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The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker
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Nov 11, 2007

it was amazing
Recommended for: all women---particularly Southern women
Read in September, 1999

God has given us the capacity for fear as a protective mechanism. Our intuition of fear is often a split-second response to multiple types of sensory information & years of life experiences. Due to social constraints, we frequently ignore our fears and do things that put us in danger either physically or emotionally. Southern women are especially unlikely to act on their fears if doing so would make others embarassed or uncomfortable. This book also has practical information about how to end destructive relationships.
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