I recently finished the book Fearless-Imagine Your Life Without Fear by Max Lucado. I received it in ebook format from the Thomas Nelson blog review program.
I have always been a "Max" fan. I think he is an incredible writer and minister. I love his true-blue, easy-chair style of writing, and hitting life’s nail right on the head.
Beginning with why we are afraid, Max touches upon many aspects of the things that bring fear into our lives. While I found many of his points I have already examined and worked through, I felt validated as I read through the many scriptures he provides as evidence that Jesus wants us to live a full life without fear. While I feel I don’t personally live my life thinking something bad will happen, I certainly can relate to the anxiety caused by thoughts of losing a loved one, not protecting my kids, or that pesky shadow of a doubt, among others.
I particularly enjoyed the discussion questions covering each chapter at the end of the book. These certainly help you to think through and apply these words of wisdom to your own situation, and would be great for journaling.
The chapters are such an easy-read as the stories, examples, and fatherly advice are concreted together with good solid scripture.
So what did I really take away from this book? A warm fuzzy feeling that this world is not such a big scary place? I have more fears than I thought? There is so much more out there I should be scared of than just the dark?
Well, in the end, I feel I have a more thorough understanding of what Jesus meant when he said "Do not be afraid." We can choose to step out with courage and trust that God has our backs.
I would highly recommend this book.
Fearless can be purchased for $24.99 as a hard copy, or in other formats here.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255