The frenzied pace of this harried world is the disease which Out of Control: Finding Peace for the Physically Exhausted and Spiritually Strung Out seeks to treat. A pastor and clinical psychologist, respectively, Ben Young and Dr. Samuel Adams offer relief to anyone who feels overwhelmed by modern life. In many ways, this book could be a companion piece to The Rest of God, as it touches on similar themes, including a call for a return to a personal Sabbath. Out of Control suggests ways to bring each day out of the rushing current of the world and into the peaceful presence of God. The style of the book is friendly and straightforward, making Young and Adams' advice easily accessible to everyone. There is no preaching or condemnation, but solid, practical advice on dealing with anxiety, stress, worry and the demands of a mile-a-minute, information-overloading world. If you find yourself barely hanging on to your last thin thread, this book is for you.
A writer in Franklin, Tennessee, Howard Shirley is the author of Acts for God: 38 Dramatic Sketches for Contemporary Services, as well as Christian video and devotional materials.