This book is not what I was expecting but in a very good way! Being a worry wart has been a struggle for me most of my adult life. In the last few years due to health issues, family losses and medication changes, my battle with worry and anxiety has reached an all-time high. So of course my interest was piqued in reading this book. I was expecting to find the best known and loved scriptures concerning this subject and an application or story to go with them.
I am pleased to say I found much more! This book goes much deeper than that! Yes it has those comforting verses but it also has truths from the Bible that remind a Christian of their foundation in Christ and the true Source of all comfort.
Each page with a verse has four parts:
Context: This gives a background what is going on in the scripture, in relation to the lesson, the events and the people involved.
Meaning: I found this very helpful. It fleshes out the verse with visualization, feelings, and thoughts. I found many helpful insights in the section.
Application: I think of the three, this one helped the most. When you are caught up in anxiety your thinking can get muddled. This part gave me direction in how to use what I had read and learned.
At the end of each section are included more scriptures to read. Far more than just a Bible references to verses. A wonderful book!
I received this book from Bethany House Publishers Chosen Books in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are my own.