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The Worrywart's Prayer Book: 40
     

The Worrywart's Prayer Book: 40 "Help-Me-Get-A-Grip, God" Meditations and Prayers

by Allia Nolan
 

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If you've never worried a day in your life, this isn't the book for you. Everyone else pick up a copy—fast.

Whether you're a single and anxious to meet Mr. Right; a fast-tracker worried about a reorganization; a middle-ager pacing the floor over wrinkles and gray hair; a wife who obsesses over her husband's well-being, or a perfectionist petrified of

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If you've never worried a day in your life, this isn't the book for you. Everyone else pick up a copy—fast.

Whether you're a single and anxious to meet Mr. Right; a fast-tracker worried about a reorganization; a middle-ager pacing the floor over wrinkles and gray hair; a wife who obsesses over her husband's well-being, or a perfectionist petrified of failure, The Worrywart’s Prayer Book has an answer for you. Using anecdotal stories that mirror our own lives, Scripture, and personalized entreaties, this witty and poignant book demonstrates how the Bible, prayer, and faith in God's Will can help people of all ages learn to break the worry habit and enjoy a calmer, peaceful, God-trusting life.
A truly thought-provoking, funny and uplifting book for anyone who has ever agonized over:

  • What People Say are What People Think.
  • Ten Pounds of Flesh.
  • Change.
  • Other People's Lives.
  • Terrorism.
  • Being Alone.
  • Material Possessions, Death, Money, Timing, Accepting Joy . . .
    and everything else.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780757399619
Publisher:
Health Communications, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
263
File size:
388 KB

Read an Excerpt

Get Ready, Get Set . . . Worry


To me, faith means not worrying.


—John Dewey


Blessed is the person who's too busy to worry in the daytime and too tired to worry at night.


—Earl Riney


We are always getting ready to live, but never living.


—Ralph Waldo Emerson


All worry is atheism, because it is a want of trust in God.


—Bishop Fulton J. Sheen


Banish anxiety from your heart.


—Ecclesiastes 11:10


In actual life every great enterprise begins with and takes its first forward step in faith.


—August Wilhelm von Schlegel


Do you get in a tizzy about beginning things—a course, commitment, maybe even a chocolate layer cake? It's a common worrywart trap. I ought to know. This book's a perfect example. First I talked about it for months. Then I worried over whether I'd have enough time to write it. Then, of course, it was, would the right words come? Could I fill a whole book? Would it be any good? Yadda, yadda, yadda. Okay, maybe I was using my anxieties as a form of procrastination. But anyway you look at it, I expended a lot of energy for nothing.


What's wrong with this picture? I forgot about God. And it was only after I put my worrying aside long enough to ask for his help that I was able to get the lead out. It was then I came to realize I needed to make a move—or move on. How many of us can afford to waste time with nothing to show for it? If we put the time it takes to worry to another use—writing, cooking or beginning something—at least we'll have something tangible, good or bad, to show for ourselves. And surely, a sense of accomplishment feels a whole lot better than a headful of empty anxieties.


Today, Lord, I will remember to look to you first and foremost before I start anything. Let me trust your plans for me. Let me anticipate new beginnings—the way I'd imagine you'd want me to—as a child looks forward to a birthday gift. And, Lord, once I do get started, let me trust that you have my very best interests at heart, whatever the outcome, even if it's not what I expected.



©2007. Allia Zobel Nolan. All rights reserved. Reprinted from The Worrywart's Prayer Book : 40. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the written permission of the publisher. Publisher: Health Communications, Inc., 3201 SW 15th Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442.

Meet the Author

Allia Zobel Nolan is an internationally published author, editor, and journalist, specializing in humorous adult books and religious adult and children's books. Ms. Zobel's first book, The Joy of Being Single, has sold close to 200,000 copies. She is a featured author at pet shows internationally, a member of The Cat Writers Association, and has been featured on many pet-related radio and TV shows.

She has appeared on Good Day New York, CNN, the Bertice Berry Show, Fox 5 "Pet Department," CBS News, Mory Alter Segment, Saturday Morning Live, The Channel 2 Six O'clock News; Hard Copy, the Fairfield Exchange, Westchester Channel 12, Channel 4, Channel 8 News, Education Notebook, and other nationally-syndicated television shows in addition to interviews on radio and extensive media coverage in local and national press. Her humor articles about cats have been featured in Cosmopolitan and Glamour.

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