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Stress-Free Believers Blog Tour & Grand Prize Giveaway

Posted Sep 12 2011 7:00am

Stress-Free Believers
Author: Harold Metzel
Publisher: 10-Talent Believers
Paperback: 198 pages
Retail: $12.95

Welcome to my first blog book tour! If you aren’t familiar with how these work, here’s the basics: several bloggers agree to host a particular book at a particular time and share the information about the book and author with their readers. I have also included my personal take on the book.

This particular tour also includes a grand prize giveaway. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post by midnight on September 18th. I will pick one at random to be entered into the giveaway, which will be drawn and announced by the tour sponsor on September 26th.

Book Summary

Stress-Free Believers helps you dethrone the stress bully that is often caused by loss of employment, marital conflict, credit card debt, and countless other pressure points. Here is the battle plan you need to get harmful stress off your back so you can manage the tough times with composure.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Convert your thoughts from worry to faith.
  • Develop patience in the midst of chaos.
  • Take control of your thinking, emotions, and commitments.
  • Identify the tools God has given you to overcome stress.
  • Recognize the part you play in God’s comprehensive plan.
  • Allow God to work in your life as He did in the life of Jesus.

This step-by-step guide shows how to reduce unhealthy levels of stress in each area of daily living. The objective is not just to overcome our ordeals but to do so without anxiety.

Check out a video excerpt from the book:

Author Bio

Harold Metzel, a 30-year veteran as pastor, missionary, Bible College president and VP of a large charitable foundation in San Diego, currently coaches individuals and pastoral staff on ways to become even better stewards of what God has given.

When visiting churches across the nation, he demonstrates ways to avoid unnecessary taxation, increase income using current assets, and provide a more effective inheritance. After counseling with many stressed-out believers, he now offers practical steps to bring stress back to a healthy level. For more information see: or .

Grand Prize Giveaway

($66.35 Value)

Stress-Free Believers Survival Kit

  • Stress-Free Believers Book
  • Stress-Free Believers Group Study DVD
  • Stress-Free Believers 5-CD Audio Book
  • Stress Relief Aromatherapy from Bath & Body Works

To win an entry into the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post by midnight on September 18th. One person will be chosen at random to be entered into the drawing for the grand prize, which will be announced on September 26th by the tour sponsor.

My Thoughts

I have to say this book confused me a bit. He starts out with some really good points about separating the stress you are experiencing from the actual problems that need to be dealt with. He says, and I agree, that you will be much more able to take care of things once you have acknowledged what emotions you are going through and get them under control.

I am not sure that I agree completely with his theology about what it means to be born again, however. When he talks about believers having dual citizenship in the world, that is fine, but he also states that we have a dual nature which is constantly pulling us back towards sin. I have always understood that the “old man” had died and our sinful nature had been redeemed when we became believers.

As the book goes on, the author gets into a lot of discussion about God’s plan for the world and our role as managers and stewards of it. I realized later on that this book was written as a lead-up to his book on financial responsibility, and it does make more sense in that context.

If you are looking for a book focusing on stress, this would not be the one I would choose. But if you are interested in the topic of Christian stewardship and are on the same page as him theologically, this would make a good choice for personal or group study.

Note: This is Book #79 of my 2011 Reads ( master list here ). I received a review copy for free, and all opinions and comments are my own.

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