Review: What Are You Afraid Of? by Dr. David Jeremiah

Title: What Are You Afraid Of? (Facing Down Your Fears With Faith)
Author: Dr. David Jeremiah
Publication Date: October 1st, 2013
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Genre: Christian Non-Fiction, Self-Help
Pages: 290
Source: Hardcover from Publisher


Synopsis (from Publisher): For many people, worry, anxiety, and fear are constant companions: fear of death, fear of danger, fear of disease. And too often, these fears are crippling, keeping us from the life God has called us to live.

But it doesn’t have to be that way, says Dr. David Jeremiah. As Christians, we have been given all we need in order to face down even the most frightening, unexpected, and overwhelming obstacles in life.

In his new book, What Are You Afraid Of? Dr. Jeremiah explores the top ten fears that are holding so many of us back from the life God has called us to live and shares the supernatural secrets for facing down these fears with faith.

Dr. David Jeremiah serves as senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California. He is the founder and host of Turning Point, a ministry committed to providing Christians with sound Bible teaching relevant to today's changing times through radio and television, the Internet, live events, and resource materials and books. A bestselling author, Dr. Jeremiah has written more than forty books, including Captured by Grace, Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World, What in the World Is Going On?, The Coming Economic Armageddon, and God Loves You—He Always Has. He Always Will.
Dr. Jeremiah's commitment to teaching the complete Word of God continues to make him a sought-after speaker and writer. His passion for reaching the lost and encouraging believers in their faith is demonstrated through his faithful communication of biblical truths.
A dedicated family man, Dr. Jeremiah and his wife, Donna, have four grown children and eleven grandchildren.

Dr. David Jeremiah talks about FEAR in his new book:

Visit Dr. David Jeremiah's Website for more resources. 

     Most of us struggle with fear of some type, whether it be spiders, heights, insecurity, disease, or even death. Dr. David Jeremiah gives us a comprehensive look at identifying the top ten fears that Christians seem to encounter the most:

Disaster: the Fear of Natural Calamity
Disease: the Fear of Serious Illness
Debt: the Fear of Financial Collapse
Defeat: the Fear of Failure
Disconnection: the Fear of Being Alone
Disapproval: the Fear of Rejection
Danger: the Fear of Sudden Trouble
Depression: the Fear of Mental Breakdown
Death: the Fear of Dying
Deity: the Fear of God

Through each chapter, Dr. Jeremiah tackles how one might be able to redirect their focus from being afraid to something greater and more productive to overcome whatever it is they may be dreading. The pages are filled with legitimate real-life stories of people who have justified reasons of being afraid of these things, but even in the worst-case scenarios they don't have to be jaded for life. 

I thought this book was well organized and easy to read other than the lengthy chapters. However, I think it could be used more as a reference rather than a complete read-through. The kind of people I see reading this book are those who are struggling to overcome their fears and may simply open to the chapter(s) that apply to them at the time. I can even use it for myself.

It seems to be well researched and you can tell that Dr. Jeremiah has a great deal of experience to show as well. Facts and experience always make a good pair.

Great book! Definitely one that I will be keeping on my shelf for future reference.

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