|Fire in My
Personal Insights & Practical Help for
Are you or is someone you know suffering from severe anxiety?
If you are suffering from severe anxiety, you are likely drowning
in a flood of emotions. You may feel shame and guilt for having
such anxieties. You may be literally afraid that you are going
crazy. You may be terrified that others will reject or condemn
you if they knew the extent of your struggles. You may be furious
at your seeming inability to conquer the worries that gnaw at you.
And you may very well doubt that God knows, cares, or can do anything
If you know someone who is suffering from severe anxiety, you may
be frustrated and confused – not grasping what you can do to
help, not understanding why the struggle is so long and hard for
them, not knowing where you can turn to in Scripture for guidance.
Fire in My Mind was
written for you.
in My Mind is a Bible study
series that will enlighten and encourage you. The author gives her
personal and intimate struggle with anxiety. Her use of Scripture
verses - which are not the usual passages we associate with anxiety
- gives her book fresh, new insights as to how the Bible can be a
source of comfort, encouragement, and hope. This book is a reminder
of God's nearness and of His eagerness to comfort those who are anxious
and discouraged. I was empowered by studying the application of God's
Word to my own struggle with anxiety. Fire
in My Mind is not only
helpful to the person suffering from anxiety and fears, but is a
guide for the Church to help those who are suffering from anxieties
- Carole J. Murphy, Cognitive/Behavioral Instructor
Fire in My
Mind can give essential
support and help, whether you are suffering from anxiety yourself
or are seeking to support someone who is struggling with severe
anxiety. In eight intensely personal yet immensely practical chapters,
you will receive:
- Insight. Each chapter begins with a personal narrative
called Inside My Mind. This section describes what it is like
for the sufferer – it reveals the nature of their anxious
thoughts and details what happens inside mind, emotions, body,
and soul as anxiety takes hold.
- Advice. The next section in each chapter is called Practical
Matters. This gives rubber-meets-the-road advice for the sufferer,
and explains how the friends and family members who make up the
support group can best reach out to and support the sufferer.
It often addresses common mistakes and shows why they are harmful.
- Truth. The third section of each chapter, Truth
from the Word, contains a series of five biblical meditations designed
to walk the sufferer through vital scriptural truths that address
the topic of the chapter. They were created to give the sufferer
a solid spiritual framework in which healing can then take place.
- Prayer. The final section of each chapter, Prayer
from the Heart, contains a written prayer that the sufferer can use
as an aid in talking with God about their anxiety. These prayers
were created to help the sufferer put their pain into words and
to then move on from the pain to affirm the principles discussed
in the Truth from the Word sections.
Table of Contents
- The Mind, the Body, and the Brain
- Fire in My Mind: Slowing Down Racing Thoughts
- The Pounding of My Heart: Escaping the Clutch of Fear
- No One Must Know: Removing the Burden of Shame
- The Crazy Cycle: Facing Irrationality
- Shaken Foundations: Addressing the Problem of Doubt
- The Rage Within: Calming the Violence of Anger
- Gasping for Breath: Finding the Strength to Carry On
- A Whispered Cry: Admitting the Loneliness of Pain
“I absolutely LOVE Fire
in My Mind. Excellent writing – real, raw and compassionate. The
chapter on shame is BRILLIANT and may actually save lives! The biblical
theology is spot on and the practical exercises will certainly help
those who will do them. I will be recommending this study to all
those I know who suffer from anxiety.”
Timothy I. Thomas, M. Div., President, Makarios Consulting, LLC