Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Overcoming Fear by Dawna De Silva

Many Christians live in fear, harming their relationships with others and with God. De Silva wants to help readers with proven biblical tactics to break free from fear. She is a firm believer in the spirit world and the spiritual battle Christians are in. Much of her book relates to that spiritual battle and how she helps people stand above demonic attacks.

De Silva has a counseling ministry using prayer to ask God for insights into situations. She tells a number of stories about people she has helped. Praying for insights from Jesus and asking for visual representations of the issues are common. People experience release and freedom through her spiritual processes.

De Silva realizes that sometimes God works instantaneously during a prayer session. Sometimes healing takes hard work and time. Even if release is immediate, it may take time for habits to be changed. She also realizes that her prayer counseling is not a cure all. Nonetheless, she has seen her formula produce much fruit. (164)

This book is full of good teaching, powerful examples, and practical strategies. I like her concept of fear as our focusing on what we perceive as lacking rather than on God's abundance. I like De Silva reminding us that being fear free takes work. She emphasizes God's truth, meditating on it and memorizing promises. She helps us discover unhealthy mindsets from childhood too. Group discussion questions, prayers and affirmations are included at the end of each chapter.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Dawna De Silva is founder and co-leader of the International Bethel Sozo Ministry in Redding, California. Dawna and her husband have two sons and live in Redding, California. You can find out more at https://www.dawnadesilva.com/ .

Chosen Books, 192 pages.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

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