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Managing Worry and Anxiety: Practical Tools to Help You Deal with Life's Challenges

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Scripture says "be anxious for nothing," yet most of us find ourselves increasingly worried and anxious--about our families, our jobs, our finances, our security, and so much more. We're even worried about our level of anxiety!

Integrating both the psychological and spiritual aspects of anxiety, therapist Jean Holthaus offers this research-driven and faith-informed approach
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 21st 2020 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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Amy
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
I believe Managing Worry and Anxiety: Practical Tools to Help You Deal with Life's Challenges is a must read for those who suffer from worry and anxiety. It offers some great tips and advice on how to deal with it. It is broken down into eleven chapters that can help readers understand why they are feeling the way they do and how to conquer it. I thought it was an interesting read and hope to use it in the future.
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Victoria Lynn
Feb 16, 2020 rated it liked it
3 stars.
Jean Holthaus is definitely experienced and incredibly knowledgeable about this subject. THe book is full of insightful information that I found interesting. I had the thought partway through that this would actually make a good writers tool. I found myself analyzing my characters and finding in depth descriptions of their behavioral anxiety and the reason for it.
This book was a bit too much on the technical and heavy side for me when it comes to the amount of information. It was
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Natalie Walters
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book offers readers a practical and applicable perspective on worry and anxiety. Through the science of understanding where anxiety and worry stem, author Jean Holthaus guides readers through chapters explaining root causes, issues that grow from those roots, and how to prune the unpredictability of life that can cause anxiety and worry to arrive at the beautiful blossoming of life God intended for us. I really appreciate the author's use of Scripture and Biblical stories throughout. I'd ...more
Sarah
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Managing Worry and Anxiety: Practical Tools to Help You Deal with Life's Challenges by Jean Holthaus is a book that explains anxiety and depression in a way that readers can understand, relate and appreciate.
As a social worker, with an MSW, I have a great appreciation for this book and the work of Jean Holthaus. She combines her faith, with the science behind the brain, behaviors and complexity that we as humans face on a daily basis. This book is filled with pictures, graphics and scripture,
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Shannon (Mrsreadsbooks)
I was really interested to read this book, as I have read so many books on anxiety in the past and I am always curious as to what newer books might say. Managing Worry and Anxiety is a great resource for anyone struggling with mental illness who wants to approach it from a Christian perspective. One of the great things about this book is that the author also dedicates an entire chapter to explaining how biology affects anxiety, which I believe is so important. Many of us who suffer from anxiety ...more
Jill
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was ok
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When writing a self-help book, it is always key to first identify your niche and why behind the writing. Specifically, whether this topic has been overdone or if you are adding something to it. Author, Jean Holthaus, ponders these questions and ultimately decides to go ahead with the book based on current events and the rising levels of anxiety and worry in young children after receiving a call from an elementary school superintendent. Despite this back story, this book is NOT written for a ...more
Danielle Urban
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Managing Worry and Anxiety by Jean Holthaus is a great book to read. So many us worry and create different levels of anxiety to ourselves when we dont have to...yet we do. I am a prime suspect for not managing my worry well. I freak out over everything. I try weighing the consequences and then worry more. As an adult financial worries is one of the biggest causes to my anxiety. I recently under went a lot of surgeries because I was in pain and still have not fully recovered. But my condition is ...more
Hallie Szott
Therapist Jean Holthaus blends her expertise, research, and faith to deliver exactly what the cover promises: practical tools for dealing with worry and anxiety. She writes in an easy-to-read way meant to heighten understanding and facilitate application. As I read, everything she explains felt useful and relevant. I had a lot to consider as I finished, and I intend to revisit this book in the future. It is easy to recommend this book to readers struggling with worry and anxiety, as well as ...more
Marie
Jan 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you in advance to the publisher, Revell Books, for providing a complimentary copy to review. A positive review was NOT required, and all words are my own.

Believe it or not I got this to gain some insight into what exactly anxiety is.

While I do have concerns or small worries, anxiety is something I cannot wrap my head around. And, I also wanted to know if there were ways in here I could help others I care about who struggle with it. It also reinforced some things I already knew.

This is
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Bethany
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When they (the Israelites gathering manna) attempted to take the things they were given for the day and use them for the future, it didnt work. The same is true when we jump into the future and attempt to use the resources God has given us for today to solve problems we believe might occur in the future; it never works successfully and frequently spoils the moment we are currently in.

