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Release Date: January 2017
Page Count: 240
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Binding: Perfectbound
ISBN: 978-0-7369-6538-5
Case Lot Quantity: 52


How to Quiet the Chaos and Restore Your Sanity

“I Don’t Even Know Where to Start!”

Feeling overwhelmed? Wondering if it’s possible to move from “out of my mind” to “in control” when you’ve got too many projects on your plate and too much mess in your relationships?

Kathi and Cheri want to show you five surprising reasons why you become stressed, why social media solutions don’t often work, and how you can finally create a plan that works for you. As you identify your underlying hurts, uncover hope, and embrace practical healing, you’ll become equipped to…

  • trade the to-do list that controls you for a calendar that allows space in your life
  • decide whose feedback to forget and whose input to invite
  • replace fear of the future with peace in the present

You can simplify and savor your life—guilt free! Clutter, tasks, and relationships may overwhelm you now, but God can help you overcome with grace.

Foreword by Renee Swope, bestselling author of A Confident Heart.

Meet the authors

Kathi Lipp

Kathi Lipp

Kathi Lipp is a busy conference and retreat speaker, currently speaking each year to thousands of women throughout the United States. She is the author of The Husband Project and The Marriage Project and has had articles published in several magazines, including Today’ s Christian Woman and Discipleship Journal. Kathi and her husband, Roger, live...

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Cheri Gregory

Cheri Gregory

Cheri Gregory is the founder of Sensitive and Strong: the place for the HSP Christian woman to find community; co-host, with Amy Carroll, of the Grit ‘n’ Grace podcast; and coauthor, with Kathi Lipp, of You Don’t Have to Try So Hard and Overwhelmed. She and her husband, Daniel, live in...

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Editorial Reviews

“Lipp and Gregory team up to help readers dig their way out of a chaotic, stressful lifestyle… a practical, helpful tool for any time.”
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"You were made for more than living a stressed-out, guilt-ridden, always-behind existence! This book rescues you from being stuck in crazy mode and provides a road map for finding peace and joy in the middle of your everyday life."
Crystal Paine, founder of and New York Times bestselling author of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

"In a culture where overwhelmed is not only accepted, it seems to be the norm, (Don't believe me? Just scroll through your Facebook feed!) this helpful book helps you dare for more. Kathi and Cheri don't just tease you by dangling the promise of peace in front of your eyes, they gift you with this practical tool that will help you discover a deeper relationship with the Prince of Peace. Loaded with measurable steps and memorable stuff, this is one book you'll want to re-read every year in order to regain your perspective and reclaim God's peace."
Karen Ehman, Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker and New York Times bestselling author of Keep It Shut and Listen, Love, Repeat

"For many years, my business card could have read, 'Glynnis Whitwer, Chronically Overwhelmed.' Oh that I had read Kathi and Cheri's book back family (and soul) would have thanked them! In Overwhelmed, Kathi and Cheri address the drowning cry of this generation with honesty, humility, and hope that speaks to the depth of my heart. This isn't a 'pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps' approach, but the kindest most encouraging look, with innovative solutions, at a problem that plagues women everywhere. I loved this book!"
Glynnis Whitwer, Executive director of communications Proverbs 31 Ministries; author of nine books, including Taming the To-Do List and I Used to Be So Organized

"Wow! What a practical resource! We all experience feelings of being overwhelmed but often don't know what to do about it. Kathi and Cheri provide practical wisdom to dissect the feelings, determine the causes, and help us discover new strategies and healthy habits. My stress level decreased just reading these pages!"
Jill Savage, Founder and CEO of Hearts at Home, author of Better Together

"In a culture that measures success according to crowded calendars and impossible commitments, Kathi and Cheri promise rescue. No more flailing about in the Ocean of Overwhelm. No more panic and empty promises to 'slow down' and 'say no.' Instead, a practical and personal plan to escape the chaos and come up for air. Hang on, my friend. Help is on the way."
Michele Cushatt, author of Undone

"If you've picked up this book, you're probably in over your head. Take courage—Kathi and Cheri have been there. Boy, have they been there! And they have hard-won, hands-on, priceless advice on finding your way to calmer waters. The best part is: They know that everyone has a different life and show exactly how to tailor their advice to suit your personality and your own set of ongoing challenges. Don't miss this. Overwhelmed is a quick read, but an invaluable one for every woman."
Shaunti Feldhahn, Social researcher and bestselling author of For Women Only

"Although we live in a world that views busyness as a virtue and overwhelmed as our trophy, Kathi and Cheri gently lead us with humor, personal stories, and powerful practical steps into a life of more order, peace, and space to breathe. They're the girlfriends extraordinaire who let us know we're not alone but won't let us stay on the crazy treadmill we've been pounding. I'm off to apply their awesome applications!"
Amy Carroll, Author of Breaking Up with Perfect and Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker and writer

"Warning! This book might just mess up your maxed out, emotionally overloaded life...if, and only if, you take the suggestions seriously and choose to move toward the mentoring offered by Kathi and Cheri. Their help is pragmatic...practical, possibly even painful at times, but always purposed. Overwhelmed is page after page of the motivation and inspiration you need to progress beyond your body-mind-and-soul stress."
Gwen Smith, Author of I Want It All and Broken into Beautiful and cofounder of Girlfriends in God

"I can't stop reading and rereading this book! When a woman feels overwhelmed, sometimes she just needs someone to look at her and say, do this. That's how I felt as I read the words of Kathi and Cheri, friends just telling me, here's your next step. They both normalized all my 'overwhelmed' feelings and gave me so many practical tools to help me find my next faithful step. Every woman needs this book!"
Nicki Koziarz, Proverbs 31 Speaker and author of 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn't Quit

"Feeling overwhelmed is more than a passing emotion. It can become a pattern, a state of mind, and a spiritually sticky place where you cannot move forward. To flourish in the freedom God promises, you need to find a way out. Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory's Overwhelmed is that way out. These two close friends will bring you into the fold of their friendship and share their own overwhelmed stories, help you begin to think about yours, and then walk you through what it means to be overwhelmed and how to break the cycle of staying stuck in that frustrating and hopeless place and moving to a place of living free and brave."
Susy Flory, New York Times bestselling author or coauthor of eleven books and director of West Coast Christian Writers Conference

"This book isn't one person's system fit to their personality—the personality you don't have. Instead, from the very first chapter, Kathi and Cheri provide 'micro-steps', steps I've begun, that are already removing the weight of overwhelmed."
Lynn Cowell, Author of Magnetic, Proverbs 31 author and speaker

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