Anxiety, worry, and fear affects us all at various times in our lives and blocks our efforts to find freedom from stress and worry and find peace. The Holy Bible instructs us to “seek peace and pursue it” (Psalm 34:14). Yet the search for peace is often a lifelong, complicated, and frustrating process for individuals as well as society at large. Whether it is seeking peace from personal distress or on a broader scale for our communities, nation, or the world, our hearts long for freedom from conflict and fear.

The purpose of this book is to guide and support the reader in the journey to find peace. This is accomplished from a biblical perspective. A biblical perspective is used because the way to true peace and freedom is spelled out in the Bible. The Christian perspective teaches us that the Holy Bible is the inspired, immutable, and eternal word of God and the most powerful resource for effective living and finding peace.

The road to peace is ultimately a search for the God of peace as revealed in his Son Jesus Christ. That search must be directed at establishing and maintaining a relationship with Jesus Christ, who points the way to a life of freedom from anxiety, worry, and fear. Through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we were raised to a life of peace and freed from the traps of earthly bondage. When we are truly free in our minds and heart, we can more effectively and successfully seek and find the way to the God of peace.