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Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  6,925 ratings  ·  371 reviews
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 se
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published September 8th 2009 by Thomas Nelson (first published February 29th 2000)
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Fylvia
Fearless arrived in the mail at 2 pm today. Four hours, several snacks and a few pillow fluffings later, I’ve come to the last page. And I feel affirmed of my normalcy, of my humaness. I also feel encouraged about tomorrow and what it could bring. The book has challenged me to take fear on with the power of God’s presence

If you are a Christian feeling the brunt of life–death, recession, disappointment, whatever–and are afraid, this is a must-read, an investment to a better future. Of course, it
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Seth
I had never read a Max Lucado book before Fearless. Not that I was unfamiliar with his name; it’s hard to recall a Christian home I entered during childhood that didn’t have at least one of his books on a shelf. So I had high expectations for the quality of spiritual depth and practical insight I hoped to encounter while reading this one. Unfortunately, I came away disappointed.

I suppose the book succeeds at its goal—to discuss humanity’s relationship with fear in all aspects of our lives and in
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John

Fear.

Everyone knows that name.

You can see it on the face of a startled infant; you can see it in the eyes of a dying man. Fear is one of the inescapable consequences of being human.

Or is it?

Is it possible to live without fear?

Max Lucado says we can fight fear, and learn to live without its life-draining presence, as we learn to trust in Christ.

His newest book, Fearless, examines fear and how we can combat it. Starting with the nature of fear, he deals chapter by chapter with a wide variety
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Sid Frost
I went to the Writers' League of Texas Agents Conference last month. At one of the sessions I heard about how bloggers can get free books from publishers in return for reviews. One publisher mentioned in particular was Thomas Nelson. I knew this company published Christian books so I contacted them and was approved to do reviews.

When asked, I specified Christian Fiction because that would fit best with The Christian Bookmobile. However, when I checked in to request a book, the only one availabl
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Rebekah
About Fearless:
Seeking to calm a world increasingly plagued by fear and anxiety, Max Lucado tackles the subject of fear with this inspirational title, identifying common fears of the day, and offering spiritual advice for overcoming our fears.

The Review:
As someone who has suffered from anxiety and fear most of my life, I often seek out books on the subject. This was one that I had acquired years ago for review, and had slipped through the cracks. I’m not a religious person, though there was a ti
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Jonathan Barisano
Mar 31, 2014 Jonathan Barisano is currently reading it
Why do we fear?
“Fear may fill our world, but it doesn’t have to fill our hearts. It will always knock on the door. Just don’t invite it in for dinner, and for heaven’s sake don’t offer it a bed for the night.” Why do we fear? Do we need to? The answer is no. “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” (Matt. 8:26). This book really explains why we don’t need to be fearful. But have in mind it is NOT a sin, but it can lead to it. If you have faith, what is there to fear? Like it says in Romans
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Katie
I feel like this book is probably great for people who have a few, vague fears from time to time. But if you're looking for something to help you overcome deep-seeded fears and trust problems, you are definitely in the wrong place.

Basically, Fearless addressed approximately ten different fears you might have in a very shallow way. Using text from the Bible of Jesus telling people (usually the disciples) not to be afraid, Max Lucado elaborated on why being afraid is unbiblical, usually through a
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Lori
I have enjoyed many Max Lucado books, but I have to admit I am not a Max Lucado die-hard fan. For me many of his books began to run together and sound the same. I say that to tell you how much I loved Fearless by Max Lucado. I could not put the book down. Fear is something I struggle with, you name it I am sure I had some fear over it.

