Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World
When it comes to anxiety, depression, and stress-related illnesses, America is the frontrunner. Max Lucado, provides a roadmap for battling with and healing from anxiety.
Does the uncertainty and chaos of life keep you up at night? Is irrational worry your constant companion? Could you use some calm? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. According to one research...more
I'm not finding it meaningful or interesting, and I'm tired of it sitting on my nightstand and judging me for not reading it. ...more
Max Lucado keeps a sense of humor alongside the wisdom, I love his anecdotes which make the truths easier to remember and the overall tone is one of hope. I love the way each line of the key verse is broken into practical, tangible ways to live it out and counter anxiety. The acronym C.A.L.M. sums it up beautifully.
I am inspired by the premise of the book, those ...more
I was unfamiliar with this author and picked up the book as a person of faith who found the title appealing.
Let me sum up and save you the trouble: Lucado uses the Bible to shame and man-splain to you why your clinical anxiety disorder is invalid. Abandoned at 70% through during a diatribe about how God tells us how to avoid anxiety, and if you’re still anxious, you just aren’t listening closely enough.
**Bonus!** Includes a telling of the Unjust Judge parable that I T ...more
I am a bit of a control freak.
Ever since I discovered how to change the settings on my first Mac all the way back in 1995, I have liked things my way, especially when it comes to technology. Sometimes, that has caused problems; for example, I watch pretty much everything with closed captioning, because it helps me understand shows and movies better...but, as I found out on a youth retreat, quite a few people don't like watching anything with the CCs. Others have also compla ...more
The title "Anxious For Nothing" isn't a gentle scold on being anxious for no reason. The book acknowledges that there are many things in life that cause us anxiety. Rather, the book is about trusting God in such a way that gives Him control over our anxieties and leaves us exactly that...anxious for nothing. "Because the Lord is near, we can be anxious for nothing."
This is my first Max Lucado book, so I was a bit surprised at its actual brevity; only 152 pages of narrative ...more
In some other reviews, people mentioned they were offended because they felt the author was saying you can pray away anxiety. TBH, I didn't get that message. I thought he was just saying turn over to God what you can. And to have trust even in darkness. There were some usefu ...more
With some great examples and overall good vibes...
If that is your thing I recommend it...
However, I don't think this will benefit much to people with severe anxiety...
"Don’t worry over anything whatever; tell God every detail of your needs in earnest and thankful prayer, and the peace of God which transcends human understanding, will keep constant guard over your hearts and minds as they rest in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:6-7 ...more
The overall message of this book is based on what Paul said in Philippians 4:6: “Be anxious for nothing.” And if someone had a reason to be anxious, it was Paul! Yet, he was able to live in joy. If he can do it, anyone can. Lucado offers tips and encoura ...more
However - as a person with real, diagnosed, clinical anxiety, and also a lifelong Believer, I found this book insulting. You can’t pray away your anxiety. You can’t read your Bible more to discover the sovereignty of God to reach an all encompassing inner peace. When ...more
This book does not even come close to addressing existential anxiety or angst. It missed all clinical and psychological aspects other than in passing glances to point back to beli ...more
ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING goes beyond what the title may first bring to mind. Anxious comes in many levels. We all have feared, worried, wanted to know what is going to happen ahead of time. W ...more
Lucado simply reminds us to refocus on scripture and God instead of spiraling downward, sometimes easily and immediately for us. Where our thoughts are are where we will be. He reminds us to think positively, keep scripture, worship music on our tongues and mi ...more
Lucado repeated the same scripture while making the same point throughout the book. As I began each chapter, I expected something new and refreshing, but I didn't find it. I did enjoy how quickly it went by.
On a side note, as a Catholic I caught on to some bitter, negativity towards our beliefs.
For those still w ...more
GET YOUR HANDS ON THIS BOOK. You may not know how much you need it until you read it.
This is classic Max Lucado. I mean that in a good way. It's warm, heartfelt, and comforting for an anxious guy like me. Nothing mind-blowing or paradigm-shifting, just good reminders about trusting God. This is pure comfort food. ...more
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