Breaking The Fear Cycle
This is the best book I have read in awhile. If you struggle with anxiety or fear then this is the book for you! Maria writes very openly while remaining conversational. She is clear, concise, and seamless with her story and is grounded in the truth that God is with us always, even in our darkest days. She has traveled through the depths of fear and loss and speaks from a trusted place of experience.
Breaking the Fear Cycle is a book that gives practical steps for relinquishing control of your life over to God and fully trusting that His ways are better than our own. We can rest assured that everything that happens in this life will bring about His glory and our eternal good. This is not a five-easy-steps-and-you’re-done, how-to kind of book. Maria guides you through bringing every struggle you face before God and looking at it from the perspective of being safely held in His hands.
Maria’s personal story of fear is strong and weighty and extremely relatable. It is my greatest fear (and you’ll have to read the book to know what it is!). Her testimony has her wading through difficult, unimaginable waters but God was in every single moment with her. It is such a strong encouragement to my heart. When you know that God is present in the earth-shaking, life-altering, heart-breaking moments then you have confidence that God is present in everyday life as well. Living in fear not only hinders our ability to live joyfully unto the Lord, but also keeps us from completing God’s work through us.
Each chapter ends in questions to help evaluate your fear level, establish the root of that fear, and develop a tool kit to combat fear. These questions are helpful for personal reflection, but also would be useful in a group setting.
I very highly recommend this book. It releases March 6, but if you preorder it now you will receive these amazing freebies! My favorites are the Scripture cards, which are truths to grasp onto when you feel fear creeping in. These have already been so helpful for me to redirect my mind to the Lord when it begins to wander. These freebies will not be available once the book releases, so go preorder it NOW to receive these great resources!
I will be giving away one copy of this book next week, so keep a lookout for that on Instagram!
*I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and promotion. All opinions are my own.*