Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Stress Cure by Linda Evans Shepherd - REVIEWED

About the Book:
We live in a world filled to the brim with advice, and when it comes to dealing with stress, there’s plenty of advice to go around. Sleep more, eat better, avoid this, seek out that. But more advice on coping is not necessarily what the stressed and anxious person needs. What we need is a cure. Linda Evans Shepherd has discovered it.
The true remedy to stress, she says, is prayer. In this inspiring book, Shepherd shows readers how to recognize God’s continual presence and yield their troubles to the Prince of Peace. Through captivating stories, explorations of fascinating biblical characters, and examples of deeper-than-ever prayers, she brings within readers’ grasp the peace that passes understanding. Anyone who is overwhelmed by all of the urgent demands on their time will find in this book a lifeline to true peace.

My Thoughts:
"It is the Spirit who helps us tear down walls, makes miracles of our messes, comforts our heartaches, and leads us to breakthroughs"  (p.27)

Taking ten areas of life, all of which believers struggle with at some point, Linda Evans Shepherd basically take readers on a journey to freedom!  What a blessing to take each chapter and digest it through personal testimony, Scripture and Biblical examples and then practical application through prayer and self-examination.  When Linda encourages the reader “…yield to the presence of the Holy Spirit through prayer,”  my heart rejoiced!! To ask the Holy Spirit to reveal truth in such a personal way – powerful stuff! And then, she leads you in a prayer asking, “Show me which attitudes you would like to set me free from so we can clean my soul and make more room for you and your peace.”  Well, that is shoutin’ ground my friend!  That is where freedom is found!! That is the point at which you are set free from the sin that binds you!

Feelings of being overwhelmed, stuck, frustrated, burdened, hopeless, offended, anxious, negative, distracted, depressed…each of these areas is tenderly yet firmly placed in its rightful place at the foot of the cross!  I’ve read several of Linda’s book, and with each one I find healing and a greater level of relationship with my Father!  To me, this is the most transformational book for me personally.  The Lord is pretty much delivering me from so much sin and junk that the freedom is blissful and amazing!! I am so loved by my Father through the shed blood of His Son it is just – well – amazing!

I am happy and excited to recommend The Stress Cure to everyone!!
About the Author:   Linda Evans Shepherd is an award-winning author, a successful speaker, and a radio personality. The president of Right to the Heart Ministries, she is the author of When You Don’t Know What to Pray and Experiencing God’s Presence. She and her husband live in Colorado. Learn more

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