Give Up Worry for Lent! 40 Days to Finding Peace in Christ
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By Gary Zimak
Catholic author and self-described “recovering worrier” Gary Zimak combines practical spirituality, daily scripture readings, and simple action steps to help you kick the worry habit as part of your Lenten renewal. He shows you how to let go of the anxiety-producing areas of life in order to find the lasting peace that comes from trusting God.
During the season of Lent, Catholics and other Christians frequently give up something they enjoy as a measure of penance or self-discipline—and often fall back into old habits at the first “Alleluia!” In Give Up Worry for Lent!, Zimak offers fellow worriers practical, scripture-centered advice on how to relinquish the need to control the uncontrollable—not just for Lent but for good—and how to find peace in Christ.
From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, Zimak guides you to ponder a scripture passage and to apply it to your own life by following four simple steps:
As you continue to meditate on scripture and practice the simple action steps at the end of each reflection, you will find it easier to replace old worries with new messages of hope and to change your life forever.
"Meaty, meaningful, and mighty!"
"One of the most important Lenten books you'll ever read. Gary Zimak adeptly confronts one of the most prevalent spiritual obstacles of our time—worry—and equips us to confront it for ourselves. He weaves together Scripture, personal anecdotes, Church wisdom, and prayer with finesse. Meaty, meaningful, and mighty!"
Author of Our Lady, Undoer of Knots
"A spiritual faith lift."
"If you need a spiritual faith lift, pick up a copy of this little book and read it, pray with it, and share it. It will change the way you approach Easter—and might even change your life."
Deacon Greg Kandra
The Deacon's Bench
"Engaging and inspiring."
"This wonderfully engaging and inspiring book will move your heart in a powerful way. If you are battling worry or anxiety, pick up a copy of this book as part of your Lenten journey and watch your faith come alive!"
Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
Author of Behold the Man
"Definitely my Lenten book of choice!"
"Finally, I can give up something for Lent that will have profound and lasting effects on my spiritual/daily life. I can’t wait to shed the worrying using Gary’s scripture-based method for the forty-day journey. This is definitely my Lenten book of choice!"
Cohost of EWTN’s Take 2 with Jerry and Debbie
Author Gary Zimak serves as director of parish services at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Catholic Church in North Wales, Pennsylvania. He previously served as the host of Spirit in the Morning on Holy Spirit Radio in Philadelphia. He is a frequent speaker and retreat leader at Catholic parishes and conferences across the country.
Zimak is the author of seven books, including A Worrier’s Guide to the Bible, Listen To Your Blessed Mother, From Fear to Faith, and Stop Worrying and Start Living. His work has appeared in Catholic Exchange, Catholic Digest, the National Catholic Register, and Catholic Answers magazine. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including EWTN’s Bookmark and Women of Grace, The Jennifer Fulwiler Show,Catholic Connection, Morning Air, and the Son Rise Morning Show.
Zimak earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Drexel University.
He lives in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, with his wife. They have two children.
Prayer Book, Lent