Finding Inner Peace During Troubled Times by William Moss

March 2, 2010 | By | 6 Comments

I have a copy of this book to giveaway. Leave a comment with your favorite way to relieve stress for a chance to win. I will select a winner on Friday (3/5) at noon.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27

Summary: Author William Moss begins what he terms an essay with the question of whether it is possible to find inner peace in such a troublesome, complicated and difficult to understand world. He then asks how God fits into all of it. The next fifteen pages include some of the author’s personal thoughts, but are primarily scriptures from the Bible pertaining to peace. Every other page is intentionally left blank for the reader to write in thoughts and prayers. The final few pages of this short book (26 pages of writing with some pages only a paragraph long) include an afterword and prayer & meditation guide. Moss concludes that it is possible to find real inner peace and that this gift from God is meant to be shared with others.

Review: This is a very simple book (reads like a children’s story), but I found it to be calming and an effective way to release worry and anxiety. While the scriptures could easily be pulled from a concordance, the value added by this essay is the arrangement of scriptures, short meditation at the end, and space for journaling throughout. Aesthetically, it is quite bland.

Rating: 3/5 (Good scriptures. Short. Not the most bang for your buck. Gentle. Ugly.)

The book was provided for review by The B&B Media Group. To learn more about this book or purchase on Amazon, click here.

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  1. Jen D. says:

    Heheh. Can I have this one, too? Sorry to be so greedy, but in my defense, thus far, they’ve all been for other people. I have a friend who’s going through a divorce and maybe she and her daughters can get some rest from the scriptures.

    I prayed the other day for the perfect gift to give her, not knowing what kind of gift could salve something like that, but perhaps… Just perhaps, this is for me/them?

  2. Erin says:

    I’ve already won a book before…is it okay to enter again?? I like to read blogs and go running (not at the same time- that could be tricky) to relieve stress.

  3. Charlie says:

    I reduce stress by finding out what God wants me to do regarding the situation that is causing the stress.

  4. Sarah says:

    I find prayer, quoting scriptures, going to they gym or for a long walk help reduce stress.
    Enjoy your reviews. Keep up the great work!!!!

  5. Jen D. says:

    Oh. I destress by talking to God (prayer & petition), praising/thanking Him, singing songs He brings to mind, and trying to remember how big and strong He is, how loving He is… Because usually I am stressing because I feel I am in danger or inept, and He is my comforter, protector, the source of my wisdom and strength. He’s my knight in shining armor… the only one I know of who hasn’t fallen off his horse. :6

    Part of me wants the pastor book, too.
    For another friend. I understand that’s a lot for one person to ask, but I’m asking just the same.

  6. Mark says:

    Hey everyone, thanks for participating! I randomly chose a winner and Sarah’s number was selected. I hope you enjoy the book, Sarah!

    Jen D. – Unfortunately, that one is no longer available. I did have it listed for giveaway, but someone already chimed in.

    Have a great weekend, everybody!

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