"Afraid of All the Things: tornadoes, cancer, adoption, and other stuff you need the gospel for"
Book Description from the publisher:
Life is full of scary things, dangerous things. Each and every day something bad could happen to me, to you, to my loved one, to your loved ones. Knowing this we have to still go to work, send our children to school and go through the mundane tasks of daily life and enjoy the special moments. However, sometimes knowing this and that fear of bad things happening can interfere and try to take over causing anxiety to take over and cause difficulty with living life and completing even the most mundane tasks. Scarlet shares her story of how she was afraid of so much and afraid of losing much. However, she learned that she does not have to live in fear and allow that to consume her life. Scarlet shares how Jesus helped her to overcome these fears, Jesus helps her on a daily basis to not live in fear, but to trust Him and live her life. I think my most favorite section of this book is the one where she speaks of peace and having anytime peace. As children, hopefully, much of childhood was lived without fear as children are innocent and don't understand the realities of life. Many believe peace will happen again later in life; however anyone can experience peace now at any stage as Jesus is the Prince of Peace. Scarlet writes in a way that it is so easy to get caught up in reading and have it seem as if she is speaking straight to me and we are having a conversation. I highly recommend this book as one to help alleviate fears and struggles and really live life allowing Jesus to be right there alongside us.
*Thanks to the B&H/Lifeway Blogger Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*