Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Unafraid By Adam Hamilton

Fear is a complex emotion. Sometimes it saves us. More often it robs us of the life we want. But we can take our lives back. You'd be hard-pressed to overstate the extent to which fear, anxiety, and worry permeate our lives today. Fear wreaks havoc on our relationships and communities. It leads us into making bad decisions. It holds us back from the very pursuits that promise fulfillment and joy.

Making matters worse, not a week goes by when some new threat or calamity isn't dominating the headlines. Why are there so many tragedies? we wonder. What will happen next?

As the senior pastor of a large, diverse church in America's heartland, Adam Hamilton has seen the cost of fear up close. When he surveyed his congregation on how fear affects them, 2,400 people responded--and what they said was eye-opening. Eighty percent admitted to living with moderate or significant levels of fear.
Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times is Reverend Hamilton's insightful and impassioned response.

Drawing on recent research, inspiring real-life examples, and fresh biblical insight, Hamilton shows how to untangle the knots we feel about disappointing others, failure, financial insecurity, loneliness, insignificance, and aging. Then he helps readers understand and counter fears related to such outsize perils as terrorism, death, and the apocalypse.

Writing with generosity and intelligence, Hamilton shows how believer and unbeliever alike can develop sustaining spiritual practices and embrace Jesus's recurring counsel: "Do not be afraid." For anyone struggling with fear or wondering how families and communities can thrive in troubled times, Unafraid offers an informed and inspiring message full of practical solutions.

Pick up your copy here...

Adam Hamilton is senior pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, one of the fastest growing, most highly visible churches in the country. The Church Report named Hamilton's congregation the most influential mainline church in America, and he preached at the National Prayer Service as part of the presidential inauguration festivities in 2013. Hamilton is the best-selling and award-winning author of The Journey, The Way, 24 Hours that Changed the World, Enough, When Christians Get it Wrong, and Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White, all published by Abingdon Press.

My Thoughts...

In a world of uncertain times and so much ugliness. This is a on time book. This is such a thought provoking read.
Hamilton's faith rocks through out this book.
This is such a relevant book and filled with biblical insight.
It is a quick read very easy to understand. It would make a wonderful small group Bible study. 
I gave this book 4 stars. I recommend it.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. I would love to read this.Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Yes please, I want to get my hands on this.

  3. I have not heard of this book or author before but it sure does sound good.

  4. I will be reading this as soon as I can get to the bookstore.

  5. In a scary time, we all need a book like this. Thank you for sharing, Mary.

  6. I've added this one to my library list. I hope that I can get it Friday when I go.

  7. Never heard of this author before, I like to learn about new authors especially ones that write good books. I will be ordering this to read.

  8. satan will keep us in bondage by fear if we allow him to. This sounds like a book that I would like to read.

  9. Good book for the times we are living it .Blessings , DanaGirl

  10. Sounds like you enjoyed this one! Thanks for sharing a good review with us :)