In scripture, the opposite of faith is often fear. With remarkable frequency, the first thing God says to those poised at the edge of momentous decisions or holy encounters is, "Do not be afraid." What God intends is not simply an attitude adjustment but empowerment. "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. Each chapter considers a theme that explores what God's message of "do not be afraid" makes possible in our lives: trust, vocation, witness, justice, and transformation. After each chapter, Indermark includes spiritual exercises that invite readers to move deeper into the words on the page.
The Leader's Guide at the back of the book provides step-by-step suggestions for an 8-week small-group study.