Book Review: Trade Your Cares For Calm, by Max Lucado
Fear may fill our world, but it doesn’t have to fill your heart. That is the theme of Max Lucado’s short book, Trade Your Cares For Calm. Many books on worry follow the pattern of “Don’t!” and give steps how to stop. Max Lucado wants to replace the wrong patterns of life and refocus our attention on something better. In that sense, the book follows the instructions of the apostle Paul in Philippians 4:8.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
The book combines inspiring stories, beautiful photographs, encouraging quotes, key Scriptures, and places to journal in order to help the reader pursue peace and calmness. The book is organized into 10 chapters that deal with anxiety, worry, control, God’s goodness, God’s mercy, guilt, “if only,” calm, gratitude, and peace. Each chapter has smaller 2-page sections that focus on a specific thought or action.
Rather than new material, the book is a collection of writings from previous books by the author. The book is designed to be a gift book that you could give to someone going through a difficult season of life.
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