From time to time I like to share some of the best books I’ve read recently. I love reading, it was never important to me growing up but now I’m like a sponge and can’t get enough. To think my high school English teacher was right all along, I just couldn’t see it at the time. The title of this blog post comes from the back of New York Times best-selling author Mac Lucado’s Fearless.
The book was recommended to me by Dave Ramsey of The Dave Ramsey Show. Because I have customers from all over the world, many of which have different beliefs and religions, I’ll warn you now, it does have a religious tone to it but regardless of your religion I think the book is worth it’s weight in gold. Here’s an excerpt from the back of the book.
They’re talking layoffs at work, slowdowns in the economy, flare-ups in the Middle East, turnovers at headquarters, downturns in the housing market, and upswings in global warming. The plague of our day, terrorism, begins with the word terror. Fear, it seems, has taken a hundred-year lease on the building next door and set up shop. Oversized and rude, fear herds us into a prison and slams the doors. Wouldn’t it be great to walk out?
Imagine your life, wholly untouched by angst. What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats? If you could hover a fear magnet over your hearts and extract every last shaving of dread, insecurity, or doubt, what would remain? Envision the day when you can trust more and fear less.
CAN YOU IMAGINE YOUR LIFE WITHOUT FEAR?
Alex Honnold can! This is quite possibly one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen in my life. Not only does Alex travel the world on $1,000 a month but he’s mastered his fear at the young age of 26, something most of us never accomplish in our entire lifetime. Lara Logan of 60 Minutes does this piece on the mountain climber who seems to defy gravity, scaling sheer, steep rock faces with no rope and apparently no fear. Warning, get a towel now because this is going to make you sweat!