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Fearless

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  8,314 Ratings  ·  427 Reviews
Finding things to worry about is easier than gathering flowers. Lifting those fears requires steadiness of mind and clarity of spirit. Max Lucado's Fearless challenges readers to respond to threats in our unstable world with faith, not fear. His hopeful message will find a receptive audience among Bible-based Christians.
ebook, 204 pages
Published September 8th 2009 by Thomas Nelson (first published February 29th 2000)
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Fylvia Kline
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
Mar 21, 2011 Seth rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christianity
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
Feb 05, 2011 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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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Bex Montgomery
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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Bryon
Dec 09, 2012 Bryon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition



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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
Sep 08, 2009 Chris Hyde rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Lori
Nov 17, 2009 Lori rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Win Itmama
Aug 15, 2010 Win Itmama rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“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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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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Donna
Sep 08, 2009 Donna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Janet
Sep 08, 2009 Janet rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"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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Katie
May 18, 2015 Katie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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Britni
Jun 18, 2011 Britni rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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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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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Jonathan Barisano
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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Tracie Yule
Sep 21, 2009 Tracie Yule rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: need-help
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.
Bonnie Palmer
Aug 18, 2016 Bonnie Palmer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We did this book in a women's Bible study setting and it was fabulous. Max Lucado is a wonderful author with a great sense of humor. I will read this book again and savor it slowly. When doing the study we had to read three chapters a week so it was a bit rushed. This was one of those books that has changed my life.
Dawn
Aug 18, 2010 Dawn rated it it was amazing
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.
Dmack
Mar 25, 2013 Dmack rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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.
Michael Henning
May 02, 2013 Michael Henning rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Caitlyn
Dec 12, 2011 Caitlyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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.
Leanne
Mar 04, 2015 Leanne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A simple read with some powerful reminders.
Marlene
Jan 27, 2014 Marlene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Wow. It's been a while since a book has impacted me like this!!!! Awesome!!!
Tira
Sep 17, 2012 Tira rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Made me put some of my fears in better perspective.
Mario M
Aug 09, 2015 Mario M rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book. Excellent writing style. Enlightening. Loved this book.
Erica
Sep 22, 2016 Erica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fear is something that I - unfortunately - have a lot of personal experience with. I've been afraid practically my whole life for all sorts of different things. I've worried a lot. I've had to deal with, and am still dealing with, anxiety. That being said, I never expected this one book to take all of that away in the blink of an eye. Had I done that I would have come away disappointed. Instead I had some hopes that this book maybe could be a part in my journey to try to continue to give fear an ...more
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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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