Written By: Max Lucado
Narrated By: Ben Holland
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Date: September 2017
Duration: 3 hours 35 minutes
In a world filled with anxiety, Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World Audiobook by Max Lucado aims to bring the people a simple way to overcome this problem: God’s love.
Anxiety is without a doubt one of the most apprehensive mental issues in society these days. It may be shocking to know that statistics of people’s anxiety are overwhelmingly higher than they were some decades ago. Even kids and students are suffering dangerous levels of anxiety.
With a calm yet clinging narrative, the bestselling author Max Lucado aims to bring a tool of peace for everyone aiming to read. He specifically focuses on a passage of The Bible that reminds us that God brings us peace beyond our understanding: Philippians 4:6-7.
This passage is written in The Bible by Paul, who is in prison at the moment. In it, Paul also depicts the instructions to overcome unnecessary worries in life. Lucado, in turn, uses the acronym CALM to expand those instructions:
• Celebrate God.
• Ask God for help.
• Leave concerns with God.
• Meditate on good things.
The author, who is also a preacher at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, uses his own experiences in life to recognize and support the burden of his readers. On his reflections, he recognizes how the love of God freed him from the anguish of anxiety and invites his readers to entrust themselves to Him.
Finally, the audiobook’s author also acknowledges how sin left mark on him and how it may hurt believers to the point of despair. But in turn, he offers God’s word and demonstrates how His light and guidance are capable to become the desired remedy.
Christians and believers of all types will definitely find a refugee on Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World Audiobook by Max Lucado. The way it was written assures that reading it is extremely easy and comfortable while the message is deep and full of understanding.
Far from directing or commanding believers to accept the word of God, Lucado reflects around his own life and learning, showing his readers the answers that are often hidden in plain sight. Pages turn easily and with each line, those that trust in the power of god will feel relieved and find a companion to the darkest moments.
One of the most interesting characteristics of Lucado’s pages is that they don’t include the typical harsh sermon that commands everyone to repent. On the contrary, the audiobook speaks from the humility and lets the last word and decision in the hands of the reader.
While it’s especially related to Christian people, any believer can read it and will definitely find peace. But, even if you’re not exactly a believer, the words and reflections on this writing can also help you manage hard emotions in life.
While using short sentences to make it easy to read or hear, if readers stop and reflect on every point, they’ll find out many insights that may become complicated or simply get hidden if the writing was more sophisticated.
Genres: Religion & Spirituality – Counseling & Inspirational