Publisher: Ave Maria Press (2016 - November 4)
eARC (256 pages)
Reading Challenges: Read 2016
What are the sources of anxiety, stress, and fear you experience in your life? Popular Catholic speaker and author Sonja Corbitt believes that these often-paralyzing emotions are the direct result of our everyday battles against sin and temptation. In Fearless, she equips us with the spiritual tools we need to restore our spiritual well-being.
The term “spiritual warfare” conjures images of heavenly battles between archangels and demons, but Sonja Corbitt insists that there is a realm of spiritual warfare that is more domestic than it is cosmic—in the trenches of dirty bathrooms, fighting children, irritable spouses, the struggle to stop smoking or overeating, crazy schedules, and overwhelming workloads.
In her new book, the author of Unleashed takes us deep into scripture and the spiritual practices of the Church in order to show us how to resist the avalanche of temptations that can threaten us and lead to paralyzing anxiety and fear. Through her powerful personal story and teaching, Corbitt shows us how to put on the armor of Christ and learn to live fearlessly, love with abandon, and embrace life with confidence.
In Unleashed, Corbitt identified the spiritual wounds that reveal themselves through the harmful patterns and relationships in our lives.
In Fearless, she offers scriptural tools that help us understand and conquer the demons of sin, Satan, self, and sloth. She helps us recognize the methods the devil uses to keep us enslaved and she immerses us in a profound contemplation of love, which is the only possible weapon against the spirit of fear.
In this book you will come to understand
the spiritual roots of fear, depression, and anxiety;
ways to “abide” in Christ and find freedom from fear;
signs of negative spiritual suggestion and influence in your daily life;
the deep, personal lies we believe that keep us slaves to fear;
specific truths about the limitations of Satan’s power and character;
the “pieces” of spiritual armor that protect us from fear; and
how to rest fully in God’s goodness and love.
Each chapter contains features that will make it a popular resource for personal and group study: review notes, an invitation to prayer, and a series of probing questions (called God Prompts) that encourage you to explore the content in a deeply personal way.
Fearless offers encouragement to those who are anxious or fearful about the future and who seek a spiritual solution.
This is a book on spiritual warfare. I have to say that I began it at a time when I really needed to read this. Spiritual warfare is really real, people. It comes to us every single day through fear and anxiety and so much more.
I don’t know how to really review this without sharing a lot of things I would rather not share with the internet public. Rather, I will just say that it is life-changing. Really, go read this book.
There are Scripture passages for various needs, reflection questions that make great starts for journaling, and Corbitt’s own personal experiences. This book really contains A LOT more than I can even put into words.
This is probably one of the most incoherent reviews I’ve ever written but that is just the way it is going to be. This is a book that has the possibility of changing your life, especially if you use the reflection questions as journal prompts.
Seriously though, GO READ THIS BOOK! It is rather amazing and I know that I learned a lot about myself and how I react to the world around me. It is just rather great. So, get this book and let it change your life.
I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley for
review consideration. This in no way affects my opinion of the title
nor the content of this review.