Fearless – A Book Review
Safety and Security are the accepted obsessions of our day and age. Homeland Security. Social Security. Security Systems. Transportation Security. Safety seats. Safety belts. Safety training. Security cameras. Security guards. Retirement security.
Besides the S-words, what do all these things have in common? Fear. In the wealthiest nation in the history of the world, we are dominated by fear — and Christians are not immune.
In his new book, Fearless, Max Lucado takes Scripture as his weapon and leads a frontal assault on the sources of fear. He goes to great length to show how often the message from Heaven is simply this: Don’t be afraid!
This is another excellent book from Lucado, much better than anything of his that I’ve read in recent years. I can’t stress enough the timeliness of this message. So much of our world is being torn apart by fear. Our own country is being torn apart by fear — fear of death on one side, fear of change on the other. Giving in to fear has condemned many churches to mediocrity, or, as a pithy friend of mine likes to say, “Most churches should take the name Jesus off their signs and replace it with, ‘Keeping the Smiths happy for 37 years.'”
This book offers the only true and trustworthy antidote to fear: surrender to Jesus Christ. While he and I *might* disagree on the Sinner’s Prayer’s power to save (and I stress *might* because Lucado does *not* say that praying for forgiveness will result in eternal salvation, but only that if you ask God to forgive you, he will forgive you, and you should start living like a forgiven person from that moment forward — sorry, folks, but there’s more to salvation than merely being forgiven, despite what the cutesy bumper stickers say) I recommend this book very strongly to anyone who wants to move beyond a fear-filled existence and live free for Jesus Christ!
in HIS love,
PS – If you’re really interested, check out this preview!