Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Review - The Stress Cure by Linda Evans Shepherd


The Stress Cure
by Linda Evans Shepherd
Publisher: Revell
Pub. Date: September 16, 2014
ISBN: 978-0800722838
Pages: 208
Buy Link: Amazon

Review:

I think every adult has been stressed at least one time during their life. Whether it is about money, your job, your marriage, your kids or countless other things, the pressure can get to you. Stress can cause an increase in temperament, weight gain, headaches and sickness. There are many books written on the topic of stress, but very few of them will actually help a person cure their stress. Instead these other books will help them avoid the cause of the stress, which isn't very helpful at all because stress is everywere.

Arriving in bookstores last week is yet another book on the topic, titled The Stress Cure by Linda Evans Shepard, which uses a different approach - prayer. The author suggests never to ignore or avoid the cause of your stress, but instead to find peaceful ways to deal with your day-to-day problems. Most of our problems are not hopeless, so the author recommends seeking guidance from the Lord to get through the tough times.

Yes, this might be a Christian approach to curing stress, but it is a more simple and effective way than what is suggested in other books. Throughout the book, the author quotes from the Bible, as well as quotes by Max Lucado, Billy Graham, Charles Stanley and a few others.

Every person must find their own way to deal with stress, as the cause of the stress is different for every individual. That being said, I found The Stress Cure to be a well-written and easy approach to get rid of the stress from your life by using the power of prayer and having faith in Christ.


*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.


About the Author:

Linda Evans Shepherd, known as 'The Prayer Author and Speaker,' is an ACFW Carol Award winner for her fiction. She has published thirty books, including her bestselling When You Don't Know What to Pray and landed in Crossings 2010 top ten books of the year. In addition, her book When You Can't Find God -- Igniting the Power of His Presence won the 2012 Selah Christian Living Award and her latest When You Need a Miracle -- How to Ask God for the Impossible won the 2013 Selah Christian Living Award.

Linda is the creator and cowriter of the bestselling novel series The Potluck Club and The Potluck Catering Club. She is also the author behind the bestseller, Share Jesus Without Fear, which she wrote with Bill Fay.

Christian Retailing compared Linda to both Beth Moore and Stormy Omartian while radio host John DeBrine, compared Linda to a little lady he met in the sixties by the name of Corrie ten Boom.

Patsy Clairmont says, "There is a bubbling up of Jesus-Joy that exudes from Linda that is absolutely contagious. I love her blend of humor and heart, and I stand back amazed at her "go tell the world" determination."

Linda saw God turn the "pits" of her life into stepping stones following a car crash that left her then infant daughter in a year-long coma before she awoke. Today, Linda's daughter is 27-years-old and Linda is a respected author. Linda is the President of Right to the Heart Ministries which oversees the work of AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association). Besides AWSA, the ministry includes the work of GodTest.com and the blogs FindingGodDaily.com, and ThinkingAboutSuidicide.com. Linda also runs the blog Got to Pray which highlights her prayer books. She is also the president of the Fabulous Speakers speaker's bureau.

Linda's been married more than thirty years to Paul and has two young-adult children, Laura and Jimmy.

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