Tuesday, September 8, 2009

fearless by max lucado

What if I never get married?
What if that lump is cancer?
What if I don't score high enough on the GRE to get into the grad school I want?
What if someone breaks into the house while I'm home alone?
What if, what if, what if???

Imagine Your Life Without Fear

That's the tag line for Max Lucado's new book, Fearless, which releases today. I am well acquainted with fear. When I was young, I worried about practically everything--my mom's pregnancies, spelling tests, getting left behind in the rapture. As I got older, I conquered my fears ... until another friend got married, I found a funky-looking mole, or I stayed alone in my grandma's farmhouse.

Lucado addresses each of my fears, and probably each of yours, in Fearless. He dedicates each chapter to a different type of fear: not mattering, disappointing God, violence, worst case scenarios, etc. Through each chapter, he gives practical advice for removing fear's foothold in your life, backing his words up with Scripture.

My favorite chapter, "Woe, Be Gone," deals with worry. In this chapter, Lucado gives eight practical steps for stopping worry, and I plan to use them. As Lucado says on pg. 45, "Worry accomplishes nothing." (How I wish my nine-year-old self could have understood that!)

What I appreciate most about this book is the wealth of Scripture utilized. It's one thing to say, "This is what Max Lucado thinks about fear," and it's quite another to say, "This is what God says about fear." In this book, Lucado communicates the truth of the Bible in a very compelling and understandable package. I highly recommend it!

(I received a copy of Fearless as part of Thomas Nelson's book review blogger program.)


  1. I signed up to review books too!
    How long does it usually take to get your books? It been almost 2 weeks and I haven't got my book yet.

  2. It usually takes about a week for me to get my books. After I requested one yesterday, they sent me an email saying they're going to use USPS rather than UPS from now on, so maybe that will take longer. Since it's been 2 weeks, it wouldn't hurt to send them an email; if nothing else, they should be able to tell you when they sent it.

    What book will you be reviewing?

  3. They are going to resend it.

    I am reviewing Fresh Start by Doug Fields.


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