Peace: Hope and Healing for the Anxious Momma’s Heart

Becky Thompson. WaterBrook, $16.99 trade paper (240p) ISBN 978-0-525-65269-4
Thompson (Love Unending), host of the Revived Motherhood podcast, offers encouraging words for women struggling with anxiety in this soothing work. The author has “spent years navigating a life with anxiety” and writes that “if you’re like me at all, you crave peace... and reassurance that there’s not something broken with your faith because you can’t shake the fear.” She identifies possible causes of anxiety (emotional trauma, parenting stresses) and explores how to apply God’s words to anxious thoughts, assuring Christian women that their fear does not indicate a lack of faith. Then she turns to the importance of community and acknowledging anxiety without shame, and offers lifestyle tips to lessen anxiety, among them drinking less caffeine, sleeping more, eating a healthy diet, and potentially seeking help from a pastor or therapist. Drawing from examples in the Bible, she examines the relationship between avoidance and anxiety, reminding readers that “sometimes God asks us to trust Him with the in-between seasons of our lives.” Christians looking to de-stress will enjoy Thompson’s testament. (Sept.)
Reviewed on : 06/05/2020
Release date: 09/08/2020
Genre: Religion
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Audio book sample courtesy of Penguin Random House Audio
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