Overwhelmed by Perry Noble

Book description:

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:

I have mixed feelings about this book.  I was excited to read about strategies to cope with struggles of daily life – the busyness, stress, never ending to-do list, and juggling of responsibilities.  I found that I could identify with Noble as he shared his struggles of depression and being overwhelmed.  So I was hopeful that this would be one of those books that I would get a lot out of and could chew on for some time to come.

However, I found that there was not a whole lot of information in this book that I hadn’t already read elsewhere.  While it is good to be reminded of the fact that God is present for us and loves us and knows what we are going through, I was hoping for more concrete information that I wasn’t already aware of.

Perhaps this book wasn’t as helpful to me as it could be for others because I am not significantly overwhelmed at the present.  I can see how this book could be helpful to some readers in the midst of a great struggle.

For me, the most positive part of the book was the writer’s engaging writing style.  I found that he has a very light, conversational tone that is easy to read.  Although the topic of the book is heavy, the book itself is a quick read.

If you are looking for a book to remind you of truths that might uplift and encourage you, this could be a good choice.  If you are looking for a groundbreaking book that will change your life, you might want to look elsewhere.

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