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Book Fear Not by Max Lucado.

Nov 21st, 2017 - Posted by Lynn Lea about Fear Not in Books Subscribe Answered Product 1 119 views


The book Fear Not by Max Lucado. Is this suitable for a boy of ten years. If not, can you recommend a book for a boy of this age who suffers from anxiety.

Posted by Lynn Lea in Books  
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February 21st, 2018 at 3:41PM • Respond

Hi Lynn.

This book is written for an adult audience. I have looked around to no avail. Not only on Eden, but wider there is nothing for a 10 year old.

(Future suggestion: Whilst is not a Christian novel, and is more appropriate for ages 14+, I strongly recommend 'Turtles All the Way Down' by Young Adult Fiction author John Green. I have yet to find a book whose honest and insightful depiction of anxiety, OCD, and mental health difficulties are as acute in their debilitating spirals as they are in Green's book. But, it is definitely a book for an older reader.)

I think you may have wandered into that rarest of things, a gap in the published world.

I'm sorry I was unable to find what you were looking for. The best I can do is suggest a diet of wide reading. Start with C.S.Lewis's Narnia books, and then follow from there. Anxiety often takes the form of a dominant voice/image that imagines all the worst outcomes. Reading is the best antidote I have ever found to anxiety. It largely doesn't even matter too much what is read. As long as I am reading, I feel calmer and less under the thumb of anxiety.

I hope that this has been of some help.
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