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Peace

Hope and Healing for the Anxious Momma's Heart

Becky Thompson

About Peace

The bestselling author of Love Unending and Midnight Mom Devotional reassures anxious women that even if you can't shake off fear, your faith is not broken.

For years, Christian women have been told, "If you just prayed more, had more faith, and trusted Jesus, you'd have more peace." But what does it mean when a Christian momma continues to worry? How does she reconcile her feelings of fear with her faith in God? And how does she raise her children in a home full of peace when she feels anything but peaceful?

Becky Thompson, a best-selling author with a degree in biblical studies, knows firsthand what it is like to suffer from the crippling effects of anxiety--a condition she has struggled to overcome for most of her life. For her and many others, the fear she faces is not a faith issue. It's a physical one that affects over 40 million adults in the US.

As Becky examines the relationship between the promise of peace in Scripture and the reality of life, motherhood, and anxiety, she brings both a practical and spiritual approach to the discussion of anxiety and how it impacts your mind, body, and spirit.

Peace meets moms in the forest of fear where they have felt isolated and alone and walks them toward hope, reminding them that there are millions of other women who walk the same dark, uncertain trails they do and there isn't something wrong with their faith because they can't shake the fear. Peace is a lifeline for the Christian mom desperate for solid advice based on sound doctrine and presented in a way that makes her feel understood and far less alone on her journey toward healing.

Praise

Peace equips you to fight anxiety and worry with God’s truth. Through guided prayers, manifestos, and Scripture, Peace gives readers tools that can change their lives and the lives of their families.”—Alli Worthington, author of Standing Strong: A Woman’s Guide to Overcoming Adversity and Living with Confidence, speaker, and business coach

“As I navigate the unexpected pain of pregnancy loss, Peace is the resource my anxious mama heart has needed. Becky has provided a powerful, much-needed tool to equip mothers with confidence and unshakable faith in all stages of parenting, and I am thankful.”—Jordan Lee Dooley, national bestselling author of Own Your Everyday: Overcome the Pressure to Prove and Show Up for What You Were Made to Do

About Becky Thompson

Becky Thompson began blogging under the name Scissortail SILK, quickly drawing a global audience of millions. A self-professed city girl, Becky is a recent transplant to northwest Oklahoma, where she lives with her husband, Jared, their three young children, and whatever critters wander in from the wheat field behind their house. You can connect with Becky online at www.BeckyThompson.com or join her and the thousands of other grace-filled moms who are a part of the Scissortail SILK community on Facebook.

Product Details

240 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Sep 8, 2020

Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8

Carton Quantity: 24

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lisa Beech, Asst. Publicity Director
lbeech@penguinrandomhouse.com /(719) 268-1917

40 Million Americans Suffer from Anxiety and Depression;
Popular Mommy Blogger Knows Firsthand the Added Obstacles Women of Faith Face in Coping with Anxiety

“Through the years, I've watched multitudes of parents work through their consuming fears to find a way to live unburdened and free from the weight that once gripped them. What Becky has written in this work is biblically sound, deeply encouraging, and filled with wisdom that will speak to your heart. You can be the mom God wants you to be and the loving, emotionally close mom your kids need. Know that God's heart is toward you as you begin.” – Foreword by Dr. Tim Clinton, President of the American Association of Christian Counselors
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Becky Thompson, bestselling author, blogger, and podcaster with over 1 million Facebook followers on her Midnight Mom Devotional page, encourages Christian women not to be ashamed about their anxiety. In her new book, PEACE: Hope and Healing for the Anxious Momma’s Heart (September 8, WaterBrook), Thompson offers spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, and practical steps to lead readers to find hope and healing.

Anxiety disorders are different from daily feelings of nervousness. Rather, anxiety occurs when a person’s fear is not proportional to the situation, and response to that fear impedes everyday life. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, “anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States.” Furthermore, women are twice as likely to have anxiety disorders as men.
Thompson has lived with anxiety most of her life and shares personal experiences in this book. The fix, she explains, isn’t just a matter of praying more, telling yourself it’s going to be okay, or having more faith. Instead, one needs to figure out the internal and external factors that are contributing to the disorder. Thompson knows how dark, lonely, and overwhelming the forest of fear can feel for a Christian. But whether a mom has always been afraid or is wondering how she’s gotten to that place, Thompson points the way forward.
In her friendly momma’s voice, Thompson shares:

   •  It’s OK not to be OK—women do not have to feel shame about their condition
   •  Those who struggle with anxiety have a problem, but THEY are NOT the problem
   •  Sensible Stepping Stones (routine, diet, exercise, medical care)
   •  Miraculous moments are still miracles
   •  Anxiety does not disqualify you from being a woman full of faith
   •  How to be a "Trail Angel"—Why women need to walk with other women while still struggling with anxiety and not just when they feel they have conquered it
   •  We must be as vigilant about protecting our own hearts from fear as we are about
protecting our children from danger


Peace is about knowing the way out rather than knowing how someone got there and about identifying solid places for hearts to find rest and meet with Jesus in the journey. “When we choose to operate from a place of assurance in the power of God rather than from fear of the dangers of the world,” writes Thompson, “we can rest in the peace that comes from the one who created the universe.”

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