My three weeks of sermon titles are shaping up to be along these lines:
- What's Next?
- Is it Over?
- Fear Knot
This book also helped me see the fears of others (some I haven't embraced), understand them, and also embrace the Biblical solution to those fears - in typical Lucado fashion, this book is full of plenty of "ah-ha" and "wow" moments (as well as a few "uh-oh" moments that get a little personal).
Here are a few of my favorite quotes:
- "It's not the absence of storms that sets us apart. It's whom we discover in the storm: an unstirred Christ" (p.8)
- "Fear, at its center, is a perceived loss of control. When life spins wildly, we grab for a component of life we can manage: our diet, the tidiness of our house, the armrest of a plane, or, in many cases, people. The more insecure we feel, the meaner we become" (p.9)
- "The fear that you are one big zero will become a self-fulfilling prophecy that will ruin your life." (p.25)
- "Putting your worries into words disrobes them." (talking about prayer) (p.85) - italics mine
(full disclosure here - I received an advance copy of this book for free in agreement to review this book on my blog site. I was not, however, forced to write a positive review - the review is my own personal opinion and a postive review was not part of the review agreement)