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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Devotional Saturday - Fear Not by Max Lucado

In today’s Devotional Saturday, I want to share with you a little book of hope that just might provide the comfort and assurance you might be seeking in your life today.

“Fear Not: For I Am With you Always – Promise Book” by Max Lucado is a small book with a huge purpose. Within the 217 pages of this pocket-sized volume are over 300 scriptures and short devotionals dealing with the one subject that every human being on earth is familiar with – Fear.

In this day and age, fear is a constant companion for most people. Fear of job security, health care, family stability, world problems, local problems – it seems like fear is all around.

But there is good news! We don’t have to be afraid. God provides us with peace of mind and hope, if we only have a little faith in Him.
Lucado’s “Fear Not Promise Book” addresses six major topics of fear –

Fear Not – God Is With You
Fear Not - God Is Never Surprised
Fear Not – God Provides and Guides
Fear Not – God Is In Control
Fear Not – God Cares About You
Fear Not – God Loves and Forgives

Each of these sections contains passages from Lucado’s new book, “Fearless” as well as from his other timely and insightful works, plus scriptures that back up each promise God has made to His people that if we have faith in Him, hope can and will be restored to us.

One passage I found restoring says:

“You can’t live tomorrow today.
You can spend tomorrow’s money, celebrate tomorrow’s achievements or resolve tomorrow’s riddles. You have only today.
Live in it. Don’t heavy today with yesterday’s regrets or acidize it with tomorrow’s troubles.
Fill your day with God. Give the day a chance.”

-“Every Day Deserves A Chance” by Max Lucado

As it says in 1 Peter 5:7, “leave all your worries with Him, because He cares for you.”

If you know someone who is going through a difficult time, or if you yourself need a little reassurance that everything is going to be ok, Max Lucado’s “Fear Not: For I Am With You
Always” would be the perfect companion for devotionals, prayers or for just a bit of comfort.

“Fear Not: For I Am With You Always – Promise Book” is published by Thomas Nelson Publishers.

About the Author:

Max Lucado is the Minister of Writing and Preaching at the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, where he has served since 1988. In almost 25 years of writing, more than 65 million books filled with his words have been sold.

Max is the only author to have won three Christian Book of the Year* awards—in 1999 for Just Like Jesus, in 1997 for In the Grip of Grace, and in 1995 for When God Whispers Your Name. In 2005, Reader’s Digest magazine dubbed him “America’s Best Preacher” and in 2004, Christianity Today magazine called him “America’s Pastor

His works have appeared on every major national bestseller list including Publishers Weekly, USA Today, The New York Times, Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, and Christian Booksellers Association. He has been featured in countless media outlets and national broadcasts.

Thank you to Jeane Wynn, of Wynn-Wynn Media and Thomas Nelson Publishers for providing the review copy of “Fear Not.”


Jessica (BookLover) said...

Thanks for the encouragement. :)

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

You're more than welcome!

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

You gotta love Max! I just read his book fearless and really enjoyed it - not only is it Max but in this case it is so timely with the state of the world today.