web site hit counter I Tried Until I Almost Died: From Anxiety and Frustration to Rest and Relaxation - Ebooks PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

I Tried Until I Almost Died: From Anxiety and Frustration to Rest and Relaxation

Availability: Ready to download

Tired of trying to measure up? Trade your anxiety and frustration for rest and relaxation. Many of us believe that in order to please God, we have to be perfect. It’s an easy lie to buy into. In a culture that emphasizes accomplishment and ever-higher goals, we feel driven to do more, achieve more, be more. And we get caught up in the unforgiving treadmill of self-imposed r Tired of trying to measure up? Trade your anxiety and frustration for rest and relaxation. Many of us believe that in order to please God, we have to be perfect. It’s an easy lie to buy into. In a culture that emphasizes accomplishment and ever-higher goals, we feel driven to do more, achieve more, be more. And we get caught up in the unforgiving treadmill of self-imposed rules, believing that we should, we need to, we must.   The result? Anger, frustration, and anxiety that keep us far away from the life of peace that Jesus promised.   For years, Sandra McCollom lived in this trap. Finally worn out from striving for perfection but constantly feeling like a failure, one day she prayed in desperation, begging God for help. God answered Sandra by setting her on a life-changing journey to discover the riches of His grace.   In I Tried Until I Almost Died, Sandra shares how she left behind her burden of anxiety and fear and shows you how to experience for yourself the freedom of trusting solely in the perfecting power of God’s grace.


Compare

Tired of trying to measure up? Trade your anxiety and frustration for rest and relaxation. Many of us believe that in order to please God, we have to be perfect. It’s an easy lie to buy into. In a culture that emphasizes accomplishment and ever-higher goals, we feel driven to do more, achieve more, be more. And we get caught up in the unforgiving treadmill of self-imposed r Tired of trying to measure up? Trade your anxiety and frustration for rest and relaxation. Many of us believe that in order to please God, we have to be perfect. It’s an easy lie to buy into. In a culture that emphasizes accomplishment and ever-higher goals, we feel driven to do more, achieve more, be more. And we get caught up in the unforgiving treadmill of self-imposed rules, believing that we should, we need to, we must.   The result? Anger, frustration, and anxiety that keep us far away from the life of peace that Jesus promised.   For years, Sandra McCollom lived in this trap. Finally worn out from striving for perfection but constantly feeling like a failure, one day she prayed in desperation, begging God for help. God answered Sandra by setting her on a life-changing journey to discover the riches of His grace.   In I Tried Until I Almost Died, Sandra shares how she left behind her burden of anxiety and fear and shows you how to experience for yourself the freedom of trusting solely in the perfecting power of God’s grace.

30 review for I Tried Until I Almost Died: From Anxiety and Frustration to Rest and Relaxation

  1. 5 out of 5

    Natacha Ramos

    The title of this book got my attention right away. I've struggled a lot with perfectionism in my own life to have an idea what this was all about. Here's what I liked the most about Sandra McCollom: her openness. That was something really special for me. You can see her mind-set in this book: "If there's something in my life I can share for helping people know God's mercy, I'll do it". She actually allows you to get in her house, in her marriage, in her entire life to let you know that God's grace The title of this book got my attention right away. I've struggled a lot with perfectionism in my own life to have an idea what this was all about. Here's what I liked the most about Sandra McCollom: her openness. That was something really special for me. You can see her mind-set in this book: "If there's something in my life I can share for helping people know God's mercy, I'll do it". She actually allows you to get in her house, in her marriage, in her entire life to let you know that God's grace changed her forever and it can do the same for you. So, maybe If I were a person that has never heard or read this kind of teaching before, it would have been completely impacting; but, really, for me, it was more like a reminder of God's love and grace and goodness, which I think we all need on regular basis. Here's something I think it's important: God has His way with each soul (as C.S. Lewis would say). I mention this because this book is a lot about Sandra's journey with God and how He set her free from her perfectionism bondage. Then, she describes in detail how things could be for you if you embrace God's grace, but it doesn't mean that it will happen to you the same way as it was for her or that you will experience the same changes immediately just because it worked that way in her life. I could also say I felt a bit overwhelmed at times because there were chapters in the book packed with too much content. Lots of stories and ideas. Good stories and good ideas and thoughts but a lot of information to digest all at once. Nevertheless, you cannot doubt this woman of God is passionate about what she's writing. You can almost see her excitement in each page. She was truly set free and I hope she keeps sharing with that passion and boldness the truth God began to show her that January 2. This amazing grace is what our christian life is all about. **I received this book from Blogging for Books and NetGalley in exchange for this honest review** Review on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsNqJ...

