Book Review: Breaking Anxiety’s Grip

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Breaking Anxiety’s Grip by Dr. Michelle Bengtson


She’s done it again! I didn’t think Dr. Michelle Bengtson could top her first book–HOPE PREVAILS–but I was wrong. Hope Prevails is probably my favorite non-fiction book that I’ve read in the last five years. It’s premise is that depression has a spiritual component that can’t be ignored if you want to overcome the depression. When I was diagnosed with bilateral brain tumors and the consequences of them, depression reared its ugly head. This book helped me so much. If you’re facing any sort of a difficult situation, I highly recommend it.
Breaking Anxiety's Grip: How to Reclaim the Peace God Promises
Anyway, back to Dr. Bengtson’s new book–BREAKING ANXIETY’S GRIP.  In Breaking Anxiety’s Grip, Dr. Bengtson bravely shares her own struggles with worry, anxiety, and fear. And how she overcomes them through God’s Word.
God never promised that life would be easy, but He does promise to never forsake us. This book both teaches and inspires to trust God, no matter what life throws at us. Even if you don’t personally suffer from anxiety, there’s much to be learned from this book that will prepare you for when life does throw that curve ball at you.
On a personal note, I’ve come to understand just how important God’s Word is in this journey we call life. The Bible is so much more than just a book, it’s the key to accessing God’s power, developing a more intimate relationship with God, and living the life God created us for. After reading these two books from Dr. Bengtson, I believe she agrees with that philosophy as well.
I highly recommend this book.

Hope Prevails–A Book Review




It’s interesting how God works, don’t you think? I’m in the process of writing a new novel where the main character suffers from depression and is suicidal at one point. Sounds depressing but it really isn’t! So when I had a chance to get a free copy of Hope Prevails: Insights From A Doctor’s Personal Journey Through Depression, I took it.

And I’m so glad I did!

This is not a medical book but a spiritual book. Dr. Bengston (author) shares her own spiritual journey as she suffered from and overcame years of depression. This is a great book to use as a Bible study and, in fact, that’s exactly what I’m doing right now.

It’s as if Dr. Michelle Bengston and I are one and the same. A lot of what she talks about in Hope Prevails that helped her is exactly the same things that have helped me deal with my brain tumors for the past four years. It’s great to get some validation!

Imagine being a doctor who works in the mental health area and realizing you have depression and the treatments you prescribe to your patients aren’t solving the problem completely.Dr. Bengston shares her journey through the valley of darkness known as depression and how God was right there with her. This book is filled with practical information to help others get through their own valley.

I highly recommend this book! For anyone whether you suffer from depression or not. This book will boost anyone’s mood and self-esteem. and I’m pretty sure we could all use that!

This is not a medical book but a spiritual book.

NOTE: This book was given to me in return for an honest and unbiased review.