Can you imagine a life without fear? Max Lucado’s newest book Fearless got me started.
I was waiting to meet up with a friend, sipping a cup of decaf with Max Lucado’s newest book in hand.
My friend greets me. “Watcha reading?”
“Fearless. It’s a book that explores what life might look like, if we lived without fear.”
This particular friend isn’t a believer, so I was subtly throwing a line out to see if the topic might be of interest. Maybe she’d like to borrow the book for a read?
It didn’t turn out to be such a big attraction. I don’t blame her.
Exploring my fears is probably the last thing I’d like to do in my dealings with fears.
I like to keep mine quietly locked away, with the keys hidden for good measure.
Funny thing is, fears can’t be kept in a box.
The not-so-funny thing is, fears can keep me living in a box.
Can you imagine your life without fear?
This was the question Max asked on the jacket of his new book.
Hmm… Now, that is an attractive proposition.
Max Lucado deftly guides the reader through fears, chapter by chapter, under the light of Scripture, but with the humanity of self transparency and empathy. You know this guy is gonna get you, because he tipped his hand first.
Some chapters may not be as applicable as others. But for the two that hit home in my case (Fear of Worst Case Scenarios and Fear of the Coming Winter), dragon slaying fears was well worth the read.
If I had to make a bet on which chapter was Max’s favorite to write, I’d put my money on Make Believe Money: The Fear of the Coming Winter.
It was the funniest and the Scriptural back ups most poignant.
But, Max did. Superbly.
How do you handle fear? What role does it play in your decision making?
This post is Part 1 of Slaying My Dragons of Fear. In upcoming posts, I will be writing about the hope I found
in facing my fears while reading Max Lucado's newly released book, Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear
Read Part 2: Are You a Feargazer?
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Full Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book as a participant of Thomas Nelson's Book Review Program.