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Scripture says "be anxious for nothing," yet most of us find ourselves increasingly worried and anxious--about our families, our jobs, our finances, our security, and so much more. We're even worried about our level of anxiety! Integrating both the psychological and spiritual aspects of anxiety, therapist Jean Holthaus offers this research-driven and faith-informed approach Scripture says "be anxious for nothing," yet most of us find ourselves increasingly worried and anxious--about our families, our jobs, our finances, our security, and so much more. We're even worried about our level of anxiety! Integrating both the psychological and spiritual aspects of anxiety, therapist Jean Holthaus offers this research-driven and faith-informed approach to understanding why we experience anxiety and shows us how to effectively manage it by developing three essential skills: - living in the present moment - suspending judgment - believing yourself to be competent and equipped by God Our world is never going to be a completely safe and understandable place. But with Holthaus's help, our hearts and minds can experience greater and lasting peace.


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Scripture says "be anxious for nothing," yet most of us find ourselves increasingly worried and anxious--about our families, our jobs, our finances, our security, and so much more. We're even worried about our level of anxiety! Integrating both the psychological and spiritual aspects of anxiety, therapist Jean Holthaus offers this research-driven and faith-informed approach Scripture says "be anxious for nothing," yet most of us find ourselves increasingly worried and anxious--about our families, our jobs, our finances, our security, and so much more. We're even worried about our level of anxiety! Integrating both the psychological and spiritual aspects of anxiety, therapist Jean Holthaus offers this research-driven and faith-informed approach to understanding why we experience anxiety and shows us how to effectively manage it by developing three essential skills: - living in the present moment - suspending judgment - believing yourself to be competent and equipped by God Our world is never going to be a completely safe and understandable place. But with Holthaus's help, our hearts and minds can experience greater and lasting peace.

30 review for Managing Worry and Anxiety: Practical Tools to Help You Deal with Life's Challenges

  1. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    I believe Managing Worry and Anxiety: Practical Tools to Help You Deal with Life's Challenges is a must read for those who suffer from worry and anxiety. It offers some great tips and advice on how to deal with it. It is broken down into eleven chapters that can help readers understand why they are feeling the way they do and how to conquer it. I thought it was an interesting read and hope to use it in the future. I am giving Managing Worry and Anxiety: Practical Tools to Help You Deal with Life I believe Managing Worry and Anxiety: Practical Tools to Help You Deal with Life's Challenges is a must read for those who suffer from worry and anxiety. It offers some great tips and advice on how to deal with it. It is broken down into eleven chapters that can help readers understand why they are feeling the way they do and how to conquer it. I thought it was an interesting read and hope to use it in the future. I am giving Managing Worry and Anxiety: Practical Tools to Help You Deal with Life's Challenges four stars. I recommend it for those who need some new ways of dealing with their anxiety. I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Victoria Lynn

    3 stars. Jean Holthaus is definitely experienced and incredibly knowledgeable about this subject. THe book is full of insightful information that I found interesting. I had the thought partway through that this would actually make a good writer’s tool. I found myself analyzing my characters and finding in depth descriptions of their behavioral anxiety and the reason for it. This book was a bit too much on the technical and heavy side for me when it comes to the amount of information. It was diff 3 stars. Jean Holthaus is definitely experienced and incredibly knowledgeable about this subject. THe book is full of insightful information that I found interesting. I had the thought partway through that this would actually make a good writer’s tool. I found myself analyzing my characters and finding in depth descriptions of their behavioral anxiety and the reason for it. This book was a bit too much on the technical and heavy side for me when it comes to the amount of information. It was difficult for me to get into it and I found it hard for me to really absorb what the author was saying. If you are someone who really wants to get to the root of anxiety or worry and see how it can affect your life in so many different areas, or if you are someone who enjoys psychology and learning about the shaping of thought patterns etc, this book would definitely be for you.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Hallie Szott

