Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Stressed-Less Living by Tracie Miles Book Review

Stressed-Less Living: Finding God's Peace in Your Chaotic World by Tracie Miles is an honest look at a startling epidemic that can cause life altering outcomes if someone chooses to continue down a stress filled path or be devoted to God.  Tracie shares deeply of her overwhelming struggles with stress in many life situations.  She also shares how God fully transformed her to a life with less stress and more peace.  Tracie is candid and passionate about how she truly discovered the path to peace.  It's only through God- "You truly become less stressed when you discover the God of peace."  Each chapter ends with several Stress-busting Scriptures and a set of Reflection Questions.

Even though I am a Stay at Home Mom, I find many stressful situations that cause me anxiety, restless sleep and extreme negative emotions.  I desperately need a change and I felt like this book from Tracie was a great encouragement to work toward discovering God's peace in this chaotic world.  Many times she shared that it is not the changing of our circumstances that will bring less stress, but what we focus on during our circumstances.  I absolutely loved the bonus quiet time activity where I could type out certain Scriptures and insert my name.  God desires a personal relationship with me and as I draw closer to him I will know true peace amidst this stressful life.  I recommend reading slowly through this book, studying Scriptures, working through the questions and spending lots of time in prayer.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from ACU Press/Leafwood Publishers as part of their ACU Press Bookclub Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

1 comment:

Patty said...

Hope your doing well, Shonda. God truly is the God of peace. If I would just practice keeping my mind stayed on Him in all circumstances. I often still need to be reminded. Have a great day!