Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Publisher's Summary. 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?

Review. FDR famously declared that “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” In today’s world, however, with 24 hour news and the omnipresent internet it often seems like there is no escape from fear. Fear inhibits us from being the person God created us to be. Who would we be without our constant companion, fear, and what does God have to say about fear? Those who are seeking answers to these questions will be well rewarded by reading Fearless by Max Lucado.

The premise behind Fearless is that “we can fear less tomorrow than we do today.” With the Word as a guide Max Lucado in Fearless explores the Bible’s teachings on fear. Specifically, Lucado identifies 14 fears and the scriptures’ response. Fearless concludes with the powerful example of William Farris, a seven year old West African boy, who composed a psalm-like prayer while witnessing all of his family’s possessions disintegrate in flames. If a little boy can rely on God’s promises to be fearless in the face of such adversity can’t we also put our trust in Him?

Fearless is a glass of water for a thirsty world.


  1. I've seen two fantastic reviews for this book in one day. I might have to just go pick it up.

  2. Great review!

    Thanks for dropping by my book blog. Feel free to join in ChristFocus' book club discussion on "Fearless" when we get started on this book.