What it is…
It’s a book! Here’s the official description:
In our journey of faith there are moments that produce a certain amount of anxiety. Often anxiety or worry is seen as an evil or un-Christian feeling to have, but The Anxious Christian conveys the message that anxiety can actually be helpful in our spiritual formation. In fact, God can use anxiety to move people forward in their life of faith. Anxiety’s gift is that it allows us to face our fears, understand where those fears come from, and then make intentional choices about important issues—such as career, marriage, money, our spiritual lives and much more—rather than getting stuck
Let’s re-think our shame about anxiety by realizing that anxiety can be a catalyst for growth that moves us closer to who God created us to be.
Who is Rhett?
I met Rhett Smith in February 2010 in the Miami Airport. Rhett and I went to Haiti together shortly after the earthquakes in 2010. Rhett has the theology and smile Joel Olsteen only wishes he had. Through the years Rhett has done a lot of youth ministry but is now focusing mostly on his marriage & family therapy practice in Plano, TX.
In fact, I think Rhett’s work is so important that we’ve asked him to come present a talk at The Summit called, “The Anxiety of Teenagers.” Super excited about that!
Why I like it…
- Christians, especially those in church leadership, are an anxious bunch. There’s not enough stuff out there from a Christian perspective. (That isn’t weird, flowery, or bad advice veiled in Bible verses.)
- It’s approachable. This isn’t a text book. It’s written for you and me as a help and source of hope.
How you can get it…
WIN IT. Leave a comment on this post by midnight PST on 5/15/2012 and you’ll be entered to win a free copy of Rhett’s book.
WINNER: Schnerples – Send me your address and I’ll get you that book. (Either email to firstname.lastname@example.org or use my contact form!)