    Therapist Jean Holthaus blends her expertise, research, and faith to deliver exactly what the cover promises: practical tools for dealing with worry and anxiety. She writes in an easy-to-read way meant to heighten understanding and facilitate application. As I read, everything she explains felt useful and relevant. I had a lot to consider as I finished, and I intend to revisit this book in the future. It is easy to recommend this book to readers struggling with worry and anxiety, as well as thos Therapist Jean Holthaus blends her expertise, research, and faith to deliver exactly what the cover promises: practical tools for dealing with worry and anxiety. She writes in an easy-to-read way meant to heighten understanding and facilitate application. As I read, everything she explains felt useful and relevant. I had a lot to consider as I finished, and I intend to revisit this book in the future. It is easy to recommend this book to readers struggling with worry and anxiety, as well as those simply hoping to understand the issues better. This review is also posted on Hallie Reads. I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    Managing Worry and Anxiety: Practical Tools to Help You Deal with Life's Challenges by Jean Holthaus is a book that explains anxiety and depression in a way that readers can understand, relate and appreciate. As a social worker, with an MSW, I have a great appreciation for this book and the work of Jean Holthaus. She combines her faith, with the science behind the brain, behaviors and complexity that we as humans face on a daily basis. This book is filled with pictures, graphics and scripture, t Managing Worry and Anxiety: Practical Tools to Help You Deal with Life's Challenges by Jean Holthaus is a book that explains anxiety and depression in a way that readers can understand, relate and appreciate. As a social worker, with an MSW, I have a great appreciation for this book and the work of Jean Holthaus. She combines her faith, with the science behind the brain, behaviors and complexity that we as humans face on a daily basis. This book is filled with pictures, graphics and scripture, to point the reader back to their faith. While she addresses the many aspects of both anxiety and depression, I feel that this book has insight for the clinician, as well as the individual looking for answers. I do not believe this is a one-size fits all book, but rather a book that encompasses a scope of people looking for deeper answers to the "why" question. This particular book is one that I have read slow, to gain insight and knowledge from another clinician in hopes to be able to help individuals in the future. I recommend this book with a caveat.. It is important for the reader to find out the root of their anxiety or depression, which is something Jean addresses. If you are looking for tips and answers, this book will help you, but if you don't go to the root and seek the source, you'll never find true freedom.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Shannon

    I was really interested to read this book, as I have read so many books on anxiety in the past and I am always curious as to what newer books might say. Managing Worry and Anxiety is a great resource for anyone struggling with mental illness who wants to approach it from a Christian perspective. One of the great things about this book is that the author also dedicates an entire chapter to explaining how biology affects anxiety, which I believe is so important. Many of us who suffer from anxiety I was really interested to read this book, as I have read so many books on anxiety in the past and I am always curious as to what newer books might say. Managing Worry and Anxiety is a great resource for anyone struggling with mental illness who wants to approach it from a Christian perspective. One of the great things about this book is that the author also dedicates an entire chapter to explaining how biology affects anxiety, which I believe is so important. Many of us who suffer from anxiety disorders and the people around us, need to understand that it is biological in nature and things like genetics can also play a big part. The author includes relevant scripture throughout the book and provides a variety of tools to help readers manage their anxiety. There is also a chapter about stopping judgement which is something that most people I know, who struggle with anxiety, also struggle with. Judging one's self for "failing" or not being good enough because of your anxiety is also very common. Overall, I enjoyed this book and I really liked the author's insights and the way she put it all together. It is one I would recommend for anyone looking for help managing their anxiety from a Christian perspective. Thank you to the publisher, Revell, for providing me with a review copy of this book.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jill

    When writing a self-help book, it is always key to first identify your niche and “why” behind the writing. Specifically, whether this topic has been overdone or if you are adding something to it. Author, Jean Holthaus, ponders these questions and ultimately decides to go ahead with the book based on current events and the rising levels of anxiety and worry in young children after receiving a call from an elementary school superintendent. Despite this back story, this book is NOT written for a yo When writing a self-help book, it is always key to first identify your niche and “why” behind the writing. Specifically, whether this topic has been overdone or if you are adding something to it. Author, Jean Holthaus, ponders these questions and ultimately decides to go ahead with the book based on current events and the rising levels of anxiety and worry in young children after receiving a call from an elementary school superintendent. Despite this back story, this book is NOT written for a younger target, nor is it especially written for a layperson parenting one. Managing Worry and Anxiety is filled with graphics of the brain, neuropathways and stories of scripture, adding a level of complexity to this read. Good descriptions and points are certainly made, but as a whole, the book lacks its niche. Specifically, the author does a great job in laying out the sources of stress, such as unmet needs, receiving what is unneeded, onetime events, betrayal and sustained distress. Holthaus gives basic mitigaters for stress sources strongly pointing toward “self-reflection” solutions and stages of the change process. But, ultimately the book is over complicated and doesn’t quite hit the mark for targeting the appropriate audience. *Disclaimer: A review copy was provided by the publisher. All opinions are my own.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Danielle Urban

