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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fearless By Max Lucado (Book Review)

Thomas Nelson recently offered 1000 bloggers the opportunity to review Max Lucado's new book Fearless.  I was blessed with the chance to be one of those 1000. 

Max Lucado is a well-known best-sellling author and pastor.  You can find more information about him at

Book Description

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?

My Thoughts

I loved the way this book is broken down into different chapters based on the types of fears many people have.  You will see topics such as:
  • Fear of Not Mattering
  • Fear of Disappointing God
  • Fear of Running Out
  • Fear of Not Protecting My Kids
  • Fear of Overwhelming Challenges
  • Fear of Worst-Case Scenarios
  • Fear of Violence
  • Fear of the Coming Winter
  • Fear of Life's Final Moments
  • Fear of What's Next
  • Fear That God Is Not Real
  • Fear of Global Calamity
  • Fear of God Getting Out of My Box
I am sure anyone can relate to one of these fears.  I found places in this book that really spoke to my heart.  Things I could relate to became evident.  I enjoyed the way Max Lucado placed a present day example along with a biblical example and reference.  I know many people find it difficult to relate to a Bible story but Max has a way of bringing the Bible to life in the present day.  If you have ever been afraid (and we know you have) then this book will likely bring you some peace.

Be sure to check out the following links associated with the book.


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