cover image Overload


Joyce Meyer. FaithWords, $22 (256p) ISBN 978-1-4555-5983-1

Bible teacher, speaker, and bestselling author Meyer (The Mind Connection) uses personal anecdotes, observations, research, and scripture to guide readers through deconstructing the causes of stress and learning how to release oneself from external and internal stressors. The book's 15 chapters cover such topics as "Choice Overload," "Laugh, Laugh, and Laugh Some More," "The Stress of Comparison," and "All Is Well with My Soul." Each chapter includes bullet points and checklists with helpful tips on dealing with various types of stress. Meyer also ends each chapter with an interesting factoid about stress and a summary of major points from the chapter. She approaches dealing with stress in an understanding, empathetic manner, sharing her experiences and encouraging readers to give themselves some grace when life becomes too overwhelming. Written in a calming, sympathetic tone, the book will help readers who feel overburdened, overwhelmed, or overloaded and will undoubtedly resonate with a broad demographic. (Mar.)