Fearless (book review)

Max Lucado has always had a unique way of turning a phrase, of capturing a moment in Scripture that makes biblical truths pop off the page. I’ve always appreciated the way he can bring first-century truths into twenty-first-century applications. Fearless is no exception to this.

Fearless is also exceptionally well-timed in its release. Lucado quotes Frank Furedi’s findings that the appearance of the term “at risk” was printed in US newspapers more than 18,000 times in the year 2000. A ninefold increase over the previous six years. A ninefold increase! We are a fear dominated society:

“Fear loves a good stampede. Fear’s payday is blind panic, unfounded disquiet, and sleepless nights. Fear’s been making a good living lately.” —Max Lucado

In his unique style, Lucado unmasks thirteen fears that have been “making a good living.” He unmasks these fears by countering each of them with Christ’s admonishment to us to “Fear not!” This is not a fear-denying book, nor is it a run-for-the-hills-because-the-sky-is-falling book.

Lucado presents a straightforward look into our most besetting fears and shows the fears for what they really are: monsters in the dark. And once these “monsters” are exposed to the light of Jesus Christ, they become toothless, harmless shadows.

A great read for anyone! I also loved the discussion questions at the back of the book. These helped me confront some fears head-on. They would also be an excellent springboard for a Bible study group.

I’m giving this book five unreserved stars! Imagine your life without fear— you can do it—this book will help.

5 Responses to “Fearless (book review)”

  1. Sarah Says:

    This is so weird…Chilly just posted a review of this book and last night at Bible study we talked about battling Satan’s subtle ways of corrupting the hearts and minds of Christians and we talked a lot about combating fear as a way to shine.


  2. Megan Martin Says:

    I love Max Lucado – He wrote “It’s Not About Me” and he using amazing imagery about, I think its a frog and a bird… and about how pride comes before the fall. Its awesome! I will tell you about it sometime (if you don’t alread…y know it)
    Also, I think it is so essential and amazing to have our pastor be into reading a variety of books! Praise the Lord!


  3. Killing Mammon’s Covetousness | Craig T. Owens Says:

    […] are setting themselves up to be duped and dumped into a dystopia of unhappiness.” —Max Lucado, Fearless […]


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