    Managing Worry and Anxiety by Jean Holthaus is a great book to read. So many us worry and create different levels of anxiety to ourselves when we don’t have to...yet we do. I am a prime suspect for not managing my worry well. I freak out over everything. I try weighing the consequences and then worry more. As an adult financial worries is one of the biggest causes to my anxiety. I recently under went a lot of surgeries because I was in pain and still have not fully recovered. But my condition is Managing Worry and Anxiety by Jean Holthaus is a great book to read. So many us worry and create different levels of anxiety to ourselves when we don’t have to...yet we do. I am a prime suspect for not managing my worry well. I freak out over everything. I try weighing the consequences and then worry more. As an adult financial worries is one of the biggest causes to my anxiety. I recently under went a lot of surgeries because I was in pain and still have not fully recovered. But my condition is at the normal stage of aging for someone my age. We should trust in God more and leave our worrying up to him. That’s one of the biggest messages in this book. Easy said than done. The reading reminds me to not worry. How to not worry, how to trust God more, and how to ease my anxiety are discussed as well. I found this book educational and inspiring. First, it covers my spiritual beliefs which I agree with and knew but have forgotten how to trust God with as much as I can trust him with. Second, it teaches me how to do things better. For instance how to let go, relax, and believe. Third it educated me on the topics of my physical and spiritual health concerning worry and anxiety. Overall, I considered this tool a must have for all readers. I received this copy from the publisher. This is my voluntary review.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Natalie Walters

    This book offers readers a practical and applicable perspective on worry and anxiety. Through the science of understanding where anxiety and worry stem, author Jean Holthaus guides readers through chapters explaining root causes, issues that grow from those roots, and how to prune the unpredictability of life that can cause anxiety and worry to arrive at the beautiful blossoming of life God intended for us. I really appreciate the author's use of Scripture and Biblical stories throughout. I'd re This book offers readers a practical and applicable perspective on worry and anxiety. Through the science of understanding where anxiety and worry stem, author Jean Holthaus guides readers through chapters explaining root causes, issues that grow from those roots, and how to prune the unpredictability of life that can cause anxiety and worry to arrive at the beautiful blossoming of life God intended for us. I really appreciate the author's use of Scripture and Biblical stories throughout. I'd recommend this book not only for those who are dealing with anxiety and worry but I think it's also very helpful for everyone to grasp an understanding of these issues and how to support others dealing with them. ***I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to give a positive review, all opinions expressed are my own.***

