“God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.”
Countless people around the world have prayed this prayer, and it has helped them fi nd peace in the midst of their harried lives. They may not realize that the above words are just the beginning of a longer prayer.
In this book, beloved pastor and teacher Trevor Hudson explores the entire Serenity Prayer, giving insights into each
phrase and making the prayer accessible to everyday people. He looks at the prayer from a Christian perspective, sharing his own experiences with addiction but broadening the book to address the struggles that come to everyone, regardless of whether they are in recovery.
Each brief chapter contains a single-paragraph summary called “In a Nutshell.” Hudson then poses a thought-provoking question or suggestion for refl ection. The chapters end with a full-page display of a scripture related to the chapter topic.
Readers will learn how this simple prayer can transform their lives, bringing peace into even the messiest situations.