Dr. Carol Peters-Tanksley understands that Christians are not immune to stress or to the fear and anxiety many experience as a result. As a practicing ob-gyn with more than twenty years’ experience, and as an ordained Christian minister, she understands how to properly address stress from a spiritual perspective.
Dr. Carol helps you experience improved psychological well-being through:
• Understanding specific spiritual and psychological truths
• Employing successful spiritual warfare practices
You will be empowered to decrease psychological distress and begin a new life free from the weight of fear and anxiety.
“Having received the highest level of professional education in both medicine and ministry, Carol Peters-Tanksley is rightfully a physician of the body and soul. Her knowledge of the Bible and medical science refracted through the prism of her extended experience as a medical doctor and minister is reflected in these pages in a most helpful way. Her goal is to minister healing and wholeness to individuals who deal in one way or another with anxiety and fear. There is biblical wisdom, spiritual insights, and practical advice in this volume. Written in simple and straight forward language and avoiding unnecessary clinical and theological vocabulary, this book will offer insights, illumination and spiritual direction to both casual and sophisticated readers. I am happy to recommend it highly to anyone desiring healing and wholeness and a life of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”
—Thomson K. Mathew, DMin, EdD., Professor of Pastoral Care and Dean, College of Theology and Ministry, Oral Roberts University
“Speaking from her unique vantage point of theological and clinical integration, Dr. Carol addresses the important, yet controversial, topic of spiritual warfare with sensitivity and insight. Her realistic perspective and holistic approach lend themselves to a fresh and helpful understanding of the interaction between human experience and spiritual forces. I especially value the manner in which Dr. Carol dispels magical notions of spiritual warfare by emphasizing the practical strategies by which God works by His Spirit within the human heart. I heartily recommend this book for anyone seeking to effectively address experiences of fear and anxiety.”
—Bill Buker, DMin, PhD, LPC, Professor of Counseling, Oral Roberts University Graduate School of Theology and Missions
“Have you ever seen two things that seem diametrically opposed yet true at the same time? Some call it a paradox. Others call is both/and instead of either/or. My friend Carol Peters-Tanksley will take you on that journey in Confident and Unafraid. Instead of feeling guilty and ashamed of fear and anxiety as a Christian, Dr. Carol will teach you to have faith and confidence in the middle of your challenges. This book will challenge and empower you to live confident and unafraid.”
—Sam Chand, Leadership Consultant and author of Leadership Pain
“From the moment I met Dr. Carol Peters-Tanksley, I felt like I had known her for years! Her warmth, and presence as she communicates in person, is duplicated beautifully in her latest book, Confident and Unafraid: Overcoming Fear and Anxiety through Spiritual Warfare. Like her, it’s refreshingly balanced, and totally uncondemning, and her scrutiny of fear and anxiety, is engaging and practical from start to finish! Nothing is left untouched, no stone is left unturned in her quest to lead you on the path to healing. Her medical and ministry experience allows her to weave a thorough examination of the possible physical, emotional and spiritual causes of fear and anxiety, then devotes great energy to offering practical, down to earth steps towards freedom, with the confidence of someone who has done it well!”
—Jane Evans, Senior Pastor, Influencers Church Global, Director of bU Women’s Conferences
CAROL-PETERS TANKSLEY, MD, DMIN
Carol Peters-Tanksley, MD, DMin (sometimes known to her friends as “Doctor-Doctor”) is a licensed ob-gyn and also a doctor of ministry. She has practiced medicine for over twenty-five years and is board certified in obstetrics-gynecology and reproductive endocrinology. She currently practices part time so as to devote more time to writing and other ministry efforts. While continuing to practice medicine, she sought ministry training and completed a DMin degree from Oral Roberts University. She subsequently founded Totally Free Ministries (now Dr. Carol Ministries) as a nonprofit Christian ministry dedicated to helping people discover the Fully Alive kind of life that Jesus came to give each one of us. Dr. Carol and her husband, Al Tanksley, cohosted the Dr. Carol Show radio program for over five years until shortly before his death in 2016. Dr. Carol also enjoys speaking to church groups, women’s groups, and doctors in training, among others. Dr. Carol makes her home in Austin, Texas, where she enjoys being Grandma Carol to four wonderful grandchildren.