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Stressed-Less Living: Finding God's Peace in Your Chaotic World
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on October 1, 2012
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This book is a good beginning for someone who is experiencing a lot of stress, but is unsure where it is coming from, and/or its effects. I give it 3/5 stars for 2 reasons: 1)As a single woman with no children, I found all the references to stress related to marriage and children impossible to relate to, and 2) Because I hold a Master's degree in psychology, and a certificate in Clinical Health Psychology. I was already familiar with the statistics on stress, as well as her (very well-researched) information about how stress can negatively influence physical, emotional, and spiritual health. However, I recognize that I am most likely not a member of the book's target audience, and I think this book would be a great resource for a variety of people in different life situations than my own: new Christians, new parents, people experiencing new levels of stress in their lives. Tracie's writer's voice is very genuine, and she makes you feel as though you are part of a conversation with a friend. Therefore, while the book was a 3/5 stars for ME, it will likely be of immense help to others.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on October 1, 2012
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For those who are "Sick and tired of being sick and tired" THIS book is for you!

First and foremost, it is written from a humble heart and a prayerful spirit. Tracie shares and also encourages - not selfishly, but biblically, how severe stress is and how we can have PEACE in our chaotic world.

I highly recommend this book as an individual read and study, as a small group book club read, and as a women's ministry Bible study. After each chapter, Tracie provides a number of reflection and discussion questions that further promote digging deep down into our souls and surrendering our pit of stress to our Father.

I will read this book many times over because it is so real, practical, relevant, and encouraging.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 2, 2012
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Tracie Miles Has Done a great Job on this book. When You start reading this book it is like you see yourself. For once someone understands how you feel with your stress and depression. This is the frist book ever that I have read on stress that really helped me to see a future with less stress. I lived through Tracies walk through her stress filled life as it was my own. This book should be read by every woman stressed or not .I did not think I was stressed when I first started with the symptons. This book will be a great help to pervent stress and help those who are stressed. It will help you have more faith In God. I feel a great relief and have even been feeling the joy in my heart that should be there. Great read
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 2, 2012
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This is a powerful book!
Tracie shares transparent illustrations from seemingly hopeless situations in her own life, inspired applications from scripture, and practical exercises to help us address stresses from every day spilled milk, overwhelming stress in the corporate world, terminal illness, to marriages on the brink of divorce. Tracie realistically addresses the causes and effects of stress. With renewed faith you will be inspired to apply the strategies Tracie lays out to overcome your stress!

I have been facing some seemingly insurmountable situations in my own life and after applying Tracie's guidelines, my attitude toward these situations has been transformed. My heart is light for the first time in years! I am full of hope! Before I read her book, I thought I was doing a good job of handling my stress!

Tracie also honestly presents her failures in ways that will help you recognize your own. Recognizing our failures is the first step to real change!

I plan to read this book many times over to fully incorporate Tracie's strategies into my life.
Although there will always be stressors in our lives, Tracie helps us to see that we don't have to let them stress us! Whatever your Goliath, God is bigger!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 2, 2012
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until I read this book. I could relate so much to the book and the author. With so much on my plate, I have become someone that I don't want to be. With this book, I am starting to get back to myself. Thank you!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 3, 2012
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Tracie Miles has captured my struggles with stress immediately. Stress in my everyday life as a working mom, wife, daughter and sister. This struggle with stress can be relieved if I allow God to wrap his arms around me. Tracie helps to direct me on how to accomplish that. An amazing tool from the very start. Tracie has captured and directed me to find peace and enjoy every part off the life. A life I am truly blessed to have! Thank you Tracie!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 2, 2012
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Tracie Miles speaks honestly and conversationally in this book about how to find peace amidst the inevitable stress in your life. You will learn from in-depth research that has been done on the effects of stress on one's body. And she shares honestly her journey of healing and over-coming stress. I especially appreciated the Reflection Questions at the end of each chapter, that will lead you to Scripture and encourage honest evaluation in your own journey. Although I read the book on my own, I definitely plan to use it as a study in a small group setting. What I appreciate the very most about this book, is that it points you to the One who can give you peace in a stressful world. This book truly blessed me along my journey.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 1, 2012
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This is not a cold, calculated self help book. Tracie has been where I was and knows what it is like to be stressed beyond belief! She is honest in her writing, starting from the beginning and giving us her background before sharing her journey of discovery. Tracie also does not give a one size fits all how to plan but provides space and suggestions on how to discover the reasons behind our own stress and then teaches us how to move forward into a 'Stressed-Less Life'!

If you know what it's like to be stressed and are sick and tired of stress' impact on your life - then this is the book for you!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 2, 2012
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Tracie has written a book that is not only practical, but heartfelt. Because she writes of her own personal experiences, the reader is drawn into the book. Tracie's well researched statistics hit home as you read. This book not only gives you practical ideas to try, but good solid Biblical principles as well. You aren't left wondering what to do next, as Tracie includes questions and ideas to help you work through your own stressful situations. I would recommend it to anyone who is experiencing more stress than they can handle!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 3, 2012
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Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior; Creator, Redeemer, High Priest, and King of Kings, has repeatedly emphasized the importance of love: love for God and love for our neighbor. Specifically, He has instructed us to love God with everything we have and to "love thy neighbour as thyself":

Deuteronomy 6:5
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Matthew 22:37-39
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Mark 12:30-31
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Luke 10:27
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

Most of us are familiar with the great commandments. But one question haunted me for years: How can I love my neighbor if I do not love myself?

Filled with God's truth, Stressed-Less Living is packed with answers to that question. With the turn of each anointed page, the author becomes a trusted friend who isn't afraid to share all: painful experiences, practical exercises, Biblical guidance, and an inspired `how-to' guide for releasing our lives from the bondage of stress. Her empathy assures, "You are not alone." Her easy-to-read style invites, "find the peace God desires for a joyful life." Her transparent honesty encourages, "through His love we live in peace and share love with others."

I wish I had understood Tracie's shared truths 30 years ago. I was raised in an environment of fear...not the Spirit-led fear that comes with loving our perfect, omniscient Heavenly Father, but the kind that goes hand in hand with abuse, neglect, and deception. When we rely on our own methods learned from flawed human beings in a world of sin, we turn away from God's perfect plan for our lives. And the more we turn away, the more of His peace we concede to a life of fear, doubt, self-loathing, and stress, which perpetuate until we find ourselves in a vast wasteland of pain and suffering.

Stress is a symptom of sin. When we succumb to stress and try to do everything on our own, we are bound by deception. Fear. Doubt. Self Loathing. My life is a testament to the realities of a broken heart and a broken home. And I know I am not alone. As a trained, credentialed journalist, I am aware of the social impacts of stress upon this fallen world.

Stressed-Less Living is a treasure chest; each chapter a gem, like a unique seashell waiting to be discovered in the tranquil sands of a favorite beach. As you read, you will uncover truth for recognizing toxic stress symptoms, breaking through brokenness, managing day-to-day stressors, healing through faith, restoring body, soul, and spirit, and realizing your purpose in God's master design.

Tracie holds nothing back in this inspired antidote to the stress epidemic. Discover Stressed-Less Living and find God's peace in your chaotic world.
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