Review: Fearless by Max Lucado

Imagine your life without fear. Think about it, can you get a feel of what that might be like? No worries, no fears about your life, family, job or the car that’s weaving in front of you?
Imagine your life without fear. That’s the subtitle for Fearless. I think I was the first in line when it came out to handing out the un-gift of worry. I’m sure I shoved people out of the way because I knew I could be fearful better than anyone. And to prove it some elder in my church assigned me this confirmation verse.

Look at the birds. they don’t plant or harvest or store food in the barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? (vv.26-27NLT)
So when I had a chance to review Fearless I didn’t hesitate.
The cover has a boy jumping off a pier into a lake. I could never do that! To afraid, what if?????
So with some trepidation I opened the cover, could Max Lucado really teach me how to live a fearless life? I was skeptical.
Still this man has taught me many things in the past years through his writing. So, I opened my heart and mind and banished fear while I read.
Lucado has a warmth and calmness in his writing voice that soon has you relaxing in your reading chair, listening to what he is saying, it’s almost a two-way conversation (in my case it was since no one could see me talking to the book!) It challenged me to give up fears I was holding on to, ones that I have no power to change, instead I was encouraged to believe that Jesus is with me, He has been in the same place and knows how I feel.
I can’t say I’m leaving free of fear but I can since a change. Lucado armed me with bible verses that can help me change my fear to courage. I’ve also changed my verse.
Remember, “His angels….guard you.” )ps. 91-11) NIV).
Now that’s something I can grasp. Angels guarding me and knowing when the end comes and it will I will be protected. Angels will see me to the place where my Savior waits. And that’s what living fearless is about for me.
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