Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Worry Less, Live More God's Prescription for a Better Life By Robert J. Morgan

Worry Less, Live MoreGod's Prescription for a Better Life

By Robert J. Morgan 

How do you bury worry before it buries you?
Worry, which is essentially a strain of fear, is a rational response to real pressures and problems. Life is harder than we expect, and even the Lord Jesus, the Prince of Peace Himself, admitted, “Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34). He said, “In this world you will have trouble” (John 16:33). On one occasion, He even said, “Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say?” (John 12:27). Our souls are easily troubled. The world and its trials seem to only increase.
In nearly forty years of pastoral counseling, Rob Morgan has seen a lot of changes in our culture. People are anxious, and everyone seems increasingly tense and taunt. We’re overextended, running on empty, and often running late. We’re worried and we’re weary. One moment we’re alarmed about global politics and the next we’re frustrated with a clogged commode or a cranky boss. Stress can have a way of keeping us on pins and needles from dawn to darkness.
In this book Pastor Morgan leads the way through the investigation of the Bible’s premier passage on the subject of anxiety. Philippians 4:4–9 is God’s most definitive word about overcoming anxiety and experiencing His overwhelming peace. Dissecting the following eight practices this vital passage promotes will help you to wage war on worry:
The Practice of Rejoicing
The Practice of Gentleness
The Practice of Nearness
The Practice of Prayer
The Practice of Thanksgiving
The Practice of Thinking
The Practice of Discipleship
The Practice of Peace
When we study and employ these practices effectively, we have the power to erase anxious thoughts and compose our minds with peace in any situation.

My Thoughts:
Worry Less, Live More God's Prescription for a Better Life by Robert J. Morgan gives what Robert believes as a Biblical answer to handling anxiety. In a society where prescription medication is prescribed the highest to treat anxiety, Mr. Morgan gives hands on solutions from a Biblical worldview to help those who are looking to experience the overwhelming joy and peace of God back in their lives. Coming from a ministry approach, he has seen a shift in society and those who walk into his office on a daily basis. He is all too familiar with the fear and life crippling thoughts Anxiety can bring. What I find very fascinating about this book is how he took the eight practices the reader puts into place from Philippians 4:4-9 and we get a great look at the life Paul led. The last portion of this book is a work book, so I recommend purchasing the book if you want to walk through and do it. Do not purchase for Kindle or Ipad. Having read other books on Anxiety through a Christian world view lens, I felt this book was a bit stretched. I think the author did well in providing practical solutions and allowing the reader to learn how to work through emotions. I don't think this addressed many of the deep issues behind anxiety, which is the reason why people look to books for help. The solutions are great, but the reasons behind the solutions are the reason why people need to fix it in the first place. Overall, I give this book 4/5 stars. I was not required to write a favorable review. All the opinions here expressed are my own. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was interested in reading this book and when I saw your review and read it, I thought I still would grab a copy. Thanks for your daily emails!