Thursday, October 11, 2012

{Leafwood Press Blog Tour} Stressed-Less LIVING Finding God's Peace in Your Chaotic World by Tracie Miles And GIVEAWAY!

See Giveaway details at end of post:
Book Description:  Women have a desperate longing for a stress cure--a revitalized perspective and re-energized faith. STRESSED-LESS LIVING offers life-changing, heart-renewing, long-lasting remedies that will bring peace, even when things feel out of control.
Life is tense and offers no easy answers or quick fixes. The good news is that in a world of unrest and stress readers can find the peace for which they hunger. Tracie Miles, in this breakthrough book, helps women unload the pressure cooker of life and learn to rely on the peace that Christ promises all those who come to Him. Tracie maintains that the direction many women receive today is attached to temporary helps like meditation, relaxation strategies, breathing exercises, and support groups. STRESSED-LESS LIVING unpacks the truth found in Scripture about how to overcome fear, anxiety, and uncertainty, and shows the stressed-out woman how she can not only survive stress, but thrive in spite of it through faith in the promises of God.

My Thoughts:  Some time ago I saw a small sign in a craft store that read: "I AM woman!  I AM tired!"  Well, that small sign got me to thinking...why are we women tired?  Stress?  
So, when I had an opportunity to read Tracie's book, Stressed-Less LIVING Finding God's Peace in Your Chaotic World, I knew that Tracie "hit the nail on the head."  In chapter eight, p. 157, Addicted to Adrenaline, was something I had, also, been thinking about.  Tracie talks about how people, mainly business people, "who run from task to task, thriving on their hurried pace, eating on the go, toting their laptop or iPad, and feeling as if any declaration of the speed of their lives would be seen as a negative personal attribute."  She goes on to talk about how people become adrenaline junkies...a dangerous affliction.  How people actually are "doing themselves in."  Aren't we, moms, a lot like these business people. Yes, we run from task to task and we become adrenaline junkies-creating our own stress.  And what does stressed spell backwards?  That's right!  Dessert!  We, women/moms, get tired and the first thing you know we head for the desserts thinking that our bodies will run faster and better with some sugar laden treat and, guess what?  Our bodies do get some fuel and we run for maybe an hour and boom! we are tired and feel stressed for lack of goodness!
I like the answer that Tracie presents...we need to delve into God's Word and take more time with our Heavenly Father.  
This book was a great help and encouragement to my soul.  I loved the Stress Busting Scriptures at the end of the chapters and the Reflections Questions helped me to think about what I had read and how to incorporate them into my own daily schedule.
Yes, I can de-stress!  But it begins with me and how I incorporate God's Word into my day.
If you want to de-stress with God's help, then this is the book for you!
*This book was provided for review by Leafwood Publishers*
**I was not required to give a positive review, only my thoughts**
Thanks to the generosity of the publisher - I am giving away ONE book to a reader!
*Please leave a comment with your email address.
Giveaway ends October 31, 2012!
Winner announced November 1, 2012.
Meet the Author:
Tracie Miles is a national conference speaker with Proverbs 31 Ministries. Tracie speaks God's truths to empower and motivate others to depend on Christ in their everyday lives, discover God's unshakable joy in the unpredictable journey of life, and lead them to a place of peace and purpose through learning to live intentionally for Christ. Tracie is a contributing writer for Encouragement for Today online devotions that currently touch over 500,000 lives each day across the world. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and three children. Visit Tracie at
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Leafwood Publishers (October 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0891123350
  • ISBN-13: 978-0891123354
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches


  1. I think my DIL would like to read this book. She is always feeling stressed.

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  2. Worry is another way we add stress into our lives. Instead of trusting God in our trials or heart aches, we worry and fret, causing lack of sleep or not eating right. I'd like to read this book for strength in my life and than pass it on to Karen.

  3. I don't think it's any accident I stopped by today! this book is now on my *need* list!
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  4. I love reading Tracie's blog. I know her book has to be great too!

    I'm in a high stress job and often feel totally beat up by the time I get home! Probably typical for many women.