Wow! Amazing! Superb! Those were words going through my mind as I read Fearless. Max Lucado’s book Fearless tackles the topic of understanding how to handle fear in a Christian life the way his book He Chose the Nails tackled the topic of understanding how God’s love is unconditional for a Christian. This was the first Lucado book I’ve read since He Chose the Nails, and like that book, I will be buying extra copies to give to people for their edification.
In Fearless, Lucado has a great balance of humor and poignancy that help the reader through the book. A few of my favorite Points-to-Ponder (PTP) from the book are as follows:
- PTP#1: “Fear, at its center, is a perceived loss of control. When life spins wildly, we grab for a component of life we can manage…The more insecure we feel, the meaner we become” (p. 9).
- PTP#2: “Jesus faced his ultimate fear with honest prayer” (p. 83).
This is so true in our life. When we lose control of events and life begins to become chaotic and in disarray, immediately we turn to fear when we should be turning to God for direction and peace. We much too often forget that going to God in prayer over a situation has greater results than when we try to handle the problems causing our fear.
I would highly recommend Fearless to anyone struggling with thoughts of fear. The time I spent in the book has been enriching, and there are many PTP that I will take with me for further meditation. This book came to me at the right time in my life. Thank you Max Lucado!