I recently had the pleasure of reading Unafraid, by Susie Davis. This book could not have come at a better time for me, as our family is about to make a transition that has me flat-out scared. Unafraid, I am not, but Susie’s book gives me great hope that I, too, will become a “former fear-er.”
In Unafraid, Susie Davis relates her “affair with fear”, stemming from a traumatic event that occurred in middle school. She shares how this event interrupted her childhood and caused her to live in tremendous fear for many years after. Throughout the book, she tells how she came to understand God better, to love Him and to trust Him.
As I battle my way out of a dark season of anxiety and depression, I am all too familiar with having fear as my constant companion. Unafraid was an incredibly convicting read for me, as Susie spelled out how living in fear was like living like the prodigal son, often is wrapped up with unforgiveness, and is a lifestyle that worships fear itself rather God, our only right object of worship. Ouch. Giving in to fear makes me an unforgiving prodigal idol-worshiper? Yes, as Susie demonstrates with Scripture. However, she relays this message with utmost tenderness and a call to flee to the arms of God and be healed by His grace.
Unafraid includes both discussion questions and a study guide, making it an excellent choice for reading in a book club or small group. In our anxiety-ridden culture, I think that everyone will be able to identify with the message of this book, and by the grace of God, learn to live a life free from the clutches of fear.
FTC Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.
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