Here are just some of the many book reviews of the popular book “A Layman’s Guide To Managing Fear”. There are many more reviews on Amazon and Barnes And Noble.
“Reading this guide is a first step into the rest of your life.”
Fear is a state of mind or emotion when we sense personal danger. Some people are more prepared than others to rationalize their fears. It can prevent us from harm by removing us from the situation, but can also cause unbearable, immobilizing anxiety.The author, Stanley Popovich presents three main principles in this layman’s guide to managing fear:
General Counseling Techniques encourages critical thinking and deductive reasoning. In order to make an informed confident choice, facts must be gathered first, and well researched. One must also factor in the ‘what if’ scenarios. Then with common sense reasoning determine what is most important. The reader is enlightened by the examples used of ‘John and Mary’s’ unpredictable situations.
Non-Resistant Methods of dealing with fear is more of a defensive approach. We all have ‘triggers’ that bring on anxiety and it is important to recognize them, not allowing ourselves to be ruled by them.
Christianity is a religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. Belief in faith can provide a powerful foundation for problem solving.
Stanley Popovich provides basic but exceptionally valuable steps in learning how to personally manage negative situations. Along with detailed stories the reader is provided with websites dealing with fear, twelve pertinent suggestions and several Biblical scriptures that provide support.
Stanley Popovich has used his writing skills, analytical talents, interviews and diligent research in an attempt to educate readers. He was educated at Pennsylvania State University and has used these approaches in his own life. This is book is highly recommended. -- Cheryl Heinrichs, Allbooks Review
This short booklet, published in the USA, is full of common-sense practical advice on techniques for coping with fear. As the title makes clear, it is very much a layperson's interpretation and explanation of the most commonly accepted methods of managing or overcoming fear, namely behaviour therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy (terms not used by Popovich). Effective use is made of examples to illustrate the choices we all face.
For some this booklet will be profoundly helpful. Everyone, however, whose life is crippled by fear, will find something useful here.
-- Piers Watson, OCD Action, London, England
The author has assembled some good practical advice for the reader who is wants to learn some simple and practical approaches to addressing issues of fear in his or her life. The book includes suggestions from a Christian perspective, from a psychiatric/clinical approach and describes other ideas for resolving issues of fear in one's life. The book is simple to understand and is an enjoyable to read. It's a ready to use guidebook for those who want to make a make a change in their life. -- MICHAEL W. BENNETT
Kudos! A refreshing perspective that combines christian beliefs and the structure of cognitive behavior therapy that are integrated to create a method to effectively manage fears. Well thought out and written.
-- W.R. Drinkwater, M.Ed, CADC-II
Fear is natural. It is something that every person deals with. But some people have a hard time with how to handle their fear. It is for these people that "The Layman's Guide to Managing Fear" is written. Stanley Popovich, the author of this much needed guide book on fear, has done an excellent job in providing a labor of love for his fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.
Within this book are the answers that so many people so desperately need to hear. There is hope and freedom in the pages of this small life saver, and the power to be set free from the fear that holds so many captive. This is not your typical self help book that spouts out ideas and suggestions on coping with the struggles in one's life. Rather this book offers solid Biblical advice with psychological backing, strategies that are proven true, based on research done with actual professionals and trained counselors and psychologists.
Popovich has obviously spent countless hours researching the subject and making certain that the book reflects not only his own experiences but also the experiences of others as well. And because of this, the result is one powerful book that can change your life! Don't miss out on this book. It is a must-read for any Christian, whether you struggle with fear or not.
--Trisha Bleau, Teens4Jesus Ministries, Bakersfield California
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