Fearless by Max Lucado

Fear abounds in today’s world, and not just in the obvious ways of terrorism, natural disasters, and sickness. American advertising plays into our fears of I’m not pretty enough, thin enough, glamorous or sexy enough to be liked or loved. The inferred message is “buy our product and you will be.” Our fear only grows worse.

God knows and understands our propensity to fear. He declares throughout his Word many times and in many different ways for us to not be afraid. Isaiah 41:10 tells us, “‘Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’” This Bible verse is one of my favorites. I have referred to it often over the years because fear has often kept me from living boldly for God.

Like every Max Lucado book I’ve ever read, Lucado cuts right to the root of our fears in his book Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear. Chapter One examines the question “Why Are We Afraid?” Then he dives into a topical look at fear and offers the biblical answers to overcome it. What are you afraid of? Running out of money? Rejection? Not being able to protect your children? Lucado covers it. Global calamity? Cancer? Violence? Lucado covers it, and more.

A discussion guide at the end of the book leads readers into a deeper self-examination to overcome their fears. Use it for group studies or for yourself.

Fearless can help make living without fear a reality.

Debra L. Butterfield © 2012

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