cover image Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World

Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World

Max Lucado. Thomas Nelson, $22.99 (240p) ISBN 978-0-7180-9612-0

Lucado (You’ll Get Through This), a bestselling author and preacher at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Tex., once again brings seekers a compulsively readable book focused on an aspect of Christian living that many find challenging: overcoming anxiety to find peace in life. In this edifying work, Lucado focuses on the heavy burden of anxiety carried by so many Christians, and then carefully explains what he views as God’s remedy for this anxiety. Reflecting on his own childhood experiences, both the good and the bad, he demonstrates how the amazing power of God’s grace can help believers emerge from the pit of despair into the light of Christ’s gospel, recognizes the deep scars left by sin, and recommends a full immersion in God’s loving embrace as a remedy. Giving up to that power, truly living in faith, is the only path to solace from guilt. Lucado provides moments of reflection but not advice, instead pointing to the Scriptural lessons at the heart of any decision or situation. Free of theological jargon and filled with wise counsel for believers at every stage of spiritual maturity, Lucado’s message will delight his Christian readership: “You may be facing the perfect storm, but Jesus offers the perfect peace.” (Sept.)