Tuesday, September 8, 2009

WEDNESDAY: Fearless by Max Lucado

Yes, I know it is Tuesday. No, I didn't make a mistake in posting a book about faith today, when I should be talking about a great book for kids. Today is the release date for the new Max Lucado book, Fearless and as a reviewer for Thomas Nelson, I needed to post my review today. So, come back tomorrow to hear about a fun children's book my son and I enjoyed this summer.

Fear. It paralyzes. It discourages. It holds back. It robs. Fear can keep us from enjoying the life God has given and it can keep us from venturing out on any new adventures with Him. Max Lucado's latest book, Fearless, hopes to challenge readers to leave behind the life of fear and keep our eyes on Christ.

For me, it succeeded. I was challenged and inspired by Fearless. There were portions of the book that seemed written just for me and brought me to tears. Each chapter examines a different sort of fear (fear of insignificance, fear of death, fear of violence, etc.) and gives recommendations for dealing with that fear. Each chapter includes trademark Lucado Bible analysis. I love how he breaks down a Bible story in a way you may not have seen before (my favorite in this book is a discussion of the Transfiguration). I believe this is a book I would read regularly, to refocus my eyes off my fears and onto Christ. It comes with discussion questions for groups or individuals looking for ways to dig farther into the material.

[I am a reviewer for the Thomas Nelson Book Review Blogger program.
I received a free copy of this book to read and review with no expectation of a positive review.]

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