From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible tells us to fear God, but our lives show where our true fears lie. Warping the shape of our lives from day to day, sinful, controlling fear also paralyzes us spiritually: we’re afraid to obey or trust God in the circumstances that scare us, and we care more about what others think of us than what God thinks.
Here the Macks encourage you to embrace the fear that is good for you—showing how the fear of God drives out all other fears and laying the groundwork for a strong foundation for courage in every situation.
This book can be used for individual growth and development, for group study, or for homework assignments for those in counseling.
“If you are one of those professing Christians whose most significant struggle is fear, you’ve now found in this book a treasure trove of biblical teaching that can wonderfully liberate you.”
—Lance Quinn, Pastor, Grace Advance at Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California
“Courage tops the list of books that I regularly recommend for discipleship and counseling. There are few books written that are as helpful a resource to nearly every counselee that walks through my door.”
—John Street, Professor and Chair of Biblical Counseling, The Master’s College & Seminary
“The Macks’ work stands out among a number of good resources on the subject. I would encourage you to use it first to bless your own life and then to use it to bless the life of everyone you know who might experience the emotion of fear (wouldn’t that be all of us?).”
—Amy Baker, Counselor, Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries
Wayne Mack is the author of the best-selling books Strengthening Your Marriage and Preparing for Marriage God’s Way. He lives in Pretoria, South Africa, where he teaches biblical counseling to pastors at Strengthening Ministries Training Institute. He also spends about six weeks each year teaching in the USA.
Joshua Mack (MDiv, The Master's Seminary; DMin, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is pastor-teacher of Living Hope Church in Pretoria, South Africa, and Executive Director of 1Hope Ministries International.