What I’m Reading (actually, re-reading)

 

I want to highly recommend this book.  I read it about a year ago and have just pulled it off my shelf for a second go.

It is written from a secular perspective but has many excellent, potentially liberating insights.  Scripture tells us to “be anxious over nothing.”  Easier said than done!  Often I have felt like my prayers fit this formula, “Dear Lord, [worry, worry, worry]. Please help me. Amen.”

One of the most interesting insights is that there is no such thing as “stress”.  You might want to argue with the author about that!  Aren’t we all “stressed out” much of the time?  Doesn’t “stress account for most of our bad moods and bad behavior?  The author gives a very helpful very different perspective.  Helpful because there is often almost nothing we can do about “stress.”  There is something we can do about _____ (what stress really is).

 

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