Amen, my friends. This is me pretty much every day. I am always worrying about the future and trying to problem
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Randi Sampson
As a Christian who deals with anxiety and panic disorder, I must admit I'm always a little hesitant to pick up Christian books on the topic of anxiety. I know--- that doesn't sound quite right, does it? But it's absolutely true. You see, often in the Christian community mental health can have the tendency to be glossed over. The Bible tells us 'do not worry' and many who do not actively deal with this issues they have the idea that we can simply have more faith and just get over it. Oh, if only ...more
Benjamin Liles
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What comes to mind when you think on the word worry? Anxiety? A need to run away? Maybe to fight? Or do you feel like you can't do anything at all? There's no need to panic. Franklin Delano Roosevelt made the phrase popular when he said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Jesus the Messiah said it this way: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than ...more
Narita
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Worry and anxiety are things I have struggled with on and off throughout my life. When facing those times it can be overwhelming. I was interested in reading this book not only for new insight and ideas but also because with anything in my life I want to approach from Gods point of view, spiritual and scriptural. The author is definitely through in covering the subject from all angles. She knows what she is talking about.
I liked how she explained the difference between anxiety and worry, two
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DL (Donna) Rudd
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Jean Holthaus 's book Managing Worry and Anxiety

Jean talks about managing worry and anxiety from a simple and direct manner.

The book is full of Godly advice, and shows when we put our mind to changing our outlook and not dwell on the negative which is the root of stress, we can overcome the anxiety that life can throw at us.
We all have tough situations that we have to deal with. But when we can maintain our behavior pattern and attitude of our thoughts. Putting God into the
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Nancy Larimer
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
"Managing Worry and Anxiety" by Jean Holthaus is a Christian living book. She is a licensed therapist and has lots of experience working with anxious people. She explains what anxiety is and uses research. She tells what the medical treatments including medicines that can be used to help patients. She shared practical step by step approaches to help patients. She also shares how peoples view of God can be distorted and hurt their daily lives. She gives examples of how God worked in the Bible and ...more
Sarah
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Ubiquitous in our twenty-first century society, worry and anxiety are a plague driven by busyness, the struggle to succeed, and an increasingly secularized culture. In a scholarly yet highly readable book, Jean Holthaus uses a combination of medical science, psychology, and Christian theology to give readers insight into what causes anxiety, how to identify different types of anxiety, and how to seek help. Whereas most self-help books promote a certain protocol or fad diet routine, Holthaus ...more
Ellie | Complete and Equipped
Mar 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!


Anyone noticing a trend in the books Ive read lately?! I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder last year and since then I have been on quite the journey physically and spiritually. Im always looking for books that deepen my understanding of anxiety and how I can manage it.

Managing Worry and Anxiety is a great book for someone who thinks they may be suffering from excessive worry and/or anxiety, or for some who is generally new to anxiety and how it affects us. I love that
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Mercy Lyman
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing

At some time or another I'd say that every person struggles with worry and to some extent anxiety. Whether it's life's going bad or over simple things, we as humans never seem to grasp that God is in control and knows what's best for us. In Managing Worry And Anxiety, Jean (who's spent more then twenty five years providing therapy by the way) explores both the spiritual and and psychological aspects of anxiety, stress, worry and more and gives us ways to understand why we struggle and how to
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Melinda Staley
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing

In Managing Worry and Anxiety, Jean Holthaus helps walk us through ways that are Christ - focused and can help us overcome some of lifes hardest hurdles. Worry and anxiety are hard for Christians to deal with as we are supposed to be happy and upbeat. Its a silent battle that many of us face, and Holthaus pulls from Scripture and gives us practical strategies to deal with the challenges. The book is well written and easy to read.
I received a book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my
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Maci Feather
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Managing Worry and Anxiety is a great tool for someone who wants to learn more of the psychology behind your feelings. Holthaus is very knowledgable and gives many diagrams that are easy to understand to help us get a better perspective on what is actually going on in our brains. As a social work and psychology major, I find these diagrams and examples that she uses very fascinating and very relatable. Her Christian perspective ties it all together. I really appreciate how she discusses how much ...more
Judy Estrin
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful book to read during this time of uncertainty. The tools expressed are helping me cope with a job that I must work. I loved the helpful hints and tips for remaining "cool". Basic in certain ways but also a healthy way of viewing life. Enjoyed the section on faith basic beliefs. Why worry over things you can't change? Thank you to the author and publisher for this book.
Ashley at Reading Themes
Feb 11, 2020 rated it liked it
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Managing Worry And Anxiety by Jean Holthaus is a Christian non-fiction book with practical ways to manage anxiety and worry. This book would be a great resource for anyone struggling with worry and anxiety or if you have someone in your life struggling with this issues. The author shares Scripture to help encourage the reader and give them practical tools to combat worry and anxiety. Thank you to Revell for this review copy.
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