Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Awesome Book!

When I signed up to review Fearless I was excited to have the opportunity to read another Max Lucado book; I have always loved his writing style. I also was intrigued by the title since I tend to be a worrier.

Fearless, Max Lucado’s newest book, deals with how we as Christians live in fear of everything and what we can do to escape our fears. Max presents thirteen everyday fears, explains those fears with examples and shows how Christ wants us to live a life free of fear. He quotes liberally from the Bible to back up his points, or should I say he expounds on the Bible’s points, as what he is presenting is not anything new, but rather something that has always been intended for us – a joyful life in Christ.

This book held my attention and was so well written that I didn’t want to put it down. Fearless opened my eyes to the fact that I let my fears dictate how I live my life. Through Max Lucado’s insightful writing and his frequent use of Scripture from various translations, this book has challenged me to let go of my “fear cushion” and start living the fearless life that God intends for all Christians. He doesn’t want us to “spend life on the edge of the pool” (81).

While I did feel like he could have combined/condensed a couple of chapters, Fearless was a book that I was looking forward to reading and I am glad that I did. It is a must read!