Monday, December 7, 2009

Fearless by Max Lucado

Fearless by Max Lucado is another watered down book that doesn’t go much deeper than the surface. There are a lot of good things said in this book, don’t get me wrong. It most certainly isn’t horrible, but I’m afraid that what people need is a deeper message – one that touches the heart of readers because it comes from the heart of God.

The message behind Fearless is a very good one. Simply: fear less. And not only fear less, but have faith – faith in God. This is absolutely correct, but I don’t think it does a good job at preparing the reading for the difficulties of having faith, and it doesn’t give enough scripture to encourage the reader to hold strong even when things “feel” terrible.

Overall I give this book three stars. It does have a lot of good, positive things in it, but in my opinion, it’s missing a lot too. I think that people need to remember that the Bible should always be our number resource for answers, and not other books.