Book Review – Anxious for Nothing

Anxious for Nothing: God’s Cure for the Cares of Your Soul

By John MacArthur
224 pages, David C. Cook
ISBN 9781434702975

Goodreads rating: 4.20 out of 5

The Bible says, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God”.

But anxiety is something everyone of us deal with every so often. And so some of us, anxiety rules a good portion of our lives. It comes in many forms – self-doubt, stress, worry, fear, insecurity, inferiority complex. But yet at the same time, we are told to live victoriously in Christ, and all those biblical phrases we commonly see in forwarded WhatsApp messages. How can it cut both ways?

John MacArthur, the New York Times best-selling author, addresses this mountain of a problem in his latest book, optimistically titled Anxious for Nothing. In it, he lays out the blueprint of why we feel anxiety, and what we can do about it from a biblical perspective. His goal for us is simple – we are called to have peace and God cares for you. But getting there is a little more complicated, but not impossible. Yet in every step MacArthur points us back to the scriptures and God’s promises to us.For those of us struggling with depression, the thought of counselling or fervent prayer may often seem like a bridge too far or a mountain too high, yet this simple book may crack open the door slightly to overcoming it. Yet through it all, the first step always lies with us.


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