Monday, May 11, 2015

Book Review - Fear and Faith by Trillia Newbell


Are you ever afraid? Growing up, our greatest fears might have been the boogeyman hiding in the closet or the monster that lurked under the bed. As adults, though, our fears morph from childhood silliness into things that keep us up at night: worrying about an unknown future, replaying in our mind what others think of us, or plotting how we can keep up the superwoman act as we envision another day battling the to-do list. 


Trillia is the author of Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves (Moody, 2015) and United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity (Moody, 2014). Her writings on issues of faith, family, and diversity have been published in the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Desiring God, True Woman, Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, and more.  She has spoken at numerous conferences, churches, women’s retreats, colleges and seminaries, including True Woman, The Gospel Coalition Women’s conference, Southeastern Theological Seminary, and more. Trillia is currently the consultant on Women’s Initiatives for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention.


No matter what kind of fear you deal with, this book will help give you the tools, through Scripture, to overcome those fears. It is one of the better books I've read on overcoming fear and it truly helped me in some areas that I have been struggling with.

The best thing about this book is the author. She is so real - so open and honest - you'll feel like your best friend is speaking with you. There's no condemnation from her as she has dealt with her own fears and knows exactly how it feels. I really like how she shares the Word of God to help us overcome our fears and give us strength through Scripture.

There are also stories from different women in the book who have struggled with fears and they share openly about what they went through. I thought this was really helpful because it helps us to know we're not alone in the fears we deal with.

This book was very easy to read and hard to put down. I really enjoyed the conversational style the book is written in because it draws you in. There's no re-reading paragraphs because the author tries to write over your head. Trillia writes from the heart to our heart and it really spoke volumes to me. I also think this would be a great book for ministry leaders to read so they can help others that they are counseling.

I highly recommend this book, especially if you're dealing with fears or want to help others who are. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by Side Door Communications

Blessings - Julie

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