Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times

Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times

Fear is a complex emotion. Sometimes it saves us. More often it robs us of the life we want. But we can take our lives back.

You'd be hard-pressed to overstate the extent to which fear, anxiety, and worry permeate our lives today. Fear wreaks havoc on our relationships and communities. It leads us into making bad decisions. It holds us back from the very pursuits that promise fulfillment and joy.

Making matters worse, not a week goes by when some new threat or calamity isn't dominating the headlines. Why are there so many tragedies? we wonder. What will happen next?

As the senior pastor of a large, diverse church in America's heartland, Adam Hamilton has seen the cost of fear up close. When he surveyed his congregation on how fear affects them, 2,400 people responded--and what they said was eye-opening. Eighty percent admitted to living with moderate or significant levels of fear.
Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times is Reverend Hamilton's insightful and impassioned response.

Drawing on recent research, inspiring real-life examples, and fresh biblical insight, Hamilton shows how to untangle the knots we feel about disappointing others, failure, financial insecurity, loneliness, insignificance, and aging. Then he helps readers understand and counter fears related to such outsize perils as terrorism, death, and the apocalypse.

Writing with generosity and intelligence, Hamilton shows how believer and unbeliever alike can develop sustaining spiritual practices and embrace Jesus's recurring counsel: "Do not be afraid." For anyone struggling with fear or wondering how families and communities can thrive in troubled times, Unafraid offers an informed and inspiring message full of practical solutions.

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  • Valerie

    My first Goodreads giveaway!Much like Hamilton's sermons, the book combines "real word" ideas with biblical supports and comforts. He uses his own stories, along with those of people he's known and pa...

  • Tracy

    This is one that I previewed for a potential Bible study. I liked that he had both the science of fear and the biblical responses to fear in the same book. As I've come to expect with an Adam Hamilton...

  • Lynda

    Interesting look at our fears and how we can still live our best life with hope. ...

  • Amy Lippoldt

    Used this along with the small group guide to lead two ZOOM small groups of church members during the 2020 pandemic shut down. It is helpful, accessible, faithful. The book discusses a wide range of r...

  • Lisa

    Well written and full of encouragement and truths I needed to read and remember right now. I read this for a study at my church, but I could see lots of value in this work for a non-profit Christian a...

  • Coco Harris

    Meh I wasn’t impressed with this book. Selected by our Sunday school class so I attempted to read it. But honestly it was a DNF & not a genre I typically enjoy. I made it about 65% through. This boo...

  • K

    This was a good book written for these uncertain times. I am looking for more progressive teachers and Hamilton isn’t terribly progressive but coming out of Evangelicalism, he’s a breath of fresh ...

  • Promobon

    "Fear is a Complex Emotion," so begins the book 'Unafraid' by Adam Hamilton's book jacket. Fear dominates Americans right now, so this is a pitch-perfect book on identifying and overcoming fear. There...

  • Denise Herzberg

    How wonderfully relevant this book is to these uncertain times, and days filled with fear, worry, anxiety and emotional confusion. Adam Hamilton has that uniquely Blessed way of helping the reader wit...

  • SheAintGotNoShoes

    I love Pastor Adam !Despite the fact that I am not from the same church as he is, I find so much wisdom, light heartedness and direction from reading his books.A+++++++++++...