  2. 4 out of 5

    Donnie McDow

    i almost NEVER order books like this but, i am going through the toughest season of my life so...i did. i have my bible and 2 other books in my 'prayer place' where i go with my ONE CUP OF COFFEE when i get up every morning and try to find some hope to start the day and pray for everyone and everything. THIS book is the one that's most highlighted now and the one i go to first. i hate a lot of blah-blah-blah-just give me something to hold on to and this has that 'highlighted' now-by me, not her i almost NEVER order books like this but, i am going through the toughest season of my life so...i did. i have my bible and 2 other books in my 'prayer place' where i go with my ONE CUP OF COFFEE when i get up every morning and try to find some hope to start the day and pray for everyone and everything. THIS book is the one that's most highlighted now and the one i go to first. i hate a lot of blah-blah-blah-just give me something to hold on to and this has that 'highlighted' now-by me, not her

  3. 5 out of 5

    Stacie Wyatt

    I wanted to review this book because my life is filled with anxiety and frustration. Some days, I feel like I am going to have a panic attack, especially when too much is going on. I have to clean, Brad is having his issues, and Kalen wants to climb over me. Toss in the tv blasting and noise from other relatives, and you have the fuse for a full blown burn out from me. I definitely need some rest and relaxation. Waiting for the kids to go to sleep for rest isn't always good because sometimes you I wanted to review this book because my life is filled with anxiety and frustration. Some days, I feel like I am going to have a panic attack, especially when too much is going on. I have to clean, Brad is having his issues, and Kalen wants to climb over me. Toss in the tv blasting and noise from other relatives, and you have the fuse for a full blown burn out from me. I definitely need some rest and relaxation. Waiting for the kids to go to sleep for rest isn't always good because sometimes you get a groove cleaning or writing, and 15 minutes later, a kid wakes up. yay me. Less than 2 weeks ago, Kalen had heart surgery, while his brother is finding new ways to commit me into a crazy house. The book talks about expectations. We have expectations we put upon ourselves, not to mention the ones from others. All these expectations can become overwhelming. For me, I am trying to organize my room, with two kids in tow. I clean better when they are sleep or at school. When I can't get the few things, I want to get done each day, I get frustrated and pissed off at myself. Some days, I give up and play a game on Facebook or Big Fish because working around the kids is too stressful. You fold clothes, they throw clothes. You vacuum the floor and then they throw a pack of crackers on it. You clean the bathroom and not realize one of them is making a puddle on the floor from playing in the tub. You try to do a video review and have to take a few takes because you have a naked baby show up in a few frames. This life, I have right now, is not what I had envisioned for anything. I have a goals in mind, but right now is not the right time to do any of them. Just like the author, at times, I hate this life because things are not going according to my plan. The author said when we are too busy, we can not hear from God. We need to live under grace. We will never be perfect. Our lives will never be perfect.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

    In I Tried Until I Almost Died, Sandra McCollom explored her journey with struggling with trying to be perfect, she obsessed over eating healthy, and she believed her household must follow all of the right rules. She eventually received a revelation from God on January 2, 2012 and she realized that God loves her because of who she is and His love doesn’t change even when she falls short. She also discovered that Jesus was never hurried, afraid, or stressed out. She began to dig more deeply into In I Tried Until I Almost Died, Sandra McCollom explored her journey with struggling with trying to be perfect, she obsessed over eating healthy, and she believed her household must follow all of the right rules. She eventually received a revelation from God on January 2, 2012 and she realized that God loves her because of who she is and His love doesn’t change even when she falls short. She also discovered that Jesus was never hurried, afraid, or stressed out. She began to dig more deeply into God’s Word and she studied about the power of grace and living free from guilty about not being perfect. Throughout the book, she shared tons of scriptures that helped to set her free from condemnation and she revealed personal stories about how God changed her life around. I would recommend this amazing eye opening book to anyone who is struggling with perfection and feeling guilty because of your mistakes and flaws. This book taught me what the scriptures declare about receiving grace for our countless failures. I especially liked how Sandra McCollom shared stories from own life about how she overcame her addiction to perfection and how God helped her to break free. I immensely enjoyed how many scriptures verses she included throughout the book. I learned about my righteousness found solely in Christ and my true identity and this is something I need to be reminded of every single day. I also loved how the book contained a special section entitled, “God’s Promises to Live By” and she shared powerful scripture verses and she explained what it meant. If you’re seeking an encouraging book about finding freedom from feeling like you have to be perfect for God to love you, then read this book! “I received this copy of I Tried Until I Almost Died for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review”.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Aubrey

