Monday, January 10, 2011


Fearless - by Max Lucado (Published by Thomas Nelson)

Courtesy of the Thomas Nelson "Booksneeze" program, I recently read this Max Lucado title. It immediately caught my attention. I mean, who DOESN'T want to be Fearless?!! And then there's Jesus, who told us to "Fear not" more than any other statement he made. Yet somehow, living fearlessly is much easier said than done.

In Fearless, the author desires to help us fight fears, both conscious and subconscious, that live within us and sometimes take over our lives. He addresses some of the big fears we all have: not mattering to others, disappointing God, wondering if God is really real, not knowing what's next in life, etc.

Once Lucado identifies some of our core fears, he asks us to look at what our fears are based on. Is it the fear seemingly built into our society and our every day lives? And if that's the case, why are we putting our focus there instead of the everlasting love of our Heavenly Father? Bottom line: when we choose to focus on our fears, we're allowing our faith to be diminished. We put God in a box.

The author, through the scriptures, then challenges us to focus on the Truth, on the Word of God, to overcome our fears. Even our deepest, scariest fears. Through the scriptures and his own experiences, Lucado inspires us to trust Jesus Christ for the abundant life He promised to all how seek Him first.

I loved the book and I loved the promise of living Fearless even more!!