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Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear by Max Lucado

It is so easy to be fearful these days. The news constantly reports the bad things. Fire, famine, earthquakes, flooding, tsunamis, volcanoes… it’s enough to make you fear walking outside your door. Add the human element of crime: robberies, shootings, terrorists, plane crashes, diseases and it’s a wonder any of us get out of bed. Throw in a little economic uncertainty and we could easily become recluses.

But we don’t IF we don’t let fear rule our lives. And that’s the message of Fearless by Max Lucado. Don’t let fear take control. Don’t let it paralyze you.

I tend to worry a lot. Not just a little, but a lot. Way more than any one person should. Reading this helps remind me that I can’t control everything. And that it’s okay if I don’t.

I really enjoy Lucado’s writing. I’ve read quite a few books of his over the years and they always have accessible language. He’s like a trusted friend, sitting and chatting with you instead of the well-known pastor and author that he is. I have yet to find a book of his that I didn’t enjoy or get something out of.

I like the study guide at the end. While I didn’t go through every exercise like you would in a group (by writing out my answers, etc.), I read it and like the discussion questions. I think it could be an interesting study for a church group.

When I mentioned to friends that I was reading the book, they asked me to let them know how it was. I will be recommending that they read it. We could all use a little more comfort – and a lot less fear – these days. 4 out of 5 stars.

You can buy Fearless from Amazon, or find out more information from the publisher by clicking here.

This review was not compensated beyond receiving a review copy of the book as part of Thomas Nelson’s Book Review Bloggers program.

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