Max Lucado has provided his readers with another book of inspiration and encouragement with the release of Fearless - Imagine Your Life Without Fear.
The timing of this release is noteworthy. In a season where people are nervous about the economy, wary of the threat of terrorism, and apprehensive about one's own position in life, this book comes to us with some much needed assurance and hope.
The premise of the book is simple: If we trust God more, we can fear less.
Lucado is a master at painting a word picture and making the reader feel like you're sitting down with him in a coffeeshop, listening to his stories and relating your own life circumstances within each narrative. He is adept at connecting appropriate lessons from the lives we encounter in Scripture to the lives we are living today.
In this book, he addresses the fears that people face: fear of not mattering, fear of not protecting my kids, fear of life's final moments, fear of what's next, and many more. Each chapter stands alone and serves as the basis for a great conversation around the specific fear that's addressed. In fact, the book includes a study guide in the back for use in a small group setting.
Published by Thomas Nelson, a portion of the book is available as a small, paperback booklet. It includes portions from five of the chapters and is a great tool to introduce someone to the concepts offered in the complete text.