Moving Beyond Anxiety Book Review

We have certainly been weathering some trying times over the past several months--as a nation, as families, as couples, and as individuals.  While the months of pandemic risk and uncertainty have certainly been difficult physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially for so many of us--they served to add even greater anxiety to those of us already struggling with challenges!  This week, I had the opportunity to read and review a very timely book:  Moving Beyond Anxiety by pastor and author David Chadwick.  Read my thoughts and learn more about this Christian based, self-help book and about the author!


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About the Book

12 Ways God Can Help You Conquer Anxiety

Do you feel like a cloud of worry follows wherever you go? Do you dread the unknown? In today’s anxiety economy its raising stress levels, it’s no secret that fear is often at the root of our problems.

The key to overcoming your anxiety is found in the person of Jesus. He calls us to trust rather than despair—to “not be anxious” (Matthew 6:25), and to cast all our cares on him (1 Peter 5:7).

Author David Chadwick shares 12 ways you can overcome life’s fears and worries—all of which come straight from Scripture and include…

· focusing on faith

· praying

· caring for your health

· remembering God’s promises

· finding good teammates

· developing an eternal perspective

In Moving Beyond Anxiety, Chadwick equips readers to defeat worry and fear forever by immersing themselves in the truth of God through Scripture. He uses Scripture as a base for changing the way readers think and therefore, changing the way they feel and act. The book shares 12 ways you can overcome life’s fears and worries, including Focusing on Faith, Praying, Caring for your Health, Remembering, and Developing an Eternal Perspective.

“Here is what I believe: you are what you think,” Chadwick continues. “Whatever you mind dwells on will exacerbate emotions. It’s called cognitive therapy in psychosocial circles. Scripture confirms these ideas. Be transformed by the renewal of your MIND (Rom 12:2). Take every thought captive (2 Cor. 10:5). Therefore, to change your behavior, you must focus on your thought life. Conform your mind to God’s Word and you’ll see emotions follow. Think. Feel. Act. Win the battle for your thought life and you will win the battle over anxiety.”

Author's Video Introduction for Moving Beyond Anxiety

David Book Intro from Moments of Hope Church on Vimeo.

My Review

Moving Beyond Anxiety offers Insights into Truth and Faith. As we face fear-filled situations and anxiety-causing events--we often dwell on fears and doubts rather than refocusing our minds and energies toward faith. This book came at the perfect time for me! While I know that when my situation and circumstances are "out of control"--I can control my own thinking--it is easy to fall into the negative, fear-filled, traps of anxiety. This book offers easy to follow reminders and tools to refocus our minds on faith through Bible passages and Biblical ideals. 

The Author Shares an Easy to Read and Easy to Understand Guide for Christians. Strong, practicing Christians may find this book quite familiar as many of the teachings are those that we have likely heard frequently over time. It is perfect, however, for those of us who need some friendly, faith-filled reminders (and support) from time to time! The author's writing style offers short, easy to read chapters that, while do contain a lot of Scripture and Biblical reasoning, are presented in a very simple, easy to follow and easy to understand format.

Would I Recommend Moving Beyond Anxiety by David Chadwick? Feelings of anxiety make even enjoying everyday life difficult at times. Many of us face (and battle) feelings of anxiety, dread, self-doubt, and fear again and again throughout any given day! This book is full of timely advice and support for Christians feeling anxiety--and tips and reminders to face some of the anxiety-riddled situations through Biblical Truths and Faith. I would recommend this book to any Christian seeking a little spiritual support and some reminders in terms of faith and hope to help them through challenging times.

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About the Author

David Chadwick is presently the pastor of Moments of Hope Church in Charlotte, N.C. He has been a pastor for almost 40 years. He played basketball under the legendary coach, Dean Smith, at the University of North Carolina and was a member of the Final Four 1969 team. David also has a graduate counseling psychology degree from the University of Florida and an MDiv and DMin from Columbia Theological Seminary. These post graduate degrees have allowed David to combine therapeutic counseling theories with biblical truth. David is the author of nine books and hosts a weekly talk show on faith and values on WBT in Charlotte, N.C. He has been married to the love of his life, Marilynn, for 42 years and has three children, Bethany, David Banner, and Michael. They have given David and Marilynn seven grandchildren.


Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing the product/product information.Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did/will receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

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