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Best-selling Authors Release Groundbreaking Book to Help Readers Achieve Lasting Change

'Take Your Life Back' by Steve Arterburn & Dr. David Stoop

Now Available Nationwide


Contact: Heidi McDow, 972-267-1111, heidi@alarryross.com; Zane Harrington, 972-267-1111, zane@alarryross.com

CAROL STREAM, Ill., Oct. 4, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- New York Times best-selling authors Stephen Arterburn and Dr. David Stoop, creators of the No. 1 bestselling Life Recovery Bible, are helping readers take action to improve their lives and liberate themselves from personal guilt, shame and pressure in their new book, "Take Your Life Back: Stop Letting the Past and Other People Control You." The book releases nationwide today, Oct. 4, from Tyndale (ISBN: 978-1-4964-1367-3, MSRP: $15.99, Format: Paperback, 272 pages).

"Take Your Life Back" uses personal examples, clinical insight and scriptural truth to help readers of all backgrounds identify and overcome negative relationships and situations that are barring them from living a fulfilled life.

"People are not free in this world. We have to ask ourselves 'Who or what owns you?'" said Arterburn. "Sometimes our entire lives are built on a some kind of fear or past experience. For me, there was a time in my life where I was controlled by darkness. I thought I had to earn forgiveness and freedom from my past actions by living in personal shame as punishment, but that is not the way life is supposed to be. We have to learn how to liberate ourselves from the daily darkness, anxiety and fear."

"Take Your Life Back" is aimed at helping people from all walks of life – whether married or single, dealing with the trials of parenting, facing addiction to food, finding a work-life balance or seeking to overcome shame and regret. In the book, Arterburn and Stoop guide individuals through recognizing and owning the need to change before providing the vital steps to obtain peace and balance in their lives. 

"Any book by Steve Arterburn is a welcome event," said best-selling author and pastor Max Lucado. "But this book is especially timely. Read it and be instructed, inspired and encouraged."

In addition to the over-arching concept of the book, Arterburn and Stoop address how to overcome common obstacles in life, including: those with a compulsive need to say "yes;" properly responding rather than reacting to stress and crippling behaviors; toxic friendships and harmful relationships; addiction to social media, substance abuse, pornography and alcohol; and the failure to launch trend when young people in their late 20s and early 30s move back home rather than forging out on their own. 

Arterburn and Stoop are well-respected leaders in their field with vital experience in helping people overcome life's trials. Arterburn, the founder Women of Faith and New Life Ministries, hosts "New Life TV" and the No. 1 nationally syndicated Christian counseling talk radio show, "New Life Live!" He has authored more than 100 books, including bestsellers such as "Every Man's Battle," and "Healing Is A Choice." Stoop is a licensed psychologist, a host of "New Life Live!," a pastor and Gold Medallion-winning author of more than 30 books.

In addition to "Take Your Life Back," the book's companion devotional, "Take Your Life Back Day by Day," will further provide readers essential daily encouragement grounded in Scripture for how to create God-honoring, healthy relationships. The wisdom offered in "Take Your Life Back Day by Day" will be able to offer real help to the broken relationships and also challenge people of faith to build stronger relationships.

"Take Your Life Back" is available now, just prior the 25th anniversary of the authors' best-selling Life Recovery Bible in January 2017. More information is available at takeyourlifeback.tv

Note: To Editors: For more information on "Take Your Life Back," go to www.takebackyourlife.tv. To arrange an interview with Steve Arterburn or Dr. David Stoop, please contact Heidi McDow at Heidi@alarryross.com or call 972-267-1111.