It’s a problem that any breathing human has to wrestle with. That chest tightening, heart racing, sweaty feeling that shows us we are overwhelmed. Whether we are overwhelmed with anxiety, worry, our to do list, looming projects or fear every one of us struggles with what to do when we just can’t handle it anymore. If you haven’t been there yet you can count on the fact you one day will.
Perry Noble, pastor of NewSpring Church, releases his newest book on April 1st titled Overwhelmed: Winning the War Against Worry. I had a chance to read an advance copy of the book and found that Overwhelmed provides a practical, down-to-earth approach to understanding and confronting anxiety.
Perry is known for his transparent and casual style of preaching and Overwhelmed is no different. I often felt like I was sitting with him over coffee at Starbucks getting advice from someone who’s been down the road a little further than me. What makes Overwhelmed different than other books about anxiety is Perry’s point of view on the subject. Perry shares his story of struggling with depression and suicide for years before finally admitting the problem to close friends and seeking professional help. (You can read his recent post about taking anti-depressants here or see the 2012 sermon about depression here) In a world where the church as a whole has remained uncomfortably silent on mental health issues, Perry’s honesty on this no doubt will offer many freedom from shame.
But Overwhelmed isn’t just for those with clinically diagnosed depression. Perry provides Bible insights and application for anyone struggling with feeling anxious at any level. Overwhelmed provides good advice and insight on how to start walking in freedom from anxiety. Perry writes:
Change begins with a decision: overwhelmed or overcome?
If you struggle with feeling overwhelmed, or think you might, reading Perry’s book Overwhelmed is a great first step towards overcoming. It releases April 1st and you can find it on Amazon through the affiliate link below.