Renowned author and workshop leader Eric Law offers a hopeful journey through the landscape of fear we encounter in the wake of events such as terrorist acts, wars, tsunamis, and hurricanes. Individuals may not know exactly how to cope with their fears, Law says, but marketers, media, and politicians certainly understand how to take advantage of fear and use it to sell products, gain attention, and win election support. Many of us are left doubting our abilities to cope, not trusting anyone, and unable to become intimate with other people. This reduces life to simple risk management. Surely life must be more than avoiding danger. Law proposes that by following Jesus, we can become "fear-miners," discovering within our fears the gifts and possibilities for ministry and the opportunities to build intimate communities of trust, which are our primary support for facing down terror.Table of Contents:
- Fear, Phobia, Sex, and Ministry
- Fear, Marketers, Politicians, and Symbolic Substitutes
- Rituals, Rules, Technologies, and the Color-Coded Threat-Level System
- Fear-Conqueror, Fear-Bearer, and Fear-Miner
- Fear-Exploiter, Fear of God, and Intimacy with God
- Finding Intimacy in a World of Fear
- What Are You Doing Here?