Fear is simple: “I’m scared of…” Fill in the blank. But when we examine the dimensions of fear, we see that it can play a significant role in various aspects of our lives. Max Lucado unpacks all the subtle places fear can attack us and what the Bible says about how we should respond.
Plain and simple: in America 2009 we have realized that things we take for granted are not as secure as we thought. Our jobs, investments, and retirement accounts are not guaranteed anymore. Fear slowly pushed its way in and now has hit many of us square in the jaw. Personally I’ve never felt uncertainty (in the job market) like this season I’m in. I’m glad for Max’s words to investigate and remember what Jesus had to say about trusting him. In classic Lucado fashion, Fearless shows us how Christians should respond to different fears in our lives. Do we ultimately bring all things to Jesus? Of course we should… And what a reassuring message when so many practical aspects of our lives, from career to money to family to death, are infected with fear.
I’ve included a video of Max talking about Fearless.
A few months back I stumbled upon a blog by Michael Hyatt, CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishing. Somewhere in there I found out that they have a blogger review program. The idea is that they ship you an advanced copy of a book in return for a book review that you post on your blog, their website, and at least one commercial site (such as Amazon). Well I’m always a fan of free stuff and I figured it would be a good way to add some goals to my reading habit and challenge me in my writing hobby.
The first book I received was Fearless by Max Lucado. I’ve read a few of Max’s books, so I knew what to expect. But what convinced me to choose this book was Hyatt’s raving review of the book – that it was one of the most timely books written considering the state of our nation. And did I mention it was free? I’ll be reviewing the book Tuesday morning, so please check out the review and post a comment of you’re so inclined – the publishers will appreciate your feedback and attention.
I’ve already got the next book – it’s by one of my favorite authors, Donald Miller. His new book is entitled A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. I’m so excited to read this because Katie has already stole my copy and is at page 190 in less than 48 hours! Michael Hyatt liked the book so much that he included a second copy so that we could give one away, so I’ll be giving away a free copy on my blog on Tuesday September 8th. Stay tuned if you’re interested!