The Path to Peace
Experiencing God’s Comfort When You’re Overwhelmed
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"The Path to Peace will be a balm to your soul, a beacon of hope, and a declaration of God's loving-kindness that never fails for his people." --GRETCHEN SAFFLES, bestselling author of The Well-Watered Woman
Overwhelmed. Stressed out. Burnt out. Fried.
However we name it, all of us know what it feels like to deal with circumstances and worries that drag us down and wear us out. Many of us experience persistent anxiety. Peace can be hard to find.
But it is in the middle of our stress and fear that God extends his unshakable peace to us.
In this beautiful book that is part devotional and part Bible study, Ann Swindell shares how the biblical stories of eight women and men helped her realize that what she needed most in her own journey wasn't a stable job or healthy kids or good friends--it was God's peace. Through forty faith-stirring readings, Ann will help you:
· Experience God's peace in your daily life
· Respond to challenges with faith rather than fear
· Find hope in God's goodness and faithfulness toward you
The good news is that even if our situations don't change, we can still experience Christ's peace in our daily lives. The Path to Peace is for everyone who longs to experience a soul at rest.
"Ann's gentle and authentic voice welcomes readers as she points them to truth. I'm grateful for Ann's work for the kingdom through her faithful writing that points to Christ."
Emily Jensen, co-founder of Risen Motherhood and coauthor of Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments
"The Path to Peace is a treasure that's deeply rooted in Scripture. Ann Swindell doesn't offer empty platitudes to 'praise God anyhow,' but acknowledges the painful realities of life while displaying how the hope and truth of God's Word can grow in us the peace and strength of Christ in the least likely of places."
Sarah Walton, coauthor of Hope When It Hurts and Together Through the Storms
"We live in a world where anxiety has become the norm and peace often feels elusive. In The Path to Peace, Ann Swindell offers us gospel hope through biblical teaching that redirects our hearts to Christ. This forty-day devotional will be a balm to your soul, a beacon of hope, and a declaration of God's lovingkindness that never fails for his people."
Gretchen Saffles, bestselling author of The Well-Watered Woman: Rooted in Truth, Growing in Grace, Flourishing in Faith and founder of Well-Watered Women
"In a particularly confusing and loud year, the world offers us many ways to comfort ourselves and find peace, all unsatisfying. Ann shows us where to find true peace--the peace we have been promised as believers through Christ. As I read the first chapter of her honest writing, my shoulders immediately left my ears and my breathing slowed. I could not love this message more! What a hope we have in Jesus."
Jami Nato, writer and entrepreneur
"Ann's work is tender in its vulnerability and powerful in its unwavering commitment to the gospel. Upholding the truth of God's Word while sharing from the pain in her own life, Ann's rich imagination and loving exhortations remind us that no matter our circumstances, our peace is found in God."
Elsie Iudicello, Farmhouse Schoolhouse
"Who doesn't want peace? In a world increasingly roiled by conflict and uncertainty, I think most of us long for rest for our souls. In these pages, Ann Swindell introduces us to biblical characters who likewise sought true peace, and she helpfully points us again and again to the source: Jesus. Ann's exuberant retellings of these biblical narratives will capture your interest and lead you back to the Scriptures. In those God-breathed pages, we find the path to peace we desperately need."
Megan Hill, editor of The Gospel Coalition, author of Patience: Waiting with Hope, pastor's wife
"When life isn't throwing us for an unexpected loop, its daily barrage of relationships and responsibilities can still threaten to steal our peace. What we need for both situations is a fresh dose of perspective gained through focused time spent with Jesus. Full of biblical insight and practical suggestions, The Path to Peace is a helpful resource that will calm your heart and strengthen your mind so you can meet the challenges of each day with an undisturbed heart. Highly recommended."
Karen Ehman, author and speaker, Proverbs 31 Ministries
"I love how Anne narrows in on ordinary people of the Bible being obedient to God and doing extraordinary things, despite the uncertain circumstances. We all need a good double-take at what God said when it comes to our dissatisfaction and pain."
Alisa Keeton, founder, Revelation Wellness; author, The Wellness Revelation and Heir to The Crown
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