How can I ...cope with stress?rebound from failure?defeat depression?have peace of mind?Life's difficult questions have answers.Answers from the Bible that can change your outlook---and your life.Rick Warren writes, 'In each of these studies, you will discover simple ways to apply God's truth to your personal life, your family, and your job. The way to get the most out of this book is to act on it.'Rick Warren takes you inside the Scriptures to see what they reveal about twelve of the most pressing questions people ask. They are questions you yourself either have asked or most likely will ask. This book provides simple, straightforward answers you can begin to apply right away to move past your worst sticking points and enjoy a life of purpose, peace, and significance.
Topics: Stress, Depression, Happiness, Personality Psychology, The Bible, Inspirational, and Guides
Published: Zondervan on Jan 1, 2008
I think this book could be very helpful for some people, and it was a good conversation starter in our group. Mr. Warren has some solid advice on handling problems in our lives. I especially like the thought that our character is formed in our every day actions, habits and prayer, then when we are tested, our character is revealed and refined. However, I found some of Mr. Warren's "answers" to be simplistic. Especially the chapter on depression. I am left with an uncomfortable impression that he is using scriptures to fit into what he wants to say, rather than simply looking at the scriptures and working out what they do say. One of his statements, "He (God) knows how you will act in the future, so he's not disappointed when it happens." Huh? This sits very wrong with me, but it would take an essay on predestination, omniscience and the character of God to say why. That's what I mean about feeling uncomfortable with Mr. Warren's writings. Blanket statements like that feel wrong in my spirit, so it puts me on the defense the whole time I'm reading. That is not necessarily a bad thing, but I shudder to think about those who take this man's writings as the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth about God.read more