Fear: No Longer Afraid

While taking Inductive Bible Study at Calvary Chapel Bible College, one thing I learned was to pay close attention to the times that God repeats Himself on a matter, because when He does it is our signal to pay attention and listen up. It is no coincidence then if you add up all the times God says:
  • “Do not fear” 
  • “Do not worry” 
  • “Fear not” 
  • "Do not be afraid”
that there are 365 occurrences throughout Scripture—one command to not fear for every day of the year. Clearly this is an area that the Lord wants us to have victory in, yet He knows how much easier it is for us to be anxious for everything rather than “be anxious for nothing.” (Philippians 4:8) The fact that the Lord had to repeat Himself 365 times telling us not to fear, shows how quickly people are prone to become afraid.


If fear is something that grips you for one reason or another, and you long to be set free from the bondage of fear, I highly recommend Rose Publishing’s 96-page mini book Fear:No Longer Afraid by June Hunt. This mini book is one from June’s Hope for the Heart series. In this immensely helpful book, June discusses types of fear, normal fear vs. abnormal fear, causes of fear and what to do when you’re afraid so you can “move from fear to faith.”

What especially impressed me was how she brilliantly weaved the story of Gideon throughout the pages of this mini book, making this book a joy to read. All throughout her book, I could see how Gideon’s story had so much to teach about fear and overcoming it—in ways I had never noticed before. On more than one occasion I found myself saying “Wow!” Who knew Gideon’s story had so much to teach about fear?

I highly recommend this mini book for individuals, as well as small groups. This book would prove helpful for anyone who desires to overcome fear in their life—whether it is a single fear you are dealing with or you find yourself regularly worrying and  in bondage to fear, this book will prove to be both a blessing and a helpful read. God bless you richly as you seek to overcome  fear in your life, so you may be faithful to obey Jesus’s words to “Fear not, only believe.” (Mark 5:36)

Disclaimer: I received this advanced reader copy free from Rose Publishing as part of their review program for bloggers. I was not asked to write a positive review, but simply, an honest one. 

Questions for you:  What would be made possible if you overcame a fear you are currently struggling with? Have you read any of the mini books by June Hunt?

 

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