Jeremiah Johnston charts a course for how you can live out shalom - peace, happiness, joy - in your life while encouraging wellness in others. Here's a powerful biblical antidote to despair!
-Lee Strobel, New York Times bestselling author
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God's peace, his shalom, can penetrate every aspect of your life--spiritually, mentally, physically, and emotionally. Although the word shalom appears 550 times in the Scriptures and was a constant theme in Jesus' teachings, it is a neglected topic today. As a result, God's peace has been elusive to so many followers of Jesus. This book charts a course of shalom for you!
It's easy to think that emotional pain is a modern issue. But two thousand years ago, Jesus ministered to people who were also longing for peace and happiness. His answer? God's peace--his Shalom. In this uplifting book, Johnston provides a biblical perspective on living a life of Shalom so we can protect this perfect peace when troubles try to steal it.
As Greg Laurie writes in the foreword, since we are made in God's image, you could say we have been prewired for happiness. We are prewired for hope. We are prewired for peace. If you are longing for healing and wholeness, noted Bible scholar Jeremiah J. Johnston will help you discover how to
This uplifting book is also helpful for ministry leaders and everyone else who recognizes the church's incredible opportunity today to help individuals and families dealing with anxiety, worry, and mental pain. Let this be your guide into the peace that passes all understanding. Shalom!
"Peace is one of the most common themes in the Bible. And yet it seems that so few Christians experience it. If you want to know genuine peace in your life, this book is a biblically based, practical guide."
Sean McDowell, PhD, Biola University professor, speaker, and author
"Unleashing Peace is packed with incredible stories, digestible teachings, readable truths, and constructive coaching. I truly felt a sense of well-being as I turned the pages of this book, drinking in its biblical message."
Robert J. Morgan, bestselling author and teaching pastor at The Donelson Fellowship
"I have never known a time when the promise of peace seems more elusive. Anxiety and depression are at an all-time high, yet Christ promised us his peace. In this in-depth yet practical book, Jeremiah provides a road map to accessing the peace of God. This is more than surviving; we are offered the gift of truly flourishing."
Sheila Walsh, author of Holding On When You Want to Let Go
"The potential of this book to transform faith communities, wider society, and the world as a whole is enormous. If readers embrace the deep theological insights it contains, they will not only experience the deep peace of God, but also be able to bring that peace to others."
Paul Foster, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh
"A radiant narrative of hope, Unleashing Peace is an immensely readable, biblical, and psychologically credible engagement with emotional health. It could be one of the most important books in our post-pandemic generation."
Rev. Will Van Der Hart, The Mind and Soul Foundation
"If you desire more peace, more happiness, and more understanding of what the Bible has to say about these important topics, Dr. Johnston's new book will be transformative for you. It is one of the most significant Christian resources addressing mental health I've ever encountered."
Dave Willis, pastor, podcaster, and author of Think Like Jesus
"Peace is crucial yet elusive. Whether it is political, relational, or internal, we long for and try to grasp peace with all our might. With the mind of a scholar and the practicality of a missionary, Jeremiah Johnston to take you on a journey to finding and sharing a deeper understanding of the shalom of God."
Gregg Matte, pastor, Houston's First Baptist Church