This is the first book by author Max Lucado that I have read and reviewed. His reputation and the topic prepared me to enjoy it. I recommend it for use as a workbook or a devotional–to be worked with or read a small section at a time, either alone or with a group.
The book begins with the chapter “Why Are We Afraid,” followed by 13 chapters addressing many of our common fears, such as the fear of not mattering (chapter 2); the fear of life’s final moments (chapter 10); the fear of not protecting my kids (chapter 5). The final forty pages are a Discussion Guide, prompting us to bring our fears into the light of God’s Word for examination and resolution.
The book’s strengths are its reliance on the truth of scripture, and Lucado’s storytelling. It’s only weakness, if you could call it that, is its length. It is too long to read as a story–there is simply too much content packed into it for this purpose. But since I do not believe this is the author’s intent, this is a comment more than a criticism.