Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Book Review & Giveaway!: Fearless by Max Lucado

Fearless Imagine Your Life Without Fear
By Max Lucado


Book Description

Each sunrise seems to bring fresh reasons for fear.

They're talking layoffs at work, slowdowns in the economy, flare-ups in the Middle East, turnovers at headquarters, downturns in the housing market, upswings in global warming. The plague of our day, terrorism, begins with the word terror. Fear, it seems, has taken up a hundred-year lease on the building next door and set up shop. Oversized and rude, fear herds us into a prison of unlocked doors. Wouldn't it be great to walk out?

Imagine your life, wholly untouched by angst. What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats? If you could hover a fear magnet over your heart and extract every last shaving of dread, insecurity, or doubt, what would remain? Envision a day, just one day, where you could trust more and fear less.

Can you imagine your life without fear?

Preview Fearless right now.

The Fearless Times A great resource from Max Lucado.

My Review

Fear is something we face every day; from spiders to terrorism, from birth to death and everything in between. Max Lucado teaches us that there are ways to rid your life of the fear and truly begin to live. This book is not just for the person that is consumed by fear but the person that has doubts and may not be living to the fullest. Lucado explains how we should be relying on God to rid our lives of fear. He has frequent references to scripture and life stories as examples of how we should be focusing our lives.

Typically it takes me a month or so to finish a book, if it will hold my attention that long. As most moms, I am very busy and reading is low on my to-do list. Occasionally though, I'll come across a book that I cannot put down. Fearless by Max Lucado held my attention, intrgued and educated me. I finished it in five days. Not record breaking by any means but for me that is fast. Fearless is full of Godly insight and wisdom. Max Lucado has a wonderful way of taking a very intense subject, like fear and making it light and sometimes even humorous. Often times it was like being in a conversation with Mr. Lucado. This book was a delight to read. More importantly it changed the way I think about fear.

I have already recommended this book to friends. I am writing this review so that I can recommend it to more people that may be struggling with everyday fears or even people that don't think they are struggling. This book is for everyone. If you need the weight lifted off your shoulders or your doubts erased, this book is for you. This book will truly inspire you.

Book Giveaway!

Thomas Nelson Book Review
has blessed me with a copy of Max Lucado's Fearless to share with my readers. The following are ways that you can enter to win. I will choose the winner (drawn from a hat) on October 1st, when I return from my vacation. All comments will be automatically approved, so please no spam or junk. Leave a comment for EACH entry!

  1. Leave a comment describing a fear that you have (to qualify any other entries you must do this first).
  2. Blog about this giveaway and post your link in a comment.
  3. If you don't blog, email your friends the link to this review (cc me in the email).
  4. Follow me or subscribe to my blog.
  5. Add me to your blogroll.
See you in October!! Good luck to you all!

1 comment:

  1. My biggest fear is that something will happen to my children.

    I used to suffer from crazy anxiety, and I've been eyeing that book because of it. It sounds really good.

    Thanks for doing the give-a-way! =)