Anxiety’s Grip

How To Reclaim the Peace God Promises

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Discover true peace in an age of anxiety.

No question, we have a lot to worry about. Children, jobs, homes, health, finances, and more. The solution isn’t to rid ourselves of the sources of anxiety – as if we could. Instead, we need to recognize that anxiety originates from a spiritual influence and that we can fight back using the God-given weapons of power, love, and a sound mind.

Sharing her own story of emerging from the battle with anxiety as well as the stories of others, Dr. Michelle Bengtson reminds you of your identity as a follower of Christ and of the peace he promises you in spite of everything.

She provides tools to cope with the crushing emotional burden of anxiety now and, more importantly, shows you how to reclaim God’s peace as a way of life so that you can break anxiety’s grip.

Breaking Anxiety’s Grip is the Advanced Writers & Speakers Association’s 2020 Book of the Year, the first place winner for the Best Christian Living Book, the 2020 Carolina Christian  Writer’s Conference Contest winner for nonfiction, and winner of the 2021 Christian Literary Award’s Reader’s Choice Award in all four categories for which it was nominated (Non-Fiction Victorious Living, Christian Living Day By Day, Inspirational Breaking Free and Testimonial Justified by Grace categories.)

Breaking Anxiety's Grip, winner of 2021 Christian Literary Awards Reader's Choice Award in 4 categories
Breaking Anxiety's Grip won first place for the Advanced Writers & Speakers Association's 2020 Best Christian Living Book.

Breaking Anxiety's Grip by Dr. Michelle Bengtson


Holley Gerth

Bestselling author of  What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days

“As a woman who has fought anxiety most of her life, I’ve come to believe if you’re in a battle, it’s not a reason for guilt or shame. It simply means you’re a warrior. I’ve also learned having the right weapons helps me win. Breaking Anxiety’s Grip will encourage and equip you to defeat fear and experience more victory.”

Jeff Angelo

Talk show host, Newsradio 1040 WHO, iHeartMedia

“My listeners love to hear from Dr. Bengtson because she expresses empathy and understanding and provides practical and specific solutions to the daily anxieties that can plague us. This book not only turns our focus back to the Bible but applies its timeless wisdom to our lives in a very real and pragmatic way; it is truly a road map toward peace.”

Joanna Weaver

author of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World: Finding Intimacy with God in the Busyness of Life

“Life is hard. At times, worry and fear seem the only logical response. But there is a peace that passes understanding available if we’ll just reach out and take it. In Breaking Anxiety’s Grip, Dr. Michelle Bengtson offers expert advice that’s both practical and biblical, helping us navigate life’s difficulties as we tap into the promises of God.”

Jennifer Dukes Lee

author of It’s All Under Control and The Happiness Dare

“If you are looking to eradicate the power that anxiety has over your life, you might consider a good counselor. Or you might look for someone who’s been through what you’re facing now. Perhaps you’d seek out a trusted friend. What if I told you that you could have all three? That’s what you get in Breaking Anxiety’s Grip. Dr. Michelle Bengtson is all of that—and more.”

Marta Greenman

Words of Grace & Truth,

“Reading Dr. Michelle Bengtson’s book Breaking Anxiety’s Grip is like talking to a trusted friend. Her voice throughout the book will calm and reassure you in life’s daily difficult challenges. Worry, anxiety, and fear are plaguing America, and Michelle deals with the topic head-on while giving both a clinical and biblical perspective for the ‘common cold’ of mental health.”

Michelle Wilson

Senior producer of The 700 Club

“Every once in a while we come across a book that looks at everyday issues from a new and enlightened vantage point and helps remove the blinders that have kept us enslaved to problems. Breaking Anxiety’s Grip is one of those books. We have all suffered from the effects of worry, anxiety, and fear at some point. Dr. Bengtson takes a unique but biblically based perspective on how to rid ourselves of their slavery in our lives and live from a position of peace. This will be a book to share with family, friends, church leaders, and counselors, so that together we can break the hold anxiety has in our lives.”

Meet Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Dr. Michelle Bengtson is a board-certified neuropsychologist with more than twenty-five years of experience in the mental health field. She is a national and international media resource on mental health and wellness, and the author of the award-winning Hope Prevails and Hope Prevails Bible Study.