Where’s Your Jesus Now? Examining How Fear Erodes our Faith by Karen Spears Zacharias; 2008; $18.99; 218 pages; Zondervan, Grand Rapids, MI; 978-0-310-28386-7; purchased from Amazon.com; 8/26/15-8/29/15
This is definitely a book that I will read over and over. I was left with the sense that the way to not let fear erode our faith is to dwell in the presence of the Lord. Karen takes stories ripped from the headlines and applies them to our lives to show how we are letting fear rule our lives. She points out ways that the media and government play on our fears to herd us sometimes like shepple. We need to dwell constantly in the presence of the Lord. We need to realize that we need not play into the fears that are laid out for us by others, but to constantly look elsewhere for our hope. We need to closely examine those things that are presented to us as things we should fear and see if it is something we actually fear.
Did I learn anything? I learned to be more investigative when I am presented with another thing to fear. Check it out and see if it is something real or not. This is a book that I will something new from each time I read it.
What is with the title of the review? This is a phrase that I think of every time I read this, look somewhere other than this world for peace.