Book review: Fearless by Max Lucado

After becoming a Book Review Blogger I have had the privilege of reading books I normally wouldn’t read. To my shame I had never read a Max Lucado book. He has written many books and reading Fearless was my first encounter with one of his books.

The book is written in a very easy to read style, fresh approach and every chapter is well crafted. The only drawback for people who don’t speak English natively, he uses quite a lot of new words or at least words I never had heard of. So I had to grab a dictionary every now and then.

I was impressed by his case that fear is an ever growing problem in our current society. It struck me that it is so evident but also very sad to envision the consequences of the rise of fear is so many lives of people around us. There are circumstances where you will experience fear but fear isn’t the end. There is more.

This book doesn’t fit in the self-help category books with quick solutions and fixes to all fears and anxieties. Sorry for that. Instead Max draws from his own life and others to make clear that yes life sucks at moments but fear doesn’t have to imprison you.

I especially liked the honest way in which the author writes about his own fear and his relationship with God, the Ultimate source of relief for fear. With Him you can look fear in the eyes. The book has encouraged me in looking for new ways to deal with fear and hopefully help people around me to do the same.


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  • Brian Di Croce


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  • Fokke

    Thanks Brian, will look into it!