Friday, June 27, 2014

Overwhelmed by Perry Noble

Stressed out? Anxious? Overwhelmed? Good news—you’re not alone!

No one ever said life was going to be easy. Between financial struggles, marital issues, health scares, and the regular, run-of-the-mill problems of everyday life, it’s easy to feel weighed down and trapped by your circumstances. In times like these, it’s tempting to just throw in the towel and quit. Well, don’t do it!

Perry Noble has stood at the edge of the abyss himself, and in Overwhelmed, he shares the keys to unlocking the chains of anxiety and despair once and for all. Building on the premise that when we shift our focus from our circumstances to Christ, everything changes, Perry walks readers through a life-altering plan for overcoming stress, worry, depression, and anxiety so we can be free to enjoy the abundant, joy-filled lives we were created for.

God knows we’re frustrated. He knows we’re tired. He knows we’re struggling. But He also knows how things are going to turn out. He is greater than anything you are going through . . . so don’t give up on God. After all, He’s never given up on you. 

My review:
  As someone who has struggled with, and still struggles with depression and discouragement, this book piqued my interest, so I put it on my birthday wish list and received it. I am familiar with the author, but had never read anything by him before.

  He says right up front that he has no quick fixes or easy formula for getting out of depression, but uses his story and Scripture to show it is possible. Not only did he have a lot of good and encouraging things to say, he has a great way of doing so. Although the topic isn't a light hearted one, he addresses it with humor and great insight. I was entertained while encouraged and given new hope for dealing with discouragement and depression. 

  He also addresses things that could be holding us back in our relationship with God, such as greed, not trusting God, and other issues like that. As he said, it isn't a quick fix book, but it really encouraged me and I'd recommend it to anyone who is feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, or depressed.

About the author:

Perry Noble is the founding and senior pastor of NewSpring Church in South Carolina. The church averages more than 26,000 people during weekend services at multiple campuses across the state. Perry is a gifted communicator and teacher, convicted about speaking the truth as plainly as possible. God has given him a vision and a passion for helping people meet Jesus, and each week he shares God's word and its practical application in our daily lives. His previous book, Unleash!,, was a New York Times Bestseller and has helped many people learn how to break free from normalcy.
Perry, his wife Lucretia and their daughter, Charisse,live in Anderson, South Carolina.

Overwhelmed is available from Tyndale Publishing.

I did not receive a copy for review, but did the review of my own accord.