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Book Review: Winning the war of Worry Author: Louie Giglio

God is greater than fear and all its cousins—depression, anxiety, panic, and worry. And Louie Giglio reminds us that because of that truth, we can immediately start the process of resizing worry and replacing it with trust.

Winning the War on Worry has the potential to set readers on a new path and give them the tools they need to replace worry with a greater sense of trust in the Almighty. When we experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we could ever comprehend, He will guard our hearts and minds as we live in Christ Jesus.

Jesus has given you all that you need for life and godliness. He has already won the war on worry, defeating death, hell, and the grave once and for all. As you read this simple yet powerful book, you will begin to see more clearly how:

  • Worry is a liar, but we can choose whether we want to listen to the Enemy or our Heavenly Father

  • Fear fuels worry, which fuels our need for control, but God's perfect love drives out fear

  • You can stand firm on the truth that Jesus both wants to and is able to carry what's worrying you

  • We can replace anxious thoughts with thoughts that line up with the character and nature of God

Winning the War on Worry can set you on a new path and give you the tools you need to replace worry with a greater sense of trust in the Almighty. Through the practical journey laid out in this book, allow Louie Giglio to point you to the One who is greater, to the God who encourages His people: "Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life" (Philippians 4:6–7 msg).

Reviewed by:

Yolandé Vincent

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I am a hairstylist & make-up artist by trade. I am also a qualified Christian counsellor. I thoroughly enjoy being part of people's transformation journeys inside and out. My husband and I serve on the Eldership team at Venture Church, Fairland. I enjoy reading and learning and growing. I like the quote by Christine Caine: "Sometimes when you're in a dark place you think you've been buried, but actually you've been planted."

Name of Book:

Winning the war on worry


Louie Giglio

What drew you to read this book?:

I'm a big fan of the writer and it's a quick, powerful read. After every chapter there is also Discussion + Reflection questions. And honestly, in this day and age, who doesn't need to win the war on worry?!

What impact did this book have on your life?:

This book is a good reminder that worry isn't just a habit, but an enemy tactic that is built on lies to rob us of our peace. Therefore, we have to surrender our need for control to the One who is actually in control and then we will find peace.

In a paragraph, what is the main point of this book?:

It is possible to slice through the layers of worry and expose the seed of doubt and distrust. Peace and freedom from worry is possible because God is awake, alert and able and we can trust Him. We can cultivate a peaceful heart by using the proper tools and through the power of Jesus Christ.

Who would benefit from reading this book?:

Anyone constantly plagued by worry or those losing sleep because of worry. Time to win this war!

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