Fight your fears, that’s the time we are living in right now isn’t it? Fears of Covid-19 threaten to overwhelm us. I suppose that’s no different than other times in life though. We have some many fears in life.. fears of rejection, not being in control, being alone and so on. Fight your fears by Kristen Wetherell is well-written to help the Christian believer combat fear. I can’t wait to tell you all about my latest review.
What I am Reviewing
Fight your fears: Trusting God’s Character and Promises when you are Afraid is written by Kristen Wetherell. A lovely hardcover book with 10 chapters over 182 pages. The art work is done in blue and purples on a white background. Memory verse cards included at the close of the book. Published by Bethany House, reviewed for Nuts about books.
The Details on Fight Your Fears
I was immediately impressed by the look of fight your fears. The eye catching title with the blue/purple just made me curious about it. I enjoyed how the whole book is laid out, from the boxed “time to think it through” secion, to how the chapter pages were just appealing.
Each title always has a sub-title so you know what the target fear is.
Three sections, ten chapters
- The Problem of fear (two chapters)
- God, Who is Worth to be Feared (two chapters)
- God’s Precious and Very Great Promises (six chapters)
Each of the chapters closes with two things. A page call learning to trust and a memory verse. The Learning to Trust page uses the same format, Ponder, Preserve, Prepare and Pray.
The memory verse is always the one we are asked to Ponder. For ease in memorization you will find all memory verses printed on perforated cards at the close of Fight your fears. Stick them in your wallet or pocket and carry them throughout the day. Seal God’s word in your heart.
Wetherell continually points her readers back to God, and back to God’s word. She wants people to not live in fear and the biggest way of doing that is to see God more clearly. See his supremacy and might, see his love and care, and to simply SEE God in action. He’s not a sit on the sidelines God, he is active and present in our lives. An active God helping us to Fight your fears.
Should you get it?
Sometimes a book surprises me. I started reading “fight your fears” after I finished reading another faith-based book. I felt a bit of alarm which I am fairly sure stemmed from my dissatisfaction with that previous. Hubby gave it a bit of a read and said: “Read it, a good book, nothing alarming”. I gave it another go and I can tell you… Go read this book. It is SO timely right now.
Fight your fears by Kristen Wetherell is such an intriguing, useful book. She builds a solid foundation for facing our fears with a firm belief in the Lord God.
I love the use of scripture throughout, and having the memory cards to pull out at the end was helpful. It’s a pretty book which always helps right? 🙂 Nothing jumped out at me as being badly taken out of context. Overall just a good book that reminded me of God’s faithfulness to his people.