Anxious for Nothing – Young Readers Edition

Posted December 14, 2021 by thebeccafiles in Book Review / 0 Comments

Anxious for Nothing – Young Readers EditionAnxious for Nothing (Young Readers Edition) by Max Lucado, Andrea Lucado
Published by Thomas Nelson on October 29, 2021
Genres: Christian / Youth, Religion / Christian Living / Personal Growth
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback
Rating: four-stars

Our kids are under tremendous stress and pressure, with a rapidly changing culture demanding more and more from them. More attention, more screens, more intensity, more fear. Anxious for Nothing helps young people overcome the anxiety and pressures of today's world and come to a deeper understanding of God's loving presence as promised in Philippians 4:6-7, drawing on content from Max Lucado's bestselling book of the same name.

In this chaotic age of social media, packed schedules, and an increasing awareness of the world's problems, it's normal for young people to feel overwhelmed sometimes. But the good news of the gospel has not changed. This encouraging book will help tweens and teens take control of their feelings and choose to focus on God's truth.

This much-needed book adapts content from You Are Not Alone and Anxious for Nothing. With the warmth and authenticity that has made him a beloved pastor and writer, Max Lucado middle graders and tweens:

  • biblical hope and powerful strategies to help them flourish amidst struggles
  • encouragement that God is near, He cares, and He listens
  • truths to claim for themselves in difficult moments
  • practical ways to work through their worries and rely on God's faithfulness

This special edition of Anxious for Nothing also includes:

  • a note to kids from author Max Lucado
  • application questions, journal prompts, and activities that guide kids in Christ-focused mindfulness
  • callouts and infographics featuring relevant Bible verses, and takeaways
  • sidebars addressing technology-related stress

Practical, motivating, and biblically grounded, Anxious for Nothing (Young Readers Edition) is a timely book for kids who feels overwhelmed, lonely, or anxious, or who simply want to experience God's abundant joy and peace.

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My Review:

This was a relevant and much needed read for young readers today. I think it’s important for parents to go through this with their kids as well so that they can have some tough conversations if needed, but I think this book is a great start to help kids who may be dealing with anxiety get a better understanding of it physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It made a lot of helpful points and gave solid tips in countering not only every day anxieties, but the types that may come with a more serious condition. I liked that the book made a distinction between anxiety and worry, but in one section it also used the two as more synonyms which I didn’t like because it made that distinction more blurred and confusing. Another thing is that I’m torn as to what age range I would suggest this for. I think some of the examples were for an older age range than the reading level. Although for younger readers it might be helpful to see that older kids deal with it too so they don’t feel so alone. I think it’s important for parents to take an active role in reading this so they can help their kids as well, but I think this is a solid, helpful read that tackles a tough, yet relevant topic of today.

*I purchased a copy of this book from Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.


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