This is the first book I’ve read by Worthington, but if this book is any indication, it won’t be my last! I’ve struggled with fear, worry, and anxiety for as long as I can remember. Logically, I know I can take it all to God in prayer and then let it go. However, the application is not always easy for me. And this is exactly what Worthington tackles in Fierce Faith.
Each chapter addresses a different fear, so there is likely something relatable for everyone:
- Fear of Rejection
- Fear for Our Children
- Fear of Failure
- Fear of Betrayal
- Fear of Missing Out
- Fear of the Future
- Fear of Not Being Enough
- Fear that We Are on Our Own
Worthington uses lists all over the place, which made list maker very happy! The lists are designed to help the reader create their own battle plan for when they’re under attack and headed toward the “Bad Bs”: busy, blame, bury, binge, and brood.
While this book is geared toward women, there are lessons and wisdom in this book which are relevant to anyone. The tips are practical, and the author encourages the reader all through the book with personal stories and tips for when the enemy attacks. She strives to empower the reader to replace the enemy’s lies with God’s truths. I have highlights and notes all over the place, and I know I’ll go back and reference them on more than one occasion.
Some of my favorite quotes (reminders) are:
- “Fear is a liar.”
- “Our thoughts give life or steal joy.”
- “Don’t let the fear of tomorrow steal your life today.”
- “If God, maker of all heaven and earth, has complete confidence in us, who are we to doubt ourselves?”
- “Your worries won’t change your what-ifs, but prayer will.”
- “God’s presence doesn’t mean you are fearless; it means you can fear less.”
- “Failure is the rich soil in which our faith grows.”
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book as part of the HC BookLook Bloggers program, but I wasn’t required to leave a positive review.
About the author...
Alli Worthington is the author of Fierce Faith and Breaking Busy, she's a speaker, and a business coach. Her goal is to help women live the life they were created to live.
Alli is a sought after coach and consultant who has helped individuals, small business owners, and Fortune 500 companies be more successful.
Alli's no-nonsense, guilt-free take on motherhood, parenting, and balance has lead to appearances on The Today Show and Good Morning America.
She lives outside Nashville with her husband, Mark, their five sons, and the only golden retriever who refuses to retrieve.
All spends way too much time on Instagram at @AlliWorthington, and you can find out all about her at AlliWorthington.com