  9. 4 out of 5

    Marie

    Thank you in advance to the publisher, Revell Books, for providing a complimentary copy to review. A positive review was NOT required, and all words are my own. Believe it or not I got this to gain some insight into what exactly anxiety is. While I do have “concerns” or small worries, anxiety is something I cannot wrap my head around. And, I also wanted to know if there were ways in here I could help others I care about who struggle with it. It also reinforced some things I already knew. This is Thank you in advance to the publisher, Revell Books, for providing a complimentary copy to review. A positive review was NOT required, and all words are my own. Believe it or not I got this to gain some insight into what exactly anxiety is. While I do have “concerns” or small worries, anxiety is something I cannot wrap my head around. And, I also wanted to know if there were ways in here I could help others I care about who struggle with it. It also reinforced some things I already knew. This is like an intense therapy session as the writing combines the science behind worry, anxiety, and depression with some spiritual references. Due to the scientific/medical aspect, this can be an overwhelming read for some people who might not understand or know about some of the terms that the author is using. There are diagrams which might help readers understand or see where the problem might be. This is done more or less to examine the cause and understand anxiety as well as to help with managing it. While this is from the Revell line, which is known for their spiritual and faith books, this was light on the “God” talk. There were some scriptures and references to the bible as to how it would apply in our daily lives, so the author doesn’t come off preachy. Depending on where people are in their faith journey, they may appreciate a lighter tone, others may not. As Holthaus points out, there is no simple explanation or solution. Thus, this is not going to be a “one & done” read either. As she explains, part of the reason for the confusion is how the word has been and is continued to be used. She examines the healthy anxiety (flight/flight/freeze) mode, versus the worry zone, such as thinking about future problems. The book is useful for those who might not understand what a loved one is going through with anxiety, which is what most of the book covers. It covers some aspects of OCD, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and agoraphobia. She is also careful to examine what might cause each one with both medical and spiritual aspects being explored. The author also explores why our childhood is important to us. One example is that a child whose emotions or concerns were invalidated might not be able to express themselves as an adult. She also states that in managing our own emotions we sometimes ignore, minimize, or discount the feelings of others. Another key factor was “assuming”. We shouldn’t assume what others are feeling, but ask. Holthaus is honest and uses her own experiences to try to relate to the reader that certain things do happen, and how she was able to overcome them. A very interesting part was the word “judgment” and how it applies to ourselves and how we view others. I was shocked to discover how many words can apply: opinion, estimation, a belief, an idea, thoughts about something, or criticism. Whether or not the reader agrees will be up to them. The book also provides “tools” to help lessen the anxiety, not that we won’t have it, but it is the author’s intent that the tools well help it to not overwhelm. This is definitely a relevant read, especially with social media overwhelming our lives. I particularly enjoyed the author having an appendix with “feeling” words at the back to help the reader self-assess and get in touch with their feelings. A recommendation is difficult for this as it depends on the reader’s “faith” level, their familiarity of medical/psychological terms, as well as their personal preferences. I do feel as though the book was informative, if overly so. There were enough Christian references to make the author’s point. I also enjoyed the medical/psychological aspect too.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Bethany

    “When they” (the Israelites gathering manna) “attempted to take the things they were given for the day and use them for the future, it didn’t work. The same is true when we jump into the future and attempt to use the resources God has given us for today to solve problems we believe might occur in the future; it never works successfully and frequently spoils the moment we are currently in.” Amen, my friends. This is me pretty much every day. I am always worrying about the future and trying to prob “When they” (the Israelites gathering manna) “attempted to take the things they were given for the day and use them for the future, it didn’t work. The same is true when we jump into the future and attempt to use the resources God has given us for today to solve problems we believe might occur in the future; it never works successfully and frequently spoils the moment we are currently in.” Amen, my friends. This is me pretty much every day. I am always worrying about the future and trying to problem solve, using the resources that God gave me for today. As soon as I read this quote, I knew that this was going to be a book that I needed to read. If you find yourself stressing about the future, instead of living in the blessing of today, you may want to pick up a copy of this book as well! This book is broken down into a couple different sections. It starts out by talking about the difference between worry and anxiety. Then, it goes into how our biology, thoughts, our perception of God, and social anxiety affect us, and our level of anxiety. The next part of the book highlighted the importance of living in the present moment and not being so judgmental of ourselves. The author also shared some strategies and an action plan for moving forward and managing worry and anxiety. It is a timely message that most of us would benefit from in this hurry up world. “When we are able to honestly and completely share our deepest pain with him and faithfully believe the God who has been tangibly present with us and caring for us in the past will provide exactly what we need to get through today, we can confidently and competently live in the present moment without being overwhelmed by our fear and anxiety.” Again, I say amen. I hope to apply the message of this book to my own life on a daily basis, and draw closer to God despite any challenges thrown my way. I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Revell, in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Randi Sampson

