We live in a world filled to the brim with advice, and when it comes to dealing with stress, there's plenty of advice to go around. Sleep more, eat better, avoid this, seek out that. But more advice on coping is not necessarily what the stressed and anxious person needs. What we need is a cure. Linda Evans Shepherd has discovered it.
The true remedy to stress, she says, is prayer. In this inspiring book, Shepherd shows readers how to recognize God's continual presence and yield their troubles to the Prince of Peace. Through captivating stories, explorations of fascinating biblical characters, and examples of deeper-than-ever prayers, she brings within readers' grasp the peace that passes understanding. Anyone who is overwhelmed by all of the urgent demands on their time will find in this book a lifeline to true peace.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
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About the Author
Linda Evans Shepherd is an award-winning author, a successful speaker, and a radio personality. The president of Right to the Heart Ministries, she is the author of When You Don't Know What to Pray and Experiencing God's Presence. She and her husband live in Colorado. Learn more at www.stressprayers.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Every once in a while a book comes along at just the right time. For me The Stress Cure arrived right in the midst of a situation that had me in knots. Once I picked the book up and started reading I began to realize that even though I had been praying about the situation with my mouth, my heart and mind remained detached. From the beginning of the book Linda reminds us that stress comes in all shapes and forms. Not all stress is a big life-changing event. Sometimes it is several little things that just seem to build up. No matter what brings the stress on, it can certainly be changed by diligently conversing with the Father and allowing Him to speak peace into the situation. I first became acquainted with Linda's work in her series The Potluck Club. She has brought her wonderful storytelling skills to this book to help you understand all the aspects of stress and how to deal with it. She uses Scripture for the basis but then fills in with her imagination to make the point. We all have stress of one form or another. The Stress Cure is the answer to how we can manage that stress and live our lives in the peace and freedom that God intended for us. This is an encouraging read that will surely bring you into a closer relationship with the Father. I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
Pretty sure I’m the only one dealing with stress. Okay, heh heh heh, maybe not. But that’s why Linda Shepherd’s The Stress Cure is just what the doctor ordered for all of us. What a rich blessing to be able to read through the prayers. Prayer! I’m telling you, it makes all the difference in the world in finding personal peace. Or not. Anytime I’m feeling overwhelmed, I’ll be picking this book up again. Great resource!
Linda Evans Shepherd in her new book, “The Stress Cure” published by Revell teaches us Praying Your Way to Personal Peace. From the Back Cover: We live in a world filled to the brim with advice, and when it comes to dealing with stress, there’s plenty of advice to go around. Sleep more, eat better, avoid this, seek out that. But more ideas about how to cope are not necessarily what we need if we’re stressed and anxious. What we need is a cure.The true remedy to stress, Linda Evans Shepherd says, is prayer. In this inspiring book, she shows you how to recognize God’s continual presence in your life and yield your troubles to the Prince of Peace. Through captivating stories, explorations of fascinating biblical characters, and examples of deeper-than-ever prayers, she brings within your grasp the peace that passes understanding. If you are overwhelmed by all of the urgent demands on your time, this book offers you a lifeline to true peace. Linda Evans Shepherd knows that all of us have to deal with stress. How do we deal with this? Stress left unchecked can do irreparable damage and eventually will kill us. Is the answer cut back on what we schedule? Eat better? Exercise? Sleep better? While all these things are good for us and we should implement them the real answer is prayer. What we need is peace and since Jesus is the Prince of Peace the way we find peace is to talk to him about what is going on in our lives. In “The Stress Cure” Ms. Shepherd gives us twelve chapters on the things that stress us the most. Each chapter ends with a “yielding prayer” that gets us focused off that particular problem and onto God. This is a book that you will refer back to again and again. A great resource! Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Peace that passes understanding I jumped at the chance to read The Stress Cure by Linda Evans Shepherd because it seems so many things in my life are stressful right now. Shepherd introduces the problem of stress as partly a lack of trust in God and a mix of our reaction to life's circumstances. How we react to life and what we do when we encounter stressful situations is the key to understanding how to live in peace in the midst of life's difficult times. Do we turn to pray or do we act out in frustration? The chapters are broken into topics of what do do when you are feeling stressed because of feeling: overwhelmed, stuck, frustrated, burdened, hopeless, offended, anxious, negative, distracted or depressed. Each chapter is steeped in in scripture and practical prayers. There are also some biblical re-tellings of familiar stories. Generally I am not fond of those kinds of things but her way of telling the story was not cheesy and I enjoyed thinking through how biblical characters dealt with stressful situations, positively and negatively. Some of her prayers were repetitive and every chapter ended with prayers on yielding to God, Forgiving, Giving it all to God, Praying for Healing, Exchanging the Enemy's work for God's Peace and Praising God for Freedom from stress. It is a pattern that would be helpful for remembering after you've read the book to learn to deal with stressful situations. Kind of a longer version of stop, drop and pray. I enjoyed the reminders to trust God through whatever I'm going through and that he is big enough to deal with all of my crazy days. I received a copy of this book through the Revell Blogger Review Program, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
I am no stranger to stress, so I was excited to read this book. This is a book that everyone should read. It was such an uplifting book to read. In this book Linda shares her personal stories in each chapter and helps to to see that praying your way to personal peace is only just a prayer or two away. She gives prayer prompts and Biblical encouragement to take it to the Lord in prayer. Everything she said was Biblical and right. *Disclaimer* I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.