    This book was different than I expected; based on the title I anticipated a memoir of the author's struggles with perfection that led to something near fatal and then her recovery. Instead, by page 25 she had covered her struggles and her miracle recovery (on a specific day, God changed her heart entirely and her life changed thereafter). The rest of the book was her thoughts on grace, how she's experienced it in her life and with her family, and scripture to back up her revelations on God's gra This book was different than I expected; based on the title I anticipated a memoir of the author's struggles with perfection that led to something near fatal and then her recovery. Instead, by page 25 she had covered her struggles and her miracle recovery (on a specific day, God changed her heart entirely and her life changed thereafter). The rest of the book was her thoughts on grace, how she's experienced it in her life and with her family, and scripture to back up her revelations on God's grace. I'm not one to quibble about different versions of the Bible, as I think different translations speak to us as individuals, but there were times when a scripture was used and I was encouraged and excited by it, but found my translation to have a completely different meaning. (She used The Message or the Amplified Bible mostly). I could feel that the author had genuinely changed, and genuinely wanted to share her revelations with an audience to help others. However, I struggled to get tangible personal change from her words; aside from a few scriptures that I was grateful to be pointed to, this really felt more like her writing a book of celebration that a miracle had occurred in her heart, and less a way for me as a reader to see those changes. And maybe that's fair; we don't all get a miracle. I'm thrilled for her, though. Thank you to NetGalley and WaterBrook Press for a chance to read a digital copy of this book.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    If the title and tag line speak to you at all, I highly recommend this book! God has used Sandra’s story and the truths she has learned in amazing ways in my life.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Christi Wilson

    If you struggle with perfectionism, you need to read this book!! Sandra is a great writer & spoke directly to my heart!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Marissa

    I loved this book. I saw myself in the pages of this book. It truly is a awesome book.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Janka H.

    From perfectionism, legalism and control to peace and grace. If you are a perfectionist struggling with the need to control, to achieve and with the burden of not being good enough UNTIL *you have it all under your belt* (insert your driving mechanism), read this book. It is not perfect. It is prolonged, very simple and I do not disagree with a lot of things from the theological point. But it is a book written with so much heart! And I think that there are things that God wants to communicate you From perfectionism, legalism and control to peace and grace. If you are a perfectionist struggling with the need to control, to achieve and with the burden of not being good enough UNTIL *you have it all under your belt* (insert your driving mechanism), read this book. It is not perfect. It is prolonged, very simple and I do not disagree with a lot of things from the theological point. But it is a book written with so much heart! And I think that there are things that God wants to communicate you through this book - at least He did that to me. While I was reading, my heart was changing somehow, some answers came to me (not exactly the answers related to the topic of this book, but the (unexpected) answers to the questions of my heart nonetheless). Which has not happened when reading some more "wise, profound, specialized" books. So while this little book is not perfect, but it has a message you might want/need to hear.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Nancy

    2.5 stars, really. Nothing special but not awful. I do get annoyed when the term "legalism" is used ad nauseam, which it is in this book. 2.5 stars, really. Nothing special but not awful. I do get annoyed when the term "legalism" is used ad nauseam, which it is in this book.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sharon

    Has this author been to my house? Excellent insights and thoughts.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

  13. 5 out of 5

    Dawn

  14. 4 out of 5

    Nanette

  15. 4 out of 5

    Laura

  16. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

  17. 5 out of 5

    Tess

  18. 4 out of 5

    sarah k knudson

  19. 5 out of 5

    kat

  20. 4 out of 5

    Brittany M

  21. 4 out of 5

    Grace

  22. 4 out of 5

    Elena

  23. 5 out of 5

    Caitlyn

  24. 5 out of 5

    Terry Bishop Myers

  25. 4 out of 5

    Anna

  26. 4 out of 5

    Beulah Amarendran

  27. 5 out of 5

    Brandi Davis

  28. 4 out of 5

    Alicia

  29. 5 out of 5

    Mel

  30. 4 out of 5

    Lora

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.