Tuesday, September 8, 2009
"Fearless" by Max Lucado
Oh my. I have recently read the book "Fearless" by Max Lucado. One word - wow. In today's society we are faced daily with fears - job loss, downturn in the economy, hurricanes, death. All things that can cause us to place ourselves in a bubble to keep us safe.
But really, is that why Christ came to the earth and faced death on the cross, so that we could be safe? Or was it so we could live fearlessly and boldly? My favorite quote from this book is found in the opening pages, “The worship of safety emasculates greatness.” Too many times I find myself placing the “bubble wrap” around my emotions, my ideas, my thinking. It is all because of fear. Fear of failure, fear of the unknown, fear of the loss.
Jesus didn’t come so that I could cower in the corner. He came to set us free. This book was a great reminder and encouragement of that fact. I was challenged by this book, and that is what I look for in a book. Something to take away and be able to apply to my life. This book definitely offers that!