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We all struggle with anxiety at various points in life, some of us more than others. In fact, some 40 million Americans are treated for anxiety disorders each year. Anxiety is a real and present threat. And for some of us, anxiety is a crippling condition. It strikes us down physically and spiritually. We feel isolated, weak, and hopeless.
But there is hope. When we see our anxiety in the context of our relationship with God, we can learn more about how he is using it to shape us. Rather than spending all of our time, energy, and resources trying to eliminate this alleged “weakness,” we can accept the truth that anxiety is a mighty tool in the hands of God. Through it, he will do more in us that we thought possible. In the weakness of anxiety, God gives us his strength.
In Struck Down but Not Destroyed, you will learn how to
- Turn your greatest enemy (anxiety) into your greatest asset;
- Be confident in the spiritual purpose for your anxiety and suffering;
- Inspect your own habits and behaviors in light of Scripture;
- Accept your anxiety as a spiritual tool in the hands of God.
It’s time for us to focus on the spiritual purposes God has for our anxiety. It’s time for us to realize God’s strength in our weakness. It’s time for us to revel in the amazing truth that the best part of being struck down is realizing that we will never be destroyed, not with God on our side.
About the Author:
Pierce Taylor Hibbs (1985 – ) is a Christian writer and teacher. He is the award-winning author of Theological English, and has also written more popular works on theology such as Finding God in the Ordinary, The Speaking Trinity, and Struck Down but Not Destroyed. He has written extensively on the nature of language and its relation to God and draws on this background to help readers find God in the ordinary moments of life and to combat spiritual trials such as anxiety disorders. He writes regularly at piercetaylorhibbs.com.
“I’ve known Pierce Hibbs and his work for some years and have greatly appreciated his theological analysis and understanding of human problems. His Struck Down but Not Destroyed has been helpful to me. I have had similar problems (though I’d describe them as agoraphobia or introversion rather than anxiety disorder), and I’m grateful to be able to read Pierce’s testimony of how Jesus is sufficient to meet such needs. He is right to argue from Scripture than such difficulties can be means of spiritual growth and blessing, as he leads us to respond to them in a godly way. I hope this book gets wide distribution.”
John M. Frame
author of Systematic Theology and the Theology of Lordship series
“It’s no secret that most of us live anxious lives in varying degrees. Most people learn how to tolerate this subtle anguish and agitation with less than effective (and godly) coping skills. In other instances, however, anxiety punctuated by panic attacks overwhelms and takes on a life of its own. Pierce Taylor Hibbs brings his life as a person who knows the crippling power of this type of anguish in full view, then takes the reader on the less often walked path that challenges the reader to let God be in charge of their anxiety as he has learned over the years. This approach does not follow the traditional therapeutic model that automatically assumes that the goal of God’s work in us is his method of symptom reduction or deliverance. Similar to the anguish Paul describes when discussing his brand of torment, Hibbs points believers in the direction that Paul exclaims as the better path- the powerful presence of Jesus in the midst of anxiety’s fire. For a counselor the highest recommendation of a book is buying copies to give to a client. I will be buying this book.”
Jeffrey S. Black
Professor & Chair, Department of Counseling & Psychology, Cairn University
“This is the book I have been waiting for to share with loved ones who suffer with anxiety disorders. Struck Down but Not Destroyed is the best I’ve read on the topic so far, taking a holistic approach that will minister to body, mind, and soul, offering personal testimony, digestible and helpful theology, practical follow-up actions, and beautiful prayers. Anxiety can be incredibly scary and paralyzing. Pierce helps sufferers to know what to do with that fear, truly accomplishing his subtitle to faithfully live with anxiety.”
author of No Little Women and Why Can’t We Be Friends?
“I have read scores of books about anxiety. None comes close to this thorough, biblical and most practical study. Most of us, if we are honest, will admit to being captured by worry somewhere in our lives. This book is as good or better than dozens of therapy sessions. I was particularly helped by the emphasis on prayer: most needful, most difficult. And God’s grace is woven into the warp and woof. Everyone needs to read it.”
author of Reasons of the Heart and Created and Creating
“Pierce Taylor Hibbs has given the church a gift with this insightful and compassionate book on anxiety. Placing his own struggle with anxiety in the light, he invites the reader to do the same and to experience the liberty that accompanies such honesty. Hibbs carefully grounds our thinking and experiences in Scripture and offers a wealth of practical counsel. This is a book to read and then read again. I will be commending this wonderful book to all of my fellow strugglers.”
Lead Pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg, VA
“Anxiety often shows up unannounced at the door of the soul, lingering beyond the bounds of our abilities. Through experience and prayer, Pierce Taylor Hibbs describes the battle of living faithfully with this “long-term guest.” Rooted firmly in Scripture, this work is filled with theology that is accessible, practical, and personal—with the gospel woven throughout its pages. Hibbs writes with heart, soul, and most of all, biblical truth. Whether you are worried, weary, or whittled down, Hibbs shows how God stewards your anxiety in order to conform you to Christ for His glory and your good.”
Administrator, Book Store Director, and Elder at Calvary Chapel Quakertown
Buy the books
STRUCK DOWN BUT NOT DESTROYED: LIVING FAITHFULLY WITH ANXIETY, by Pierce Taylor Hibbs