Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Anxious Christian by Rhett Smith

I found this book a great one. I believe that the author does an incredible job bringing a holistic approach on anxiety – as a patient, as a therapist and as a Christian. 

The author believes that anxiety is a tool that we can either use it for out personal growth or let it  overwhelm us. Therefore, it is important to be aware of our anxious feeling, not hide them, in order to be able to figure out their purpose and to  redefine them into a healthy and glorious pattern of behavior and feeling.

What makes this book valuable is the fact that Smith is transparent about his own journey of struggle with anxiety. 

At the end of each chapter there are questions and exercises that you can work through in order to be aware of and work on those anxious feelings of your own. Also, at the end of the book Smith offers some useful guidelines and criteria to take in consideration when looking for a therapist (i loved that). 

It is a truly valuable tool for every Christian that has ever had to struggle with anxious feelings.

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