We’re all intimately familiar with fear. It holds us back and takes us off course, but pastor-author extraordinaire Max Lucado uses the 200+ pages of his latest book, Fearless, to encourage moving with faith over fear.
Lucado embraces a straight-forward conversational tone, utilizing metaphors, symbolism, Biblical and personal stories that quickly move the book along, reinforcing his ultimate point: fright and doubt are closely related; have faith that God’s got it. The essence of Lucado’s message is that God is powerful, has a stellar track record and is stronger than your fears, so why fret?
“The worship of safety emasculates greatness.”
One of the best features of the book are the discussion questions related to each chapter at the end. Fearless is so effortless to read that one could easily gloss over the opportunities for detailed introspection. The discussion questions assist in that process.
Fearless was a constantly encouraging read, reminding me to focus on the positive possibilities, not my fears. Since Lucado is a Christian pastor, naturally it’s a great book for Christians, but I think it also has value for religious pluralists like myself.