Sunday, October 10, 2021


LONELINESS'  -- (Young Readers Edition)
~Post Includes:  Book Spotlight,
Author Bio, Review & Giveaway~


Book Name:   Anxious for Nothing (Young Readers Edition)

Author:   Max Lucado

Publisher:   Tommy Nelson

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Book Blurb:

Our kids are under tremendous stress and pressure, with a rapidly changing culture demanding more and more from them. More attention, more screens, more intensity, more fear. Anxious for Nothing helps young people overcome the anxiety and pressures of today’s world and come to a deeper understanding of God’s loving presence as promised in Philippians 4:6-7, drawing on content from Max Lucado’s bestselling book of the same name.

In this chaotic age of social media, packed schedules, and an increasing awareness of the world’s problems, it’s normal for young people to feel overwhelmed sometimes. But the good news of the gospel has not changed. This encouraging book will help middle-graders and tweens take control of their feelings and choose to focus on God’s truth.

Practical, motivating, and biblically grounded, Anxious for Nothing (Young Readers Edition) is a timely book for kids who feels overwhelmed, lonely, or anxious, or who simply want to experience God’s abundant joy and peace.

  • In this young readers adaptation of Anxious for Nothing, Max Lucado uses honest stories, relatable Bible study, and practical helps to encourage middle-graders and tweens to receive God’s peace as they let go of anxiety, depression, and loneliness.


  • This much-needed book adapts content from You Are Not Alone and Anxious for Nothing. With the warmth and authenticity that has made him a beloved pastor and writer, Max Lucado, provides middle-graders and tweens with biblical hope and powerful strategies to help them flourish amidst struggles encouragement that God is near, He cares, and He listens. Truths to claim for themselves in difficult moments practical ways to work through their worries and rely on God’s faithfulness.


  • This special edition of Anxious for Nothing also includes: a note to kids from author Max Lucado, application questions, journal prompts, and activities that guide kids in Christ-focused mindfulness, callouts and infographics featuring relevant Bible verses and takeaways, and sidebars addressing technology-related stress.
My Review:

This 'Young Readers Edition' of Anxious for Nothing was written for middle-grade students, ages 8-12. In the Introduction the author extends a warm welcome to young readers by stating he is proud of them for seeking an answer to the question, "How do I deal with worry?" (Page xi)

He defines worry as 'letting tomorrow's problems ruin today.' (Page xi) What a simple definition for such a powerful emotion! The author moves on to share Bible verses that deal with worry and anxiety before encouraging readers to seek God's tools for dealing with worry and anxiety. (Page xii)

The book is broken down into four sections; each section contains two or three chapters covering topics such as celebrating God's goodness, asking God for help, staying positive, and thinking about good things. 

Each chapter is filled with scripture references, Bible stories, anecdotes from real life, prayers, age-appropriate infographics and sidebars to help readers remember the lessons being taught, and acrostics to give readers a visual way to practice the teaching (i.e., C.A.L.M. in Chapter Eleven.) The back matter includes a touching Closing Note From Max Lucado, Sources, and Resources. 

This author's writing tone is very age appropriate, warm, inviting, and encouraging. I found this book to be inspirational for adults, too. I highly recommend this volume to families, church schools, Sunday school teachers, youth group leaders, church libraries, and anyone who is looking for some inspiration in our chaotic and stressful world.

I received a paperback copy of this book from the publisher through JustRead Publicity. My thoughts and opinions shared here are solely my own.



Giveaway – (1) winner will receive a print copy of the book. (print US only, ebook international. Void where prohibited by law or logistics. Instagram is not affiliated with nor responsible for this giveaway. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on October 18, 2021.)

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  1. The years fly by quicker than I'd like but I'm glad to not have to cope with growing up in this day and time. Thanks for the recommend. Sounds very helpful.

  2. What an inspiring gift to help young people cope. Love the Lucado quote you included about worry. Sent it to a friend. Thanks for sharing today!

  3. I wouldn't be a middle schooler these days for all the tea in China. They have so much stress in their young lives. This sounds like a really important book for them. I hope many of them take advantage of this good information. Thanks for your review.

  4. Even adults struggle to cope with anxiety, stress, and lonliness. This sounds like a great book for teens who are religious. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  5. Anxiety is definitely hard to cope with, so I can imagine a lot of readers will benefit from this book—thanks for sharing!


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