Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Book Review: Stress and Peace

Stress and peace by Stanley Johnson is a book about all the areas of stress in our lives and where we can find peace.  In this book the author look at every facet of our lives and details out the stress areas like children- what if there’s something wrong, what if they’re not smart or pretty, what if they make a bad decision, what if they get picked on, what if…..

In my opinion this book caused more stress then peace.  This is literally a book that lists all the area that could/should stress you out in your life.  There is very little peace in just recognizing it.  Although he does give some peaceful resolutions or helpful hints on how to reduce/remove the stressful factors in your life, it is not near enough for his long list. 

I also found this book very hard to read.  Though the chapters were outlined well the general flow and paragraphs made it very hard to stick with it.  I can’t even count how many times I started and stopped this book, not because the stress was too high but because I just got bored easily and needed to move on.

Lastly, there is one answer to all this stress.  It’s not easy but it’s simple.  Give it to God.  I can guarantee your children will fail and will not be the prettiest or smartest and they will make bad decisions.  Because none of us are perfect and we all make bad decisions every day.  Some are worse than others. Some have consequences and some don’t but we all do it because we are an imperfect being because of sin.  No matter what your stress is or what has happened in the past you can give it to God.

Note: I did receive a copy of this book to read and review from the publisher for free.  The opinions above are my own and I was not compensated for a positive review.

1 comment:

  1. I reviewed this book as well. I TOTALLY agree with you! I ended up giving it 3 out of 5 because it was well written and researched as well as some good tips so it wasn't a totally waste of a read but I was very put off by the beginning. You can see my full review here.