Sunday, May 17, 2015

I Tried Until I Almost Died By Sandra McCollom

                                                                 A MUST READ

Tired of trying to measure up? Trade your anxiety and frustration for rest and relaxation.
Many of us believe that in order to please God, we have to be perfect. It’s an easy lie to buy into. In a culture that emphasizes accomplishment and ever-higher goals, we feel driven to do more, achieve more, be more. And we get caught up in the unforgiving treadmill of self-imposed rules, believing that we should, we need to, we must.   The result? Anger, frustration, and anxiety that keep us far away from the life of peace that Jesus promised.   For years, Sandra McCollom lived in this trap. Finally worn out from striving for perfection but constantly feeling like a failure, one day she prayed in desperation, begging God for help. God answered Sandra by setting her on a life-changing journey to discover the riches of His grace.   In I Tried Until I Almost Died, Sandra shares how she left behind her burden of anxiety and fear and shows you how to experience for yourself the freedom of trusting solely in the perfecting power of God’s grace.

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Sandra McCollom has a passion to see others enter into the life of rest that Jesus offers. She lives in the St. Louis area with Steve, her husband of more than twenty years, and their twin daughters. Sandra thoroughly enjoys spending time with her family as well as reading, writing, CrossFit training, and homeschooling her girls. Visit her website at

Do you suffer with anxiety and or depression? This book has your name all over it if you said yes!
Some great advice in this book and I loved Sandra's friend Amy's story I could relate to it so much. Lots of great stories that we all can relate to.
This is a tool that needs to be everyone book shelf.  I bet most everyone can relate to most of this book.
The scripture is all laid out in the book and easy to read and understand.
I HIGHLY recommend this book. I gave it 5 stars. I can think of three friends right off the top of my head I plan on giving copies to.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review. 


  1. Sounds good. I think everyone could use the advice in this book.

  2. My sister stays flustered about things she can't control which keeps her down. I'm going to buy her this book. I think good advice helps. Great Review thanks.

  3. I love a good Bible based book. Thank you for this review.

  4. I am more of a fiction reader I don't know about this one.

  5. A good number of christians today suffer from worry and depression and that shouldn't be. I think this is a much needed book.I may buy a couple copies because I have a few people in mind that need it. Thanks.

  6. Advice from Bible scripture mixed with personal experience. You can't go wrong there. Thank you for a great review.

  7. I've read a lot of books by speakers like Joyce Meyers and others and liked them. I will give this author a try too.

  8. God wants us to trust in Him, as we should. I know so many people, including myself, that could really benefit from reading this book. Thank again, Mary, for a very helpful review!

  9. Great review of this book Mary. I too can think of people in my life who will benefit from reading this book.

    Judy B

  10. My kinda book !! Always willing to learn more of Him .Blessings DanaGirl

  11. my sister wants this book I hope I win