    As a Christian who deals with anxiety and panic disorder, I must admit I'm always a little hesitant to pick up Christian books on the topic of anxiety. I know--- that doesn't sound quite right, does it? But it's absolutely true. You see, often in the Christian community mental health can have the tendency to be glossed over. The Bible tells us 'do not worry' and many who do not actively deal with this issues they have the idea that we can simply have more faith and just get over it. Oh, if only As a Christian who deals with anxiety and panic disorder, I must admit I'm always a little hesitant to pick up Christian books on the topic of anxiety. I know--- that doesn't sound quite right, does it? But it's absolutely true. You see, often in the Christian community mental health can have the tendency to be glossed over. The Bible tells us 'do not worry' and many who do not actively deal with this issues they have the idea that we can simply have more faith and just get over it. Oh, if only it were that easy. Not only is that assumption incorrect, it can also be dangerous for those of us feeling like we are not good enough Christians because we are still struggling with mental illness. Anxiety is a real pain in the behind that way. With that said, you can understand why I'm apprehensive. Still, seeing that this was written by a therapist, I decided to give it a chance... and I am so glad I did! This book isn't a guide on how to cure or get over anxiety... but rather walks us through what anxiety is, the causes, etc. Yes, it offers some practical tips to deal too, but it is also much more than that. It really gives us a greater understanding about what it is we are really dealing with. I love the combination of both faith and professional insight to really get a better overall picture. It even talks about medication for anxiety which again I think is fantastic and so needed in a world where so many (Christian and non-Christian alike) see medication for anxiety as a crutch and a weakness. I feel like Christians who are perhaps struggling with that self doubt and misconception will really benefit from this unique book. Overall, it was an interesting read. Perhaps not what I would consider a pleasure read by any means, but one that I feel is great to have in my home library to reference. **I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Benjamin Liles

    What comes to mind when you think on the word worry? Anxiety? A need to run away? Maybe to fight? Or do you feel like you can't do anything at all? There's no need to panic. Franklin Delano Roosevelt made the phrase popular when he said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Jesus the Messiah said it this way: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clot What comes to mind when you think on the word worry? Anxiety? A need to run away? Maybe to fight? Or do you feel like you can't do anything at all? There's no need to panic. Franklin Delano Roosevelt made the phrase popular when he said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Jesus the Messiah said it this way: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?...Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own" (Matthew 6:25-34, Berean Study). Jean Holthaus, a licensed social worker and a member of the National Association of Social Workers, wrote this book--Managing Worry and Anxiety: Practical Tools to Help You Deal with Life's Challenges--as an attempt to help those of us better understand and deal with those two issues: worry and anxiety. First and foremost I do believe she is a wonderfully caring woman who desires to help those suffering with worry and anxiety. She quotes Paul, who wrote, "Do not be over-anxious about anything, but...let your request be made known in God's presence" (Philippians 4:6). I have to agree with the assessment of the overall message of the book, which is to take a faith-based approach to understand and to better deal with worry and anxiety. To much of both, in my personal life, leads to becoming depressed. As someone who has dealt with all of these things in my own life, I do honestly believe Jean has done a wonderful job with her book. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell for an honest and fair review.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Narita

    Worry and anxiety are things I have struggled with on and off throughout my life. When facing those times it can be overwhelming. I was interested in reading this book not only for new insight and ideas but also because with anything in my life I want to approach from God’s point of view, spiritual and scriptural. The author is definitely through in covering the subject from all angles. She knows what she is talking about. I liked how she explained the difference between anxiety and worry, two t Worry and anxiety are things I have struggled with on and off throughout my life. When facing those times it can be overwhelming. I was interested in reading this book not only for new insight and ideas but also because with anything in my life I want to approach from God’s point of view, spiritual and scriptural. The author is definitely through in covering the subject from all angles. She knows what she is talking about. I liked how she explained the difference between anxiety and worry, two things I had always clumped together. The book also had several graphics throughout that did a wonderful job in helping me understand concepts discussed. Reading about all the various aspects of life that affect anxiety opened my eyes to sources I had not thought of before. Of these the most surprising was misconceptions in how I view God! Ms. Holthaus covered all areas that are a part of anxiety: Biological, mental, emotional, social, environmental, and spiritual. This allowed me to see the big picture instead of clumping my ideas into one or two areas. She doesn’t leave you hanging! At the end of the book she gives necessary skills to overcome and control your emotions in daily living and when life throws those unexpected curves. I particularly liked “Feeling Words” in the back of the book. This is not a quick fix or a quick read, but a very informative and helpful writing. It is almost like having a series of appointments with a therapist just for the price of a book! I received this book from Revell Publishing in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I have stated are my own.

