“If you change the root, you’ll affect the fruit.” This quote stood out to me in my first 5 minutes of reading the newly released book, Moving Beyond Anxiety: 12 Practical Strategies to Renew Your Mind by David Chadwick. It’s no lie that I’ve always been an anxious person.
Written by a pastor in Charlotte, NC, Chadwick equips readers to defeat worry and fear through Scripture. “Here is what I believe: you are what you think,” Chadwick says “Whatever your mind dwells on will exacerbate emotions. It’s called cognitive therapy in psychosocial circles. Scripture confirms these ideas. Be transformed by the renewal of your MIND (Rom 12:2). Take every thought captive (2 Cor. 10:5). Therefore, to change your behavior, you must focus on your thought life. Conform your mind to God’s Word and you’ll see emotions follow. Think. Feel. Act. Win the battle for your thought life and you will win the battle over anxiety.”
Over the past few months, my anxiety has been a roller coaster due to the craziness in the county. Getting asked to review Moving Beyond Anxiety came at the perfect time for me. The book is written from a Christian perspective with plenty of references to back up the author’s words. I felt like everything flowed well and it was quite an easy read once started.
The 12 strategies addressed in depth in the book are:
Focus on Faith
Ponder the Prepositions
Remember Your Body
Develop an Eternal Perspective
Get Good Teammates
Realize God Do Not Give You a Spirit of Fear
I highly recommend this book to anyone that struggles with fear and anxiety. It is well worth the read and I know I’ll be picking up often for a refresher.
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