the Lord. You are His child, and He delights to care for you. May Sandras story inspire you to draw near and trust Him today."
-James and Betty Robison, co-hosts of LIFE Today television
"I love Sandra McCollom and have watched the message of this book literally transform her life. As she has discovered her own belovedness, she now wants to help you discover yours. You will learn that you are already thoroughly loved and approved of by Jesus."
-Christine Caine, founder of the A21 Campaign and best-selling author of Unstoppable.
"Sandra McCollom offers her readers the ultimate encouragement: God does not expect us to be perfect, and His love and grace extend to us right where we are. In a world that so often pushes us to be as close to perfect as we can, this message promising the relaxation and peace of Gods unyielding grace and love cannot be missed! Sandra is truly a great woman of God with something to say. This book is a must-read."
-Tommy Barnett, co-pastor of Phoenix First and founder of the Los Angeles Dream Center
"Rest is a state of being where we maintain peace. Resting in God is complete peace with assurance that we can place our faith in Him. It sounds so simple. Why then do we struggle and take on unneeded anxiety and frustrations? Sandra McColloms book is an honest depiction of personal struggles on the matter and victories found."
-Dr. Marilyn Hickey, president and founder of Marilyn Hickey Ministries