Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves by Trillia J. Newbell is both saturated with gospel truths and practical on a daily life level. We all know fear and how powerful it is. Newbell walks through several common fears with encouragements for answering those fears with faith. Two excerpts are below for your evaluation.
There is safety in God. You and I think we have to be in control of how we are viewed or of what others think, but God says no, we are safe. We think we need to worry about the harm others could inflict, physical or otherwise, so we withhold speaking about Jesus; but God says no, we are safe. The fear of man leads us into a trap, like a caged animal, but the fear of the Lord leads us into the arms of a safe Father. (Kindle 18%)
If you fear you won’t measure up because there’s just so much that needs to be done and you simply can’t do it all, leaving you feeling guilty and depleted, some of the best news you and I can hear is that we actually cannot do it all. The problem with guilt is that it condemns us and leaves us weary and without hope. Guilt says that the finished work on the cross was not enough, so we must bear our burden alone. (Kindle 38%)
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Are you a mother and enjoy sharing experiences with other mothers for mutual encouragement? Well, Tim Challies has a book along those lines that you may like. Devoted: Great Men and Their Godly Moms is a collection of biographical sketches of a variety of mothers of well-known Christian leaders throughout history. Although the times and responsibilities and situations are different, there is much to learn from looking at the lives of these women.
Here is an excerpt:
It seems fitting to conclude this book with so simple and straightforward an example of a godly mother. We know nothing more of Eunice than her commitment to Scripture and her willingness to share it with Timothy. The Bible leaves no other record of her life. She has gone down in history as a godly mother who was privileged to see her son grow up to be a great Christian man, as a true woman of the Word. There is no greater accolade than that.
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