Nancy L Watrud
on June 17, 2011 :
"Defeat Fear Forever", a book by author Christina Li, is rich with Bible reference. I found Christina's book to be a deep but pleasant read. It is full of thoughts to chew on, such as: "Don't follow your heart, it's an awful compass." and "Feelings are meant to be our servants, not the other way around."
As Christina Li states early in her book, "You can defeat fear forever. It all comes down to really getting to know the One who can help you."
In "Defeat Fear Forever", Christina is transparent about personal moments in her life where fear defined her and includes many interesting excerpts from other authors and their experiences with defeating fear.
I highly recommend this book, whether you are suffering from fear or know someone who is or would like to dig deeper into issues of low self esteem. This is not a dry read, you will enjoy it!
(reviewed 17 days after purchase)
on March 22, 2011 :
Just finished reading "Defeat Fear Forever" by Christina Li. Truly an inspiring book full of spiritual insights and Scriptural foundation. This encouraging book will answer many questions about that old common ill that haunts all of us, "fear".
-Charlotte L Pound (Author)
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)
on March 17, 2011 :
Written in an informal, chatty style, this book is not so much about conquering fear than about being a Christian. Its lessons of read your Bible, pray, praise, put on your “armor”, trust God and walk in obedience to the Word are for all Christians all the time.
As with most books of this genre I leave wishing I had more specifics instead of the general Biblical applications I’m already familiar with. She doesn’t tell us her story of fearing and conquering, and I wish I knew more or her journey. I really liked how she pointed out shyness as a fear since our family has a major problem with shyness. I also loved the verse she used about how the fear of the Lord is our strong confidence.
A couple of warnings: She believes you haven’t been filled with the Holy Spirit unless you speak in tongues and that that experience is part of salvation. Also, she uses the Message a lot for her verses. It’s just not a translation of the Bible; it’s an interpretation and some of the verses in there get it plain wrong.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)