Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear By Max Lucado
Fearless is a uplifting book that addresses the reasons we experience fear, fear's effects on our lives, and how through Christ we can over come our fears. The below text is from Thomas Nelson publishing.
"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. Over sized 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"
In this video Mr. Lucado addresses questions frequently asked concerning fear. This video helps to show the flow of his book, and showcases it's uplifting qualities.
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Table of Contents
- Why Are We Afraid?
- The Villagers of Stiltsville: Fear of Not Mattering
- God's Ticked Off at Me: Fear of Disappointing God
- Woe, Be Gone: Fear of Running Out
- My Child Is in Danger: Fear of Not Protecting My Kids
- I'm Sinking Fast: Fear of Overwhelming Challenges
- There's a Dragon in My Closet: Fear of Worst-Case Scenarios
- The Brutal Planet: Fear of Violence
- Make-Believe Money: Fear of the Coming Winter
- Scared to Death: Fear of Life's Final Moments
- Caffeinated Life: Fear of What's Next
- The Shadow of a Doubt: Fear That God Is Not Real
- What If Things Get Worse?: Fear of Global Calamity
- The One Healthy Terror: Fear of God Getting Out of My Box
- Conclusion: William's Psalm
"Max Lucado loves words – written, spoken – it does not matter. He loves to craft sentences that are memorable, inspiring and hopefully life-changing. In almost 25 years of writing, more than 65 million books filled with his words have been sold.
Max is the only author to have won three Christian Book of the Year* awards—in 1999 for Just Like Jesus, in 1997 for In the Grip of Grace, and in 1995 for When God Whispers Your Name. In 2005, Reader’s Digest magazine dubbed him “America’s Best Preacher” and in 2004, Christianity Today magazine called him “America’s Pastor.” The product line for 3:16—The Numbers of Hope sold more than four million units worldwide, including one million units of the cornerstone trade book of the same title (released in September 2007), making it the fastest selling Lucado product in his career.
His works have appeared on every major national bestseller list including Publishers Weekly, USA Today, The New York Times, Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, and Christian Booksellers Association. He has been featured in countless media outlets and national broadcasts.
Max’s writings have been published in a wide array of formats including adult books, gift books, children’s titles, Bibles, commentaries, calendars and devotionals. He is also the author/creator of “Max Lucado’s Hermie & Friends” brand family, one of the most popular animated DVD series in the marketplace, with more than 5 million units sold to date. His words have also inspired a branded line of greeting cards and gift books for Hallmark/Dayspring that has sold more than 15 million copies since its 2001 debut.Max Lucado is the Minister of Writing and Preaching at the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, where he has served since 1988. He has been married to Denalyn Lucado since 1981, and they have three grown daughters—Jenna, Andrea and Sara—and one son-in-law, Brett.
A comprehensive list of his books is available online (PDF download).
Birth Place: San Angelo, TX
Graduate: Andrews High School, Andrews, TX
BA Mass Communications, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX
MA: Biblical and Related Studies, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX
Associate Minister, Central Church of Christ, Miami, FL
Church Planning Missionary, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Currently serving as Senior Minister, Oak Hills Church, San Antonio, TX"
The Above information was found at http://www.maxlucado.com
My Personal Opinion:
The chapters I have read though are impressive, being both interesting and uplifting whiling helping one to see the truth about fear. The way the author conveys his thoughts through his life experiences, humorous stories, and scripture passages helps one to see that through Christ we can over come our fears. I love the author's since of humor, throughout this book are stories illustrating the author's point. Fearless is written in a conversational tone, giving one the impression of speaking with an old friend. This is an enjoyable and uplifting book, which I plan to finish reading.