Book: Fierce Faith
Author: Alli Worthington
“Fear doesn’t have to stem from some catastrophic event that cripples us. Fear often stems from small worries and anxiety that build up over time, eventually shutting us down or causing us to explode.”
Three months ago, a few of my girlfriends and I, got together to celebrate Galentines. I was gifted this book by my beautiful friend Mel. I added it to my reading list and opened up the book at just the right time. Here is my book review for May:
First off, this book is geared for all my LADIES! The author writes about the different fears we face in life. No matter what season we’re in, our relationship status, or how old we are, we all are faced with some type of fear, stress, and anxiety. Each chapter is broken down into a “fear of….,” and a battle plan to attack what is keeping you paralyzed. As believers in Christ, our fight is not with flesh and blood, but spiritual and if the enemy can instill fear in us, he can steal our joy and steer us off path. Worthington shares scripture on how to fight off the enemy when he tries to take our peace, come after our identity, maximize an offense, and other schemes he throws at us. This book helps us women to look for red flags of what fear could be lurking and how to handle it when it comes knocking on our door. Every chapter also ends with “Action Steps”. Worthington doesn’t just give us information, but asks questions where we can recognize the fear we carry and then challenges us to take action!
This book was incredible! I recommend it to every woman, but especially those who are overcome with fear and stresses of life. The author is so transparent in the fears she faces and shares stories of her friends who have walked in fear that it’s comforting to know that I’m not alone which I think everyone can relate to. (Total run-on sentence, Judy and grammar nazis if you’re reading this 😜) Worthington even has a chapter on FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) and although it’s a commonly used phrase we throw around, it’s sometimes true! I think we’ve all had a moment where we thought, “Why wasn’t I invited?!” when scrolling through the Gram. To be transparent, fear of rejection and the future is something I deal/dealt with the most. The author touches on both so it’s nice to have a strategy when the enemy tries to use both of those fears against me. It’s an easy read and interactive. God didn’t intend for us to live in fear so if this is speaking to you today, add “Fierce Faith” to your reading list!
“God wants to strengthen us to face the future. He is building each of us to be the person he created us to be. And sometimes, to reach our promised future, we have to fight to get there.”