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Preview — Sin temor by Max Lucado
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 s...more
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 ...more
I suppose the book succeeds at its goal—to discuss humanity’s relationship with fear in all aspects of our lives and in ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
“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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
"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, ...more
“We are peppe ...more
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' ...more
- 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 ...more
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 ...more
My only complaint is that although the book addresses aspects of secular life that may cause fear, such as deaths, alcohol addictions, financial struggle ...more
I really enjoyed this book. There is some ...more
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 ...more
I also really like how he sometimes writes stuff that readers might ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Reading FEARLESS, I finally got Luca ...more
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.
You read this book not as someone crushed by fear, but someone willing and ready to push off the weight. That is, you should be in the right season.
This the first Lucado book (outside a children's devotional) I've read. I found the writing to be light and quick, and one could probably finish in a day, at least two. While I didn't complete the work book that followed, I still think the book has merit on its own.
In a way, it seems to serve as a ...more
"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 ...more