Book review: Fearless (by Max Lucado)

Title: Fearless
Author: Max Lucado
Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Imagine your life without fear. Who won’t want that? I would want that, so that attracted me to read the book.

Through the chapters Max Lucado assures the reader a life without fear is possible and we can fear less because of the promise of Christ. Each chapter deals with a fear we would likely face eg fear of not mattering, fear of disappointing God, fear of worst-case scenarios, fear of overwhelming challenges, and so on. In each chapter Max Lucado uses his experience, or stories from someone, or even the bible, to explain the fear, how it came about, and how it affects us. Then he shows, using examples from the bible, how to overcome the fear and what God says regarding that fear. Towards the end of the book is a section containing questions meant for further thoughts or group discussion on the subject.

I like one of the examples Max Lucado used. He shares that when he was a child he would sit on his father’s lap and drive. He was not fearful of driving into the ditch or overturning a curve because his father’s hands were on the steering wheel too. His father was the actual driver controlling the speed and making the turns. I think that example shows clearly that God is really the one in control, not us.

In a nutshell, if I understand the book correctly, we need faith and prayer to realize a life without fear.

Max Lucado has another book on the same subject: Facing your giants.

PS: I borrowed this book from the library. I have not received any form of compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the publisher or author mentioned in the post.


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