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This week on Amish Wisdom we’ve got two guests who will help you start 2012 right. The first half hour we’ll hear from Deborah Pegues about taming your fears. Whether it’s failing finances, rocky relationships, or the angst of aging, the spirit of fear is paralyzing people from living out the lives God intended them to fulfill. What can be done? Are we destined to be slaves to our fears? Deborah will help answer those questions and more. Then during the second half hour we’ll hear from Saundra Dalton-Smith. Saundra is  a practicing physician who shows women how to break free from fear, insecurity, and other lies they tell themselves and into a life of health and balance in her new book, Set Free to Live Free. She’ll be sharing her tips for freeing ourselves from some of the mental ties we bind ourselves with: perfection, envy, image, balance, control, emotions, and limits. 

Both Deborah and Saundra have copies of their book to giveaway – leave a comment {HERE} (with your email address) for a chance to win one. Two winners (one for each book) will be selected next week and notified next week via email. 

More about Deborah: Deborah Smith Pegues is a dynamic, high-energy motivational speaker, CPA, and certifiedbehavior specialist who delivers sage advice on gaining relational, financial, and emotional freedom. Her books include 30 Days to Taming Your Tongue, 30 Days to Taming Your Finances, 30 Days to Taming Your Stress, Confronting Without Offending, and more. Her advice has appeared in several national magazines. Pegues has also made radio and television appearances on shows produced by FamilyNet, Salem Radio Network, Moody Broadcasting Network, and more.

For more about Deborah and her other books, visit http://www.confrontingissues.com.

More about 30 Days to Taming Your Fears: Deborah Smith Pegues, behavioral specialist and bestselling author of 30 days to Taming Your Tongue (more than 500,000 copies sold), sheds light on rational and irrational fears and offers readers a path of hope and assurance.

With her trademark clarity and practical wisdom, Deborah addresses spiritual, relational, physical safety, financial, and emotional fears with godly principles and straightforward helps. Each step of the way, she gives readers power over fear by helping them understand:

  • the foundation of  their fears
  • God’s  perspective on their specific anxiety, fear, or phobia
  • how to respond to fear triggers with information, awareness, and confidence
  • ways to embrace healthy fears and to resist unhealthy ones
  • how  neutralizing their fears  maximizes their life

This will be an invaluable resource for anyone walking the minefield of constant apprehensions who is ready to exchange fear for the peace which passes all understanding.

More about Saundra: Saundra Dalton-Smith is a physician, teacher, wife, and mother who is passionate about helping women overcome the mental barriers that prevent them from living free in Christ. She combines the knowledge and compassion of her medical training with biblical principles to offer those bound by insecurity, anxiety, fear, and doubt a prescription for living free. To learn more about Saundra visit www.setfreetolivefreebook.com. Read more at http://www.drdaltonsmith.com/about.aspx.

More about Set Free to Live Free: A Physician Shows How Our Physical Health Is Impacted By Spiritual and MentalChoices

Discover the seven lies women believe about themselves and how they can overcome them 

Author Saundra Dalton-Smith, a practicing physician, shows women how to break free from fear, insecurity, and other lies they tell themselves into a life of health and balance in Set Free to Live Free (ISBN: 978-0-8007-1993-7, May 2011, $12.99). Smith shares with readers how one patient reshaped her practice and approach to medicine. One day, a patient entered her office, and as Smith listened, she recognized she would need to work closely with this patient if she was to get better. She could not simply offer the latest medications, but would instead need to walk with the patient and help her become free from the lies that had impacted her physical health. Readers will journey with this patient and others as Smith shares how their triumphs became her motivation to see others free.

Imagine life with unlimited possibility, where fear, misconceptions, and insecurities don’t have the power to rob us of our potential or our dreams. Many women have trouble seeing this vision, because they are bound by mental ties that keep them from living free. In Set Free to Live Free, Smith will show women how to break free from seven mental ties that hold them back: perfection, envy, image, balance, control, emotions, and limits. She encourages women to embrace spontaneity, be transparent, nurture their bodies, and cultivate a balanced life through compassionate and inspirational writing.

A study guide is provided at the end of the book outlining each chapter with discussion questions.

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