I am using this book to lead a bible study group. I've used it before in other groups and as before, the way Joyce presents the word of God in a practical, useable fashion changes outlooks and therefore lives. Her transparency in revealing the struggles she has had and how God enabled her to overcome brings it home. My group loved the book and we are working to put into practice God's word in our daily lives to truly live anxiety free. I believe it is possible. When I first read the book, I made and continue to make changes in my approach to difficult situations that have reduced my worry and anxiety dramatically. I have read this book 3 times and plan to keep on reading it until the word of God in it and the practical lessons are such a part of me I am truly anxiety free. I highly recommend it for any gender and any age.