Unburdened: The Secret to Letting God Carry the Things That Weigh You Down (affiliate link) by Chris Tiegreen is a great book for people dealing with stress, work, caring for a sick family member, worry, or any kind of burden for that matter. I was not a big fan of the cover art at all, but the book was great proving that you really can’t judge a book by its cover. I really could have used this book (affiliate link) a few years ago when I went through a summer of sleepless nights filled with worry after my concussion.
The author does a great job of drawing the reader into the focus of the book (affiliate link). One of the best parts of his writing style is that his writing is very quotable, meaning the contents of the chapter often find expression in short, memorable and pity statements that carry on with the reader long after the book has been read. I was deeply impressed with the author’s persistence to bring the scripture into the conversation. The real value to this book is that it works as a great tool to discovering and applying God’s word to the burdened believer. Through this is the first book I’ve read by Chris Tiegreen his engaging and transparent writing style won me over and sent me to the book store looking for more of his books and wondering why I haven’t heard of him sooner.
I would highly recommend this book (affiliate link) to anyone who wrestles with trusting God with some of life’s most delicate burdens. This book also makes a great gift for those you know who are stressed to the max, overfilled with worry, or carry the burden of depression. The cover art and perhaps event the title make it a bit hard to give away, but the contents are well worth the investment.
The retail price is $13.99 (Paperback). It is also available at places like Amazon.com for $10.07 (affiliate links). I gave it 4 Stars
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