by Karen Lewis
I enjoyed the book, Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear, by Max Lucado. Max is a family man and one of our generation’s most popular Christian authors, with over 33 million copies of his books sold. Born in San Angelo, Texas, he is a preaching minister at Oak Hills Church of San Antonio, Texas.
This book explores the concept of fear versus faith. It offers an inspirational challenge for us to imagine our life without fear. Fearless not only asks “Would it create a very different life?” but also explores the question which may arise in our hearts and minds: “Are we living the life we want, or is fear holding us back?”
I like how descriptively its stories are told, forming a clear picture in my mind of what is being expressed. There is a sense of humor in the writing which is a great addition. It certainly makes the topic of fear take on an unexpectedly light-hearted approach.
The book has several biblical references, and Max explains well how scripture can relate to everyday life. Fearless contains a lot of examples that differentiate between fear and faith and explains the difference. It would have been helpful to have more practical suggestions or steps for overcoming fear. However, I encourage anyone wanting to have a deeper understanding of the subject of faith versus fear to take part in the discussion guide at the end.
My favorite quote from the book is:
“When everything else changes, God’s presence never does. You journey in the company of the Holy Spirit, who ‘will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you (John 14:26)’. So make friends with whatever’s next. Embrace it. Accept it. Don’t resist it. Change is not only a part of life; Change is a necessary part of God’s strategy.”
Fearless demonstrates that, through Jesus Christ, we can overcome anything. No matter how big or small our fears may be, we don’t have to be ruled by them. On a 5-star scale, I give this book an overall rating of 3 stars.