When it comes to anxiety, depression, and stress-related
illnesses, America is the frontrunner. Thankfully, there’s a practical
prescription for dealing with these issues. Anxious for Nothing, the most recent book from New York Times bestselling author, 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?
the answer is yes, you are not alone. According to one research
program, anxiety-related issues are the number one mental health problem
among women and are second only to alcohol and drug abuse among men.
Stress-related ailments cost the nation $300 billion every year in
medical bills and lost productivity. And use of sedative drugs like
Xanax and Valium have skyrocketed in the last 15 years. Even students
are feeling it. One psychologist reports that the average high school
kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric
patient in the early 1950s. Chances are, you or someone you know
seriously struggles with anxiety.
Max writes, "The news about our
anxiety is enough to make us anxious." He knows what it feels like to
be overcome by the worries and fear of life, which is why he is
dedicated to helping millions of readers take back control of their
minds and, as a result, their lives.
Anxious for Nothing
invites readers to delve into Philippians 4:6-7. After all, it is the
most highlighted passage of any book on the planet, according to Amazon:
not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and
petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace
of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and
your minds in Christ Jesus.