  14. 5 out of 5

    DL (Donna) Rudd

    Book Review for Jean Holthaus 's book Managing Worry and Anxiety Jean talks about managing worry and anxiety from a simple and direct manner. The book is full of Godly advice, and shows when we put our mind to changing our outlook and not dwell on the negative which is the root of stress, we can overcome the anxiety that life can throw at us. We all have tough situations that we have to deal with. But when we can maintain our behavior pattern and attitude of our thoughts. Putting God into the sit Book Review for Jean Holthaus 's book Managing Worry and Anxiety Jean talks about managing worry and anxiety from a simple and direct manner. The book is full of Godly advice, and shows when we put our mind to changing our outlook and not dwell on the negative which is the root of stress, we can overcome the anxiety that life can throw at us. We all have tough situations that we have to deal with. But when we can maintain our behavior pattern and attitude of our thoughts. Putting God into the situation is key. Jean explains this so well, and easy to understand. When we realize that a change in behavior and thinking must take place, we can live in peace. It's a choice. It is a willingness on our part to do the work to transform from the bad (stressors) and put into perspective that we can live in peace. Not dwell and toss to and fro from the circumstances that want to keep us down. Realizing that Jesus pursues us, and wants us to give our cares to Him, we can relax, and deal with life in a calm manner. I DEFINITELY suggest this book for anyone who needs a break and release from anxiety and stress.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Nancy Larimer

    "Managing Worry and Anxiety" by Jean Holthaus is a Christian living book. She is a licensed therapist and has lots of experience working with anxious people. She explains what anxiety is and uses research. She tells what the medical treatments including medicines that can be used to help patients. She shared practical step by step approaches to help patients. She also shares how peoples view of God can be distorted and hurt their daily lives. She gives examples of how God worked in the Bible and "Managing Worry and Anxiety" by Jean Holthaus is a Christian living book. She is a licensed therapist and has lots of experience working with anxious people. She explains what anxiety is and uses research. She tells what the medical treatments including medicines that can be used to help patients. She shared practical step by step approaches to help patients. She also shares how peoples view of God can be distorted and hurt their daily lives. She gives examples of how God worked in the Bible and how that can encourage us to have a deeper relationship with Him. She even shared some examples when she has worried and how it has hurt her .She shared how she could have done things differently so she did not worry. She also shows ways we think that can promote worrying. She helps us change those faulty thinking patterns with good examples. This book is a good resource for therapists, counselors, any Christian , pastors. This book was given to me by netgalley and the publisher for review purposes. The opinions about the book are my own.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    Ubiquitous in our twenty-first century society, worry and anxiety are a plague driven by busyness, the struggle to succeed, and an increasingly secularized culture. In a scholarly yet highly readable book, Jean Holthaus uses a combination of medical science, psychology, and Christian theology to give readers insight into what causes anxiety, how to identify different types of anxiety, and how to seek help. Whereas most self-help books promote a certain protocol or fad diet routine, Holthaus take Ubiquitous in our twenty-first century society, worry and anxiety are a plague driven by busyness, the struggle to succeed, and an increasingly secularized culture. In a scholarly yet highly readable book, Jean Holthaus uses a combination of medical science, psychology, and Christian theology to give readers insight into what causes anxiety, how to identify different types of anxiety, and how to seek help. Whereas most self-help books promote a certain protocol or fad diet routine, Holthaus takes a multilayered approach. She not only allows for but also discusses how metal illness affects the body and mind. I appreciate that she discusses prescription medication without discounting natural remedies, as different people respond to some treatments better than others. Graphics and charts enliven “Managing Worry and Anxiety” and make the text easier to comprehend. Even the scientific phrases and data are able to be understood by the average adult. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell and was under no obligation to post a positive review. All opinions are my own.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ellie | Complete and Equipped

