In scripture, the opposite of faith is often fear. With remarkable frequency, the first word God speaks to those poised at the edge of momentous decisions or holy encounters is: "do not be afraid". What is intended is not simply an attitude adjustment. What is intended is for lives to be empowered by that decisive word, so that "do not be afraid" finds its expression when we do not live afraid. This book invites readers, and groups who gather around it, to take that word to heart-and beyond heart-to living.
After each chapter, the author includes spiritual exercises that invite readers to move deeper into the words on the page. The Session Guides in the back of the book enrich the content for small group study.