God makes it clear that if we as Christians are going to live a life of faith, we need to trust and step out into the unknown. Unfortunately to do that you need to
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Donna
Faith over fear. "Fearless," by Max Lucado, offers practical solutions and Scripture to life's challenges. What is fear? It is really a lack of the ability to control the outcome to a situation. This wonderful book looks at our fears over children, money, the unknown, life, and death. He lists Scripture with each situation to help underscore the fact that God is with us ALL the time. We aren't alone and God's peace can alleviate our fear. Is it really that easy? -with practice leaning on the ev ...more
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"We fear being sued, finishing last, going broke; we fear the mole on the back, the new kid on the block, the sound of the clock as it ticks us closer to the grave," writes Max Lucado in his latest book "Fearless."

Whether rational or irrational, we live in a world and a time in history that startles and alarms us. Author and pastor Max Lucado writes to remind us that this is neither necessary nor productive, but he doesn't chide or ridicule the reader.

You may think you're fearless. But,
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Chris Hyde
For many years, I read each of Max Lucado’s books as they came out. After all, Max Lucado is one of the most widely-read Christian authors of our time. I loved his books. But after a while, I have to be honest, I got bored of his books. They just seemed like they were “same old, same old”. So I went for a long time without reading his newer releases. But then came the opportunity to read an advance copy of his latest book, “Fearless”. I thought, “OK…I’ll try one of his books again.”

“We are peppe
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Jessica
I really loved this book by Max Lucado. It was right up there with my other favorite of his, "Facing Your Giants."

This book, as you can guess by the title, is all about conquering fear. When I first picked it up, I thought it would be more of a generic, overall look at fear. Kind of like looking at everything overall and just evaluating fear itself and ways to overcome it. Instead, what I found was a very in-depth look at all the different kinds of fear, and doubt, that Christians face in today'
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Janet
"I recommend Fearless to anyone who is tired of doom and gloom and ready to step out of fear once and for all."

- Dave Ramsey, The Dave Ramsey Show


Imagine Your Life Without Fear


How would you like to live your life fearless? We live in a day and time where we are scared to turn the corner because we just don't know where it may take us. You turn on the television, pick up the paper or answer you phone and all you see, hear or read about something that can cause fear to your life.

Max has written a
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Win Itmama
“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.”

I’ve never read a Christian book, better yet ANY religious book, besides the Bible. So when I read the words “Religion/Christian Life” as the category for Fearless by Max Lucado… I must a
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Elizabeth
This book provides an answer for the worries of daily life, and Max Lucado writes with a distinctive voice: funny in some places, serious in others, and comforting throughout. I laughed out loud in a few places, and I was delighted as his ability to take an austere topic, specifically a Bible passage, and relay it with both respect and hilarity.

My only complaint is that although the book addresses aspects of secular life that may cause fear, such as deaths, alcohol addictions, financial struggle
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Britni
Fearless is about how to deal with and replace all sorts of fears with faith. The book is being released today so it's written in an extremely scary time for many people. From the fear of not being liked, to fear of financial failure, to fear of being eaten by a shark, Lucado covers them all. And gives suggestions for ways to overcome these fears by trusting in God and doing all we can do and realizing He is the only one who can really control everything.

I really enjoyed this book. There is some
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Adam Shields
Short review: The basic format was a chapter for a specific type of fear. Then Lucado would talk about why we should not fear this particular thing. In general I think it was ok, but it was repetitive and there were a few chapters where I strongly disagreed.

I agree that the topic is relevant, I know many people that seem to fear everything. Lucado was biblical and gave good relevant stories to illustrate his point, but the point was basically the same with every chapter that you just need to tr
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Holly Barrett
Lately, fear and the presence of it in areas of my life has become a recurring theme in my life...makes me wonder what God is up to that He thinks I need more than one lesson on being fearless! Nevertheless, Lucado's book was as wonderful as you might expect. Lucado starts by asking the question, "Why are we afraid?" He continues through the rest of the book to discuss the common fears that we all share: fears of not mattering, disappointing god, running out, not protecting our kids, challenges, ...more
Sally
Writing style: 4.5 out of 5
Biblical accuracy: 2.5 out of 5
Enjoyment level: 3 out of 5

I am glad I read this book, would recommend the first half to Christian readers, and have used many of Lucado's quotations to illustrate points about fear with my friends. While Lucado's style is admirable from a writing standpoint, my enjoyment of his work was interrupted by a torrent of inaccuracy, specifically in the later half of his book. God does not want us to die for Him, but to be living sacrifices (Rom
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Matthew
I picked this off of the library shelf because the book I was searching for wasn't there. There were aspects that I enjoyed, but overall, it didn't do much for me.

