Friday, September 4, 2020

Do It Afraid by Joyce Meyer

Meyer is one of my favorite authors. She is encouraging and provides practical Bible teaching. She does it again in this book about fear.

Each of us faces fear at some time in our life. Meyer says fear will never go away but we can learn to manage it. She helps us understand fear and how it works in our lives. She teaches us how to confront the most common fears. There are many examples from her own life as well a great teaching from the Bible.

Meyer reminds us fear is the devil's favorite tool to prevent us from progressing in every area of our lives. She says we need knowledge of fear and how it works to be able to break free from it. I was surprised by Meyer sharing her experience of asking God to remove her fear. It didn't work. She realized she should have prayed for courage to move forward in the face of fear, to do it afraid. We also need wisdom, she says, to not do foolish things but stay within God's guidelines.

The greatest challenge for me in Meyer's book was to love even in the midst of the fear of being hurt again. She suggests, based on 1 John 3:14, if we do not love we are the “walking dead.” (1972/3644) “Whatever else our purpose is for being on earth, our primary purpose is to let God's love flow through us.” (1981/3644)

Meyer says our journey to freedom will be a lifetime commitment. This book is full of practical strategies and suggestions to get us well along the path.

You can watch the book trailer here.

My rating: 5/5 stars.

Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. Her programs air around the world on television, radio, and the Internet. She teaches internationally with an emphasis on how the Word of God applies to our every day lives. She has authored more than a hundred books, which have been translated into more than a hundred languages, and distributed over 65 million copies worldwide. Hand of Hope, the mission arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries, provides worldwide humanitarian outreach.

FaithWords, 288 pages.

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

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

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