Anxious for Nothing

Max Lucado

About This Book

When it comes to anxiety, America is the frontrunner. Anxious for Nothing provides a roadmap for battling with anxiety. Does the uncertainty and chaos of life keep you up at night? Is irrational worry your constant companion? Could you use some calm? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. Anxious for Nothing invites readers to delve into Philippians 4:6-7. After all, it is the most highlighted passage of any book on the planet, according to Amazon. Anxiety comes with life. But it doesn’t have to dominate your life.

  • Available as a book study or DVD study
  • Book study: participant prep required, read 1-2 chapters before group
  • DVD study: watch a ~20 min video per meeting, participant prep optional
  • Discussion guides available for both book and DVD versions


Life Issues, Spiritual Growth


Book discussion,DVD,Topic study


Brenda YamnitzJuly 8, 2019

Helpful, encouraging study both personally and for the group.

Our group used DVD and study guide, and spread out our discussions over 10 weeks. I think it would have been helpful for more personal study if we had asked each couple or individual to purchase study guide. We did print out the “Between the sessions” chapters as a valuable resource for personal growth, and did touch on some of the suggested personal applications at our meetings.

I found the C.A.L.M. acronym a helpful reminder while personally going through some potentially anxiety-producing circumstances during our weeks of this study, and believe this was also helpful to others facing major challenges. Max is a good teacher!

Traci HolmgrenJune 24, 2019

Excellent study guide with DVD session for each of the 5 lessons. Each lesson can be broken up into 2 different weeks if possible because of length. Everything you need is included, from icebreakers to prayer time, and homework so individuals can continue to study on their own until you meet again. DVDs are engaging. Definitely recommend.

Mike SmithJune 24, 2019

I felt this was a very practical study which was quite helpful to most of the group. The majority of the members of our group have experienced a major trauma in the past few years, most commonly a divorce. There are long lasting issues related to divorce that cause varying degrees of anxiety in the group members lives. The study guide questions were quite helpful in generating discussion. Furthermore, I thought that Max Lucado did a very good job of describing the important points in the DVD. The study does not cover deep theological issues but remains on surface. There are some members of our group that wanted to go much deeper theologically; however, on the whole it is an excellent resource.

Melissa RentfrowJune 24, 2019

Great read! I think everyone struggles on some level with anxiety, and at various seasons in life. Max provides a biblical response and call to action for addressing anxiety on any level. This book is especially great for women doing a week by week study.

Matt MooreJune 24, 2019

We actually did the video to this. We took the study guide and provided questions from it to everyone. We watched the video and then used the questions to guide our discussion. We thought the video was very good and really had an impact. The questions were ok. If doing it the way we did I would suggest having the leader watch the video and come up with their own, more specific to your group type of questions. Good study!!

Kermit SummerallJune 24, 2019

Pros: The topic is super relevant. The videos are a nice 15 minute per session length. Discussion guide questions are good for the most part. Cons: The videos include a story and teaching, but the story can feel a bit canned and my group liked to make fun of Lucado’s teaching from an “abandoned house” setting.
Overall: I recommend but keep in mind that there are only 5 sessions total.

Bethany HaidJune 24, 2019

This is a good resource for a new group. The video segments are short, but the discussion and bible reading are long. We ended up making this resource last 8 weeks instead of 5, by splitting up bible study portion to following week. In retrospect, we should have made this a 10 or 11 week study, or made our group not include a supper, or made the group last 2 hours. An hour and a half, including prayer, video, discussion, group work, and dinner isn’t enough time.

Content is easy and our group asked for no outside preparation. However, it’s much better to do the homework.

I recommend a study guide for each person. It’s less necessary for each person to buy the book as it is for them to purchase study guide.

Also this study guide is on YouVersion.