Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Fearless by Max Lucado

I am thrilled to be participating in the blog tour for Max Lucado's newest release, Fearless.

What is this book about? From the publisher's website:

Each sunrise seems to bring fresh reasons for fear.

They're talking layoffs at work, slowdowns in the economy, flare-ups in the Middle East, turnovers at headquarters, downturns in the housing market, upswings in global warming. The plague of our day, terrorism, begins with the word terror. Fear, it seems, has taken up a hundred-year lease on the building next door and set up shop. Oversized and rude, fear herds us into a prison of unlocked doors. Wouldn't it be great to walk out?

Imagine your life, wholly untouched by angst. What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats? If you could hover a fear magnet over your heart and extract every last shaving of dread, insecurity, or doubt, what would remain? Envision a day, just one day, where you could trust more and fear less.

Can you imagine your life without fear?

Frankly, this book came to me at a great time. My faithful readers here at Fresh-Brewed Writer know that I am working on trying to be braver this year, both in my life and in my work. Yet, just as recently as yesterday, I succumbed to my fears. Confessing what scares me, what my fears are, in tears.

This book brings to mind much of what the Scriptures tell us about fear, and gently chastises me for my lack of faith, while also encouraging me to take bolder steps in my life.

"Fear creates a form of spiritual amnesia" (10).

"If quantity is any indication, Jesus takes our fears seriously. The one statement he made more than any other is this: Don't be afraid" (11).

If fear is something you've ever struggled with, even on a temporary basis, please check out this book. You won't be sorry.

To learn more about this book, visit Max Lucado's site, Fearless Times.

Special thanks to Thomas Nelson for the opportunity to read this book and review it.

1 comment:

Suko said...

This sounds like a powerful book. Thank you for your review.