The book Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World by Max Lucado was one that I really wasn’t sure I would like when I found it. I was thinking that it could be a bit too ‘woo woo’ for my liking but was pleasantly surprised that it was just the right amount of ‘woo woo” mixed with the wisdom of the Apostle Paul.

This is NOT a book about solutions for Clinical Depression and should not be read as a fix-all for anyone feeling overwhelmed by the world. It IS however, a reminder to slow down, focus on what is important and be okay with the fact that you can’t control everything.

I like the scriptural references and while I don’t think this the be-all-end-all to dealing with anxiety, it is a gentle reminder of some things that I could see as useful to some audiences. A lot of the reviews I read were pretty harsh because either their dislike of anything scriptural or thinking that it was too simple to be considered among the library of scientific anxiety discussions – whatever the case, I felt them a bit to harsh.

This is a good book that is both positive and uplifting. If that is something you could use – give it a read… it’s short enough for a quick reread as well.

by Chris Doelle