Easy to understand and practical, a psychiatrist and an Anglican vicar show us how to diffuse worry by offering practical solutions and long-term hope.
We live in a paradox: While life has never been safer statistically, worry has reached epidemic proportions. So what has gone wrong? Many Christians suffer in silence, unsure whether to turn to psychological solutions or biblical teaching. Now, in "The End of Worry," these people have a fresh solution.
Integrating cutting-edge psychology and orthodox theology, William van der Hart and Rob Waller explain why simply having more faith and trusting in God is only part of the solution to worrying. The authors approach worry as a "process" rather than a feeling, and produce proven techniques for retraining worrisome thought patterns. By exploring concrete concepts such as "worry rules" and "four worry themes," the authors provide readers with an understanding of why they worry, how it affects them and their problem, and how to break the cycle of worrying altogether. From tolerating uncertainty to the role of faith in worrying (for better or worse), the wide-ranging insights in these pages offer real relief for everyone who has ever looked for a way out of their own worries.