Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Must Read: Fearless by Max Lucado

Max Lucado has done it again; he has written a book that will speak to your heart and cut to your very core. Fearless was a very easy read; with shorter chapters and fluid language, Lucado was able to keep my attention; I wanted to keep reading. There are 15 chapters altogether, covering topics, such as "Fear of Not Mattering, Fear of Disappointing God, Fear of Not Protecting My Kids, Fear of Violence, Fear of Running Out, Fear of Life's Final Moments, Fear That God is Not Real, Fear of Global Calamity, Fear of God Getting Out of My Box, etc." Watch a wonderful video, done by Max Lucado, about Fearless here.

The book involves not only ways to conquer fear, but it also includes Biblical examples and life stories. Lucado uses examples throughout Jesus' life here on earth; he has a way of making the reader see Jesus as human (which sometimes, I really feel, we can fail to see), as well as the Son of God. The human side you read of Jesus is comforting in a way like no other. From examples of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane to examples of Him on the ship in the midst of the tossing waves, you see Jesus experience life.
Some of the stories used also include well-known figures, such as C.S. Lewis.

I think the chapter that spoke most to my heart was the chapter on doubting and how even Lucado, as a pastor and author of so many books, still has doubts sometimes. He explains ways to win over that doubt and how we have to make sure, during moments of doubt, that we are staying in the Word and seeking moments to be with the body of Christ, to spend time with other believers. I also gleaned great things from the chapter on death; the topic of death brings us so many unanswered questions, amongst them, "What will it be like?"

With stories in the news today, it's so easy to be riddled with fear, but I encourage you to pick up this book. This is a must-read for everyone. It will put things into a whole new perspective, a whole new light.

For more reviews on Fearless, check out Thomas Nelson.


T. Anne September 8, 2009 at 10:24 AM  

This sounds like a book for me, thanx!

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