If God has promised to give us the “peace that passes understanding,” why do we sometimes feel so anxious? What are we so afraid of? Are there ways of living that lead to peace? Conversely, are there ways of thinking and acting that lead to anxiety and a conflicted life? How does Jesus embody peace and where did his peace come from? The Peace God Promises sets our longings for peace beside God’s promise to provide it.
In her desire to experience greater peace, bestselling author Ann Spangler probes these and other questions. Exploring the stories that shape us, the memories that define us, and the relationships that connect us, she looks for ways to help us become more peaceful. What can we learn from Scripture, from Jewish tradition, from the Amish and others about rest, simplicity, healing, and peace? The stories she shares and the answers she discovers may surprise you. If you put them into practice, they may even transform you, enabling you to experience the peace God wants you to have.
Read an excerpt of The Peace God Promises here, in PDF format.
About The Author:
Ann Spangler is an award-winning writer and the author of many bestselling books, including Praying the Names of God, Praying the Names of Jesus, and Women of the Bible (with Jean Syswerda). Her most recent books are The Tender Words of God and Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus (with Lois Tverberg.) She and her two daughters live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Are you trying to find peace in this world of chaos? Have you struggled to find, "the peace that passes all understanding" and struggling even though God gives it freely? If so, I highly encourage you to read Ann Spangler's book, The Peace God Promises.
It is very easy to read, provides a ton of scripture references and fantastic questions for both individual and group discussions and reflection. The book covers a great variety of topics like giving yourself a day of rest, cultivating a prayer life, forgiveness, living in community with others, living simply and more. This book is perfect for all those looking to understand more about God's peace for our life.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.
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