I enjoyed Lucado's breakdowns of modern-day fears, and he did an excellent job of articulating these fears in scenarios that I could relate to. This allowed me to see the many small ways in which fear comes at me throughout the day. Unfortunately, I felt like the remedies offered to combat these fears lacked depth. There were a lot of
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Richard Kuhn
I appreciate Lucado's style of writing. His strong gift of communication is evident in FEARLESS. The pleasure of enjoying the author's use of metaphor's and facsimiles is certainly worth the price of the book alone. In past reviews I have come down a little hard on the content of Lucado's works. Not so much because of the points the author makes, but more so for what isn't said in his books; other than GRACE. He sometimes isn't detailed enough for this reader.

Reading FEARLESS, I finally got Luca
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Tracie
Fearless is about living out life without fear and trusting in God to help take those fears away. Each chapter reviews a common fear and Lucado dissects it, then tells us how to live with it and eventually banish it.

I love the cover of the novel and, while, Lucado does not go over any specific moments of "aha" for me, the book did remind me that there is much in this life that I cannot control and for those things, I need to let go and give them up to God.
Dawn
I really like the way this guy thinks. Great examples of life in comparison to the bible and plenty of food for thought. Very inspirational and he has great advice on how to handle life's twist and turns. None of that mooshy-gooshy-over the top-religious stuff some power pastors try to pull on you.
Kevin
The book isn't terrible. I read it at a time when I was struggling with anxiety and insecurity and I certainly believe God used it to point me to scripture and the Gospel then. Lucado uses scripture often, and he returns again and again to Jesus as an endless resource to dispel and defeat fear in our lives. For that reason alone I would gladly recommend it. Though, I would have liked the book to be a bit more theological - what exactly is it about the character of God that helps us stop being af ...more
Dmack
Mar 25, 2013 Dmack rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: all
Shelves: my-christian
Once again love Lucado; does an awesome job of looking at just about every imaginable fear that affects us today and addresses them in a simple yet profound way that is not only easy to read; easy to relate but Biblically based as well. Would recommend to anyone.
Terri
Great reminders and wisdom built upon Godly principles and His Word

"Fear is unwilling to share the heart with happiness. Happiness complies and leaves. Do you ever see the two together? Can one be happy and afraid at the same time? Clear thinking and afraid? Confident and afraid? Merciful and afraid? For all the noise fear makes and room it takes fear does little good. Can you imagine a life with no fear?"

"The fear-filled cannot love deeply. Love is risky. They cannot give to the poor. Benevolen
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Carôle Ceres
If you're fearful - about anything - this is the book for you!

Max Lucado has a God given talent for teaching the God's Word in such a way that 20th & 21st century citizens can be guided to God in a language & method they understand.
Caitlyn
Completely amazing. "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?"

I have a new perspective and its awesome. Love love loved this book.
Michael Henning
A wonderfully encouraging book read when I needed encouragement. I appreciated this book very much. I highly recommend it!
Chris Bray
A good book on breaking through fear in our lives, some chapters I just wanted more...can't really explain it.
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Max Lucado has touched millions with his signature storytelling writing style. Awards and accolades follow Max with each book he writes. Max is the first author to win the Gold Medallion Christian Book of the Year three times—1999 for Just Like Jesus, 1997 for In the Grip of Grace and 1995 for When God Whispers Your Name. In 2005, Reader’s Digest dubbed him “America’s Best Preacher.” In addition, ...more
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