Stressed Out


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One of the first stories in the Bible is about anxiety. God asked Cain, “Why has your countenance fallen” (Genesis 4:6)? In other words, Cain was depressed. He may have been the first human to suffer from anxiety, but he most certainly is not the last. EVERYONE, without exception, wrestles with anxiety or depression. So many people have sought relief in all the wrong places when the Bible offers clear, reliable, and effective means for not just ending anxiety, but having a peace that surpasses all understanding. There is great hope, anxiety sufferer. How caring is our God? Here is a book to let you know… with no platitudes and no patronizing.

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SKU 743-4
Manufacturer New Leaf Press
Weight (in lbs) 0.70
Title Stressed Out
Subtitle A Practical, Biblical Approach to Anxiety
ISBN 13 9780892217434
Contributors Todd Friel
Binding Paperback
Page Count 224
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC
Dimensions (in inches) 6 x 9

You are definitely not the only person on the planet to wrestle with anxious feelings. Billions upon billions of people battle garden-variety stress and anxiety every day. Everyone, to varying degrees, worries.

Jesus Christ is a sympathetic high priest who understands us, and He knows we are prone to worry. He is so thoughtful and kind that His last sermon to the disciples (and us) was dedicated to the subject of anxiety.

Prepare to discover 12 anxiety relievers from Jesus Christ that will get to the root of your anxiety problem and give you the tools you need to replace your anxious thoughts with profound, settled, hopeful joy. Stressed Out: A Practical, Biblical Approach to Anxiety isn’t like most Christian self-help books that promise to fix your “stinkin’ thinkin.’ ”

  • You will not be regaled with stories of fellow nail-biters who struggle with anxiety.
  • You will not be told to imagine puppy dogs and rainbows when you start feeling nervous.
  • You will not be encouraged to simply exchange negative thoughts for positive thoughts.

God’s Word will not only fix your anxiety, it will literally change you into the person that God created you to be.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Section 1: Understanding Anxiety
    • 1. Your Issue
    • 2. Your Thinking
    • 3. Your Anxiety
    • 4. Your God
  • Section 2: 12 Anxiety Relievers
    • 5. Anxiety Reliever #1: You have a diagnosis
    • 6. Anxiety Reliever #2: You have a future
    • 7. Anxiety Reliever #3: You know God
    • 8. Anxiety Reliever #4: You can hear from God
    • 9. Anxiety Reliever #5: You have a Comforter
    • 10. Anxiety Reliever #6: You are going to get a new body
    • 11. Anxiety Reliever #7: You have a real peace
    • 12. Anxiety Reliever #8: You have an avenger
    • 13. Anxiety Reliever #9: You you have a father who lovingly disciplines you
    • 14. Anxiety Reliever #10: You you have a pre-arranged plan
    • 15. Anxiety Reliever #11: You can talk to God
    • 16. Anxiety Reliever #12: Your God loves you
  • Section 3: Application
    • 17. Your Goal
    • 18. Your Plan


Todd Friel is a wealth of wonderful wisdom; an oasis of biblical truth in a desert of shallow theology. Stressed Out is drawn from a well that will refresh your soul.

Ray Comfort, CEO/Founder,

Todd Friel has done the Church a great service. Pastors, counselors, and church leaders will receive a great deal of help from this practical guide on some of the most debilitating issues in a believer’s life. As our times become increasingly troubling and stressful, Stressed Out is a perfect antidote.

Pastor Emilio Ramos, Heritage Grace Community Church

When Christians experience anxiety, we should acknowledge that we are not trusting in God and the teachings of His Word in the way that we should. When it happens, we should remember that God has the wisdom and power to overcome anxious thoughts, which in reality are an effect of the Fall (Genesis 3), and we can have victory in Him. Todd’s new book offers hope as it helps you discover how to become conformed to the image of God’s Son, including how your thinking can be transformed through the power of God’s Word — starting with its very first verse.

Ken Ham, President/CEO, Answers in Genesis

Review by JENNIFER
Interesting way to look at every day stressors.
A good resource
Review by Ana
This book offers an outline of why we shouldn't be anxious using scriptures.
Excellent book
Review by Shannon
I really like how the author makes it clear this book is not meant to diagnose or treat chemical or physiological anxiety/depression. The goal of this book is to “increase your love for God and your desire to glorify him.” If you read this book from the perspective that the everyday little stresses of life can and should be turned over to God and understand that it was not written to treat clinical anxiety/depression I believe you will love the content of Stressed Out.
Love it
Review by Alla
Just what I needed to read. I love books that that use scripture to help those with anxiety and always pointing to Jesus.
Can’t recommend this book
Review by Natalie
As a licensed mental health counselor, I found his obvious disdain for psychiatric medication incredibly disturbing. We live in a fallen world and can't just pray away things like severe anxiety, depression, and other mental disorders. His viewpoint can be dangerous for people who would otherwise take these medications as prescribed in addition to church, Bible, prayer, etc. Our mental health is no different than our physical health and we wouldn't tell someone to just pray away their diabetes, we would be thankful for the invention of insulin. I cannot recommend this book for that reason alone.

Publishers Note (Stressed Out, page 6): "Please note, this book is not attempting to offer medical advice. Before you make any decisions about beginning or eliminating any medication, you should consult your physician and your pastor to carefully make this decision."
Another awesome book you can't put down!!
Review by Jamie
Opened this book and read it to the end in one day!! Too good to put down!! Pointing to Jesus!!
Loving it
Review by Andrea
Just what I needed to read. I love that it uses scripture to help those with anxiety.
Review by Darlene
Love how Todd Friel keeps pointing you to Jesus. So many practical examples it is so encouraging. Easy to read and hard to put down.
Biblical Truth Delivered in Friel's Distinct Flair
Review by Dina
As someone who has struggled with anxiety since the teen-aged years, I know the stressful task of dealing with stress can cause one to feel stressed out. This book gives a fresh, biblical perspective of anxiety, human nature, and ways to deal with stress. I cannot stress this enough: if you are at your wits end, read Friel's Stressed Out. It's full of encouragement, Biblical truths, excellent suggestions of helpful resources, and more - all delivered in Todd Friel's distinctive communication style. I found myself deep in prayer and self-examination and chuckling lightly to myself within each reading session.

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