I have the privilege of reading and reviewing for Thomas Nelson Publishers, and my first review is for FEARLESS by Max Lucado. First I have to say that I have read many Max Lucado books, and loved them and Fearless is no different.
What do you fear? Loss of Job? Being Alone? Not Enough Time? What ever your facing there is a way to get out of that pit of despair and dread that fear seems to pull us all into. Max Lucado gives practical, real life, Scripture based answers to bring us out of the pits of fear. No one is immune to fear, and Max writes in a way that feels like he is speaking directly to your heart. Using real life stories scripture and his own life experiences,Max can speak to us no matter what it is we fear.
The chapters are short and yet filled with so many important tools, that anyone can use. The discussion guide at the end is great for a group study or even just on your own. The Book begins with a story about Max's brother and he writes in a way that makes you truly feel like you do know him. My Favorite chapter and probably the area I struggle most is Chapter 2 which talks about fear of not mattering. Max uses the Villagers of Stiltsville to get his point across. "We fear coming and going and no one knowing" but we don't have to Scripture tells us that we do matter, that our creator chose us. Max reminds us of these truths throughout chapter 2, and the entire book.
"Fear at it's center, is a perceived loss of control." "Fear may fill our world, but it doesn't have to fill our hearts." As 2 Timothy 1:7 says: "For God has not given us a spirit of fear." Fear is, not all bad and fear can protect you, but it doesn't need to control you. Fearless is a book that you can read in one sitting. but it's even better to read together in a group and discuss it chapter by chapter and I can't wait to do that with Fearless. You won't be disappointed, Max Lucado hits another one out of the ball park with Fearless. Great book!