Trade Your Cares For Calm by Max Lucado – A Book Review


Fear is a false prophet. It predicts catastrophe without considering God.


Trade Your Cares for Calm is written by Max Lucado and published by Thomas Nelson. It is a hard back book with a pretty dust jacket and a sewn-in gold ribbon bookmark. It has an introduction, 10 chapters, a conclusion, sources and notes. Each chapter contains helpful quotes, scriptures, devotions, prayers and interactive pages for meditation journaling. All of the subject matters help the reader deal with areas that may be keeping them from the beautiful calm that comes from truly trusting God.

As a busy and stressed mom of 4 little ones, I recommend this book as an extra resource for learning the important discipline of trusting God. I feel like I trust God, but then I have a really hard time of giving up control to Him. I often think that I know what’s best for me and worry about the outcome of a situation before ever asking God what He thinks is best. I know I could benefit from more letting go and letting God.


This book has some helpful words of wisdom and practices to understand your own habits of fear better. If we can fear less tomorrow, we can focus our gaze more towards our Father and start trading our cares for His calm.

A happy saint is one who is at the same time aware of the severity of sin and the immensity of grace.

I received this book for free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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