Release Date: September 9, 2014
It would be silly of me to ask “do you deal with stress on a daily basis”? We all seem to be dealing with stress today. And if you’re like me, you may be choosing not-so-healthy ways to cope with it.
This is my first book of Linda’s to read. The endorsement from Lysa TerKeurst is actually what brought it to my attention. But when I read on the third page that we have parenting a child with special needs in common, I knew Linda was an author I would enjoy learning from.
In The Stress Cure, Linda teaches us to “unpack the prayer tools of peace Christ has given to us”. She looks at how stress can impact our spiritual well-being with “soul blocks” including these that I could relate to:
- Overwhelmed – “I’m wondering what resources and treasures have been locked inside you because of the emotional congestion in your heart and soul?”
- Anxious – “Don’t pull a Jonah and run away from the fear God is calling you to face. Remember who is going into the fearful situation with you.”
Each of these “soul blocks”, listed in her table of contents, are defined within the chapters of her book. Then Linda takes us on a creative journey through God’s Word, telling His stories through her imagination.
Each chapter includes a little room to journal how you personally will apply these passages to your own soul block, and also a specific prayer for you to communicate these blocks with God.
This is a great study book, and I imagine one that I will reference time and again as negative feelings brought on by stress arise.
You can also download a study guide to accompany the book: http://gottopray.com/stress-cure-discussion-questions/
I highly recommend this book as a personal resource for you to have readily available. I quickly read the paperback version, but would prefer to have the kindle version so I can increase the tiny font.
I received a copy of this book from Revell Reads in exchange for my honest review.