    4.5 Stars! Anyone noticing a trend in the books I’ve read lately?! I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder last year and since then I have been on quite the journey physically and spiritually. I’m always looking for books that deepen my understanding of anxiety and how I can manage it. ‘Managing Worry and Anxiety’ is a great book for someone who thinks they may be suffering from excessive worry and/or anxiety, or for some who is generally new to anxiety and how it affects us. I love that 4.5 Stars! Anyone noticing a trend in the books I’ve read lately?! I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder last year and since then I have been on quite the journey physically and spiritually. I’m always looking for books that deepen my understanding of anxiety and how I can manage it. ‘Managing Worry and Anxiety’ is a great book for someone who thinks they may be suffering from excessive worry and/or anxiety, or for some who is generally new to anxiety and how it affects us. I love that Jean analyzes how anxiety impacts and is impacted by biological factors, our spirituality, and other things as well. There are also some great ways you can address anxiety in your own life. I also appreciate how the beginning of the book differentiates between worry and anxiety. Although they have similarities, there are important differences that we should understand. Worry and anxiety are normal and healthy things but when anxiety starts impacting your entire well-being in negative ways, that’s when alarm bells should be going off and help should be sought.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Melinda Staley

    In Managing Worry and Anxiety, Jean Holthaus helps walk us through ways that are Christ - focused and can help us overcome some of life’s hardest hurdles. Worry and anxiety are hard for Christians to deal with as we are “supposed to be happy and upbeat”. It’s a silent battle that many of us face, and Holthaus pulls from Scripture and gives us practical strategies to deal with the challenges. The book is well written and easy to read. I received a book from the publisher. All opinions expressed ar In Managing Worry and Anxiety, Jean Holthaus helps walk us through ways that are Christ - focused and can help us overcome some of life’s hardest hurdles. Worry and anxiety are hard for Christians to deal with as we are “supposed to be happy and upbeat”. It’s a silent battle that many of us face, and Holthaus pulls from Scripture and gives us practical strategies to deal with the challenges. The book is well written and easy to read. I received a book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Maci Feather

    Managing Worry and Anxiety is a great tool for someone who wants to learn more of the psychology behind your feelings. Holthaus is very knowledgable and gives many diagrams that are easy to understand to help us get a better perspective on what is actually going on in our brains. As a social work and psychology major, I find these diagrams and examples that she uses very fascinating and very relatable. Her Christian perspective ties it all together. I really appreciate how she discusses how much Managing Worry and Anxiety is a great tool for someone who wants to learn more of the psychology behind your feelings. Holthaus is very knowledgable and gives many diagrams that are easy to understand to help us get a better perspective on what is actually going on in our brains. As a social work and psychology major, I find these diagrams and examples that she uses very fascinating and very relatable. Her Christian perspective ties it all together. I really appreciate how she discusses how much our relationship with Jesus and others are often the root of our anxiety and fear.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Judy Estrin

    What a wonderful book to read during this time of uncertainty. The tools expressed are helping me cope with a job that I must work. I loved the helpful hints and tips for remaining "cool". Basic in certain ways but also a healthy way of viewing life. Enjoyed the section on faith basic beliefs. Why worry over things you can't change? Thank you to the author and publisher for this book. What a wonderful book to read during this time of uncertainty. The tools expressed are helping me cope with a job that I must work. I loved the helpful hints and tips for remaining "cool". Basic in certain ways but also a healthy way of viewing life. Enjoyed the section on faith basic beliefs. Why worry over things you can't change? Thank you to the author and publisher for this book.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ashley at Reading Themes

    Managing Worry And Anxiety by Jean Holthaus is a Christian non-fiction book with practical ways to manage anxiety and worry. This book would be a great resource for anyone struggling with worry and anxiety or if you have someone in your life struggling with this issues. The author shares Scripture to help encourage the reader and give them practical tools to combat worry and anxiety. Thank you to Revell for this review copy.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jill Stirling

    An excellent book. Very helpful and well written.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Gabi

  24. 4 out of 5

    Angel

  25. 4 out of 5

    Scott

  26. 4 out of 5

    Shawn Prokes

  27. 4 out of 5

    Tabby Kat

  28. 5 out of 5

    Caitlin

  29. 5 out of 5

    Christina

  30. 4 out of 5

    Therese

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