Peace Be with You

Tools and Thoughts to Guide You from Anxiety to Serenity

by Rev. Dr. Garrett J. Andrew & Linda Abbott Trapp PhD



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/16/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 74
ISBN : 9781489746535
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 74
ISBN : 9781489746559
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 74
ISBN : 9781489746542

About the Book

Peace be With You is a timely treasure, certain to help heal today’s troubled hearts and minds. ­ This remarkable team, a psychologist and a minister, uplift the reader while providing solid expertise and insight ...and not shying away from revealing their own very personal, even intimate, life challenges.”

Grace Bubulka, RN, MSN and author

Her published books include Heartstrings, a teen novel about sexual abuse, and Beyond Th­is Reality, a personal account of a near-death experience

“As an artist, my work is designed to enhance the viewer’s understanding of, and love for, animals and to support conservation initiatives. In Peace be With You, Linda’s art performs a similar function, echoing the healing power of the text, offering insight, calm, and inspiration. Art can touch us in a deep and moving way, providing a feeling of spiritual well-being, strengthening and hastening our healing process.”

Gemma Gyling Highly awarded and widely known wildlife artist Best in Show, Artists for Conservation, 2022 and Best in Show, Colored Pencil Society, 2017, Featured in Color Magazine and Featured in Artists for Conservation, among many awards


Are you depressed, anxious, or just fed up? You are not alone! ­

The statistics for the mental and physical health of Americans are terrifying. ­ The news of our days is filled with war, economic turmoil, political dysfunction, and environmental catastrophe. “Peace Be with You,” is a book that honestly confronts these issues with hope that comes from the combined experience of two different authors with experiences in counseling, coaching, preaching, writing, and leading people on journeys to peace. ­

This timely and short book can be used as a workbook in small groups, or read individually, and offers practical tools combined with deep wisdom to help guide you from anxiety to inner peace and serenity.

Start your journey toward peace today!

About the Author

Dr. Trapp is a retired educator and counselor, as well as an active artist. She has held numerous faculty and administrative positions, most recently, as Dean of Students and Associate Professor at the California School of Professional Psychology in Fresno. She later owned the Management Consulting Firm, Abbott & Associates, and personally delivered in excess of 3300 workshops, speeches, retreats, and coaching sessions for business, academic, and governmental leaders over an 18 year period. Born in upstate New York, she has lived and worked in many states, as well as in Ethiopia, Mexico, and briefly in Siberia. Her published books include: Fresno, Valley of Abundance, Ornamental Plants and Flowers of Tropical Mexico, Letters to my Granddaughters, and Intentional Living, as well as over 200 published articles in the fields of psychology, business, and travel. Her Doctorate is from Iowa State University, and her prior studies took place at Hope College, Harpur College, and the University of Colorado. Her art work has been similarly wide-ranging, with her pottery, weaving, and woodwork in a number of private collections. For the last 20 years, however, she has been primarily working in watercolor, and finds it best expressed her soul. She has four grown children, and five grandchildren. She currently lives in California with her husband Robert and their pets: Witney, a Golden Retriever, and Jeffrey, a quite independent grey tabby cat. Her artwork can be seen at: Rev. Dr. Andrew is the pastor of Nipomo Community Presbyterian Church, with experience in diverse church and religious settings. A seasoned and award winning preacher, he has an ability to make Scriptures come alive and speak to the lives and situations of those who hear him and read his writings. He has broken down the walls of race in church settings, and has been invited to preach in historic African-American congregations. He has led prayer vigils with Muslims and Hindus, has spoken at colleges about inter-faith issues and Christian history, and regularly writes “A Thought for the Day” that is shared widely. With degrees from Chapman University, San Francisco Theological Seminary, and McCormick Theological Seminary, Garrett is considered a scholar, preacher, and writer who speaks with honesty and hope. He lives in Nipomo, California with his wife Melinda, and their two school-aged children, Langston and Kensington.