Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Fearless by Max Lucado

In a time when we have so many questions about where our lives are headed Max Lucado releases his newest book Fearless. From the first chapter "Why Are We Afraid" to the conclusion he addresses many of the different fears that we face on a daily basis.

I've always believed there are no coincidences, so when this book arrived from Thomas Nelson Publishers just two days after my truck was stolen I immediately flipped through the chapters. Most notable to me at that time was the chapter "Fear of Violence" and I eagerly read through it. Rather than fill out the chapter with words I've heard a hundred times, Max Lucado starts off with this Bible verse - "Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul." - Matthew 10:28. I do realize that auto theft is a far cry from true violence, but I will also admit to feeling fear in the aftermath of the theft. Reading this chapter and specifically this verse helped me in so many ways to deal with my emotions.

I very highly recommend this book as it is not an overbearing "learn to deal with it" type of a book. The tone in Max Lucado's book is like that of a friend giving advice and being able to back it up with scripture.

5 comments:

Debby said...

Max Lucado is one of my favorite authors. I need to pick back up on my devotional reading and this may be a good one to start with. My daughter and I very much appreciate your book reviews.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I enjoy Max Lucado's books and this one looks great! I will have to add it to my reading list. Thanks for sharing. Love & blessings from NC!

Tea With Tiffany said...

I did a blog review on the same book for Thomas Nelson. I love getting free books and then passing them on.

grammy said...

I can't believe how many people are posting about that book. i love his books so i will have to get it. How do you get to be one of the people that gets sent a book to review?

Grandma Elsie said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. I hope you will be encouraged and blessed.
I love Max Lucado 's writings.
Haven't bought any new books for a while. have to put this one on my list.