Saturday, November 14, 2009

Scared much? Read Fearless!

I just read the newest Max Lucado book, Fearless, and it was great. I don't mean just great, it went beyond great. Fifteen chapters,one hundred eighty pages of sheer brilliance.

What do you do when you're facing the possibility of being laid off, or someone in your family is? What about when you see the economy continues to be in slow down mode? Or your spouse/parent/family member is near death?

How do you get through the fear that grips your soul and refuses to let go? Can you? The back of the book has this:
Imagine your whole 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 the day when you can trust more than fear.

We all have fears. Everyone fears something. No one is immune. So how do we cope with fear? Why does God tell us to not be afraid? It seems He knows something of how we are made and how fearful we all are.

Max Lucado touches on thirteen very real fears we all face. He has a wonderful Dr. Seuss like poem for Fearing we don't matter. In fact I read most of that chapter out loud to my family. It's that good.

He has a chapter on the fear of "What If...", the Fear of disappointing God, violence, death, that God is not real.

If you struggle with fear, I highly recommend this book. It is not an answer book for fears, but gives practical wisdom for combating our deepest fears. You can either order it through, or get it at your local Christian bookstore. Maybe pick it up and give it as a Christmas gift.


  1. Great review. But what's the title of the book, or did I miss it?

  2. Oh shoot. The title of the book is Fearless.