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Conquering Fear by Harold S. Kushner
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Jul 06, 2011

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Read from July 06 to September 20, 2011 , read count: 1

I thought that this book did a great job at identifying the things in our lives that people typically fear. There could have been more expounding on ways to conquer the fears. At times I felt as though the author was saying "get over it", but of course that doesn't work for everyone. Other times I felt like the author was rambling. There were many points where I thought the chapter was surely going to end and then there was an additional 10 pages in the chapter. So, that alone made this a book a bit tedious for me, as I was expecting this to be a quick read.

I do like that the author is well read and gave many references to other books that he had read regarding the topic he was speaking on at the time. So, I have some new books to add to my reading list just from this one book!

I picked this book to read during a time that I was feeling really fearful and could hardly think straight, yet I can't say that this book helped me to conquer that fear. What ultimately helped me to get passed the fear was my loved ones and lots and lots of prayer. I had to renew my trust in God and know that there is no antidote for fear but facing them!

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