According the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are reaching epidemic proportions. In a given year, 17% of Americans will feel the effects of a panic attack. Anxiety-related issues are the number one mental health problem among women and are second only to alcohol and drug abuse among men. Between 1997 and 2004, Americans more than doubled their spending on anti-anxiety medications from $900 million to $2.1 billion.
We are tense. Why? Change is one reason. Sociologists speculate the world has changed more in the last thirty years than it has in the last three hundred Every day seems to bring new change and threats. We also face personal challenges job loss, cancer, divorce, addiction, bankruptcy. Add to personal challenges those of a global nature imported into our lives every few seconds thanks to smart phones, TVs, and computer screens. In our parents' day, the nightly news caught them up on world events. Now it is a matter of minutes.
Anxiety just comes with life. However, as God's Word reveals, it doesn t have todominatelife. In this six-session video-based Bible study, bestselling author Max Lucado looks at seven admonitions from the apostle Paul in Philippians 4:4 8 that lead to one wonderful promise: "The peace of God which surpasses all understanding." As he unpacks each verse, he shows how God is ready to give comfort to help us face the calamities in life, view bad news through the lens of sovereignty, discern the lies of Satan, and tell ourselves the truth. Wecanbe anxious for nothing, and discover true peace from God that surpasses all human understanding.
- Rejoice in the Lord Always
- Let Your Gentleness Be Known to All
- In Everything by Prayer with Thanksgiving
- The Peace of God Will Guard Your Hearts
- Meditate on These Things
More Product Information
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson
- ISBN: 0310087317
- ISBN-13: 9780310087311
- UPC: 025986087319
- SKU: 9780310087311
- Release Date: September 5, 2017
- Pages: 112
- Language: English
- Height: 0.40 inches
- Width: 5.40 inches
- Length: 8.20 inches
- Weight: 0.25 pounds
- Series Name: HarperCollins Christian Book Bestsellers
About the Author
In 1994, he became the only author to have 11 of his twelve books in print simultaneously appear on paperback, hardcover and children's CBA bestseller lists. Lucado set a new industry record by concurrently placing nine different Word Publishing titles on the CBA Hardcover Bestseller List in both March and April 1997. Max Lucado is a fixture on the national bestseller lists - a Max Lucado title has appeared on the CBA hardcover bestseller list every month for the past eight years. He has appeared on the Publishers Weekly, USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists. His newest book, Come Thirsty, was released in October 2004, and Next Door Savior recently won a Gold Medallion award in the Inspirational category.
In addition to his nonfiction books, Lucado has authored several award-winning children's titles including, Just In Case You Ever Wonder, The Crippled Lamb, Alabaster's Song, and the award-winning You Are Special. His most recent effort based on You Are Special is entitled, Punchinello and His Most Marvelous Gift. Max is also the author of Hermie: A Common Caterpillar, as well as a number of subsequent works based on Hermie. He also served as the general editor for the best-selling Devotional Bible and God's Inspirational Promise Book.
Max serves as the pulpit minister of the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. But he says his greatest accomplishment is finding a one-in-a-million wife in Denalyn and having three unbelievable daughters: Jenna, Andrea, and Sara.