Book Notes: Fearless by Max Lucado

Next week, we begin shipping Fearless, the new book by mega best-selling author, Max Lucado. In a few minutes, I’ll tell you how to get a copy free.

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On the morning of September 15, 2008, I arrived in New York City for a series of meetings on Wall Street. When I got off the plane, I discovered that Lehman Brothers, one of America’s most venerable financial institutions, had filed for bankruptcy. People in the street, on the elevators, and in my meetings seemed stunned. They barely talked. The fear was palpable.

We all sensed that this was something momentous. However, little did we realize that in the months to follow many other familiar institutions would totter and wobble. Not a few would fall to their knees. Fear was about to engulf us like smoke in a burning building.

In fact, if I had to pick one word that summarized the last twelve months, it would be “fear.” It has truly been the “Year of Fear.” People have been afraid that:

  • We are on the verge of economic collapse
  • We would elect the wrong president
  • They would lose their job
  • The wouldn’t be able to support their family
  • Global warming would destroy the planet
  • The Swine Flu would become a pandemic

And the list goes on. In addition, the media were there every step of the way to amplify and spread this emotional virus.

I have to admit, that I have personally struggled with fear more than any other single emotion. It’s been true for my entire adult life. I have laid in bed for nights on end, tossing and turning about all the same things that you worry about: the economy, my job, my health, my kids, etc.

That’s why I was so excited when Max said he wanted to write about fear. If there’s one emotion that is nearly universal, this is it. Maybe this is why Jesus said “fear not,” “do not fear,” “take courage” or something similar 125 times in the Gospels—more than any other single commandment. (The second most common command, to love God and neighbor, appears only eight times.)

My biggest takeaway from this book is that it is possible to live without fear. In fact, the subtitle says it all: “Imagine your life without fear.” Max writes

Imagine your life, wholly untouched by angst. What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats? If you could hover a fear magnet over your heart and extract every last shaving of dread, insecurity, and doubt, what would remain? Envision the day when you can trust more and fear less. Can you imagine your life without fear?”

Fearless will be one of the biggest bestsellers of this year. It is a fantastically well-written book on arguably the greatest felt-need of our time. And you can get it FREE if you act now. Here are three options:

  1. You can download a free PDF of the first chapter and sample the book for yourself. That was enough to hook me. (You will also need a free copy of Adobe Reader to view it.)
  2. You can leave a comment below (scroll down) and then sign-up to get a free copy of the actual book. This offer is limited to the first 100 people who respond. It’s available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Remember, the book will not ship until next week, so it will likely be a few weeks before you get your copy.
  3. If you are a blogger, you can also get a free copy of the actual book. If you are not already signed up as one of our Book Review Bloggers, you need to do that first. Then you can request a copy of the book. We are making 1,000 copies of the book available to bloggers. However, my guess is that these will go quickly.
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  • Amanda

    This looks like a great book!

  • http://twitter.com/EricaHami @EricaHami

    There is so much to be fearful of in this day and time I can't even begin to make a list, I try to not think about things and instead just take life one day at a time, sometimes minute by minute trusting HIM to take care of the details. I can't wait to read/review this book!

  • http://twitter.com/TheSilentChorus @TheSilentChorus

    Worth waiting up til 1am Aussie time, Max is an amazing author… highly recommend ANY of his works!

    ~Dani~

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/michaelhyatt Michael Hyatt

      Now THAT is commitment!

  • Kelly Gillman

    Max Lucado is one of my favorite authors and I can’t wait to read this book.

  • Matt Thisse

    Excited about this book. Love the idea of "fearing less" and not being completely without fear. I have struggled with fear much of my life and have watched the town hall. Can't wait to read Max's thoughts

    Matt Thisse

  • http://twitter.com/christopherbmac @christopherbmac

    My wife and I are wanting to read this book. Sounds like a great read! Thanks.

  • Andy Atkins

    Thanks, Michael. I'm really looking forward to this book!

  • http://www.jamiesrabbits.com Jamie

    Max Lucado always seems to have his finger on the pulse – I can't wait to read it!

  • http://www.jamiesrabbits.com Jamie

    Max Lucado always seems to have his finger on the pulse – I can't wait to read it!

  • Lee

    I've always enjoyed his books and am sure this one will be great as well.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/rsmithcrown rsmithcrown

    This sounds like an outstanding book. Cannot wait to read this one!

  • Clay Knick

    Fear in rampant. I hear it all the time as a pastor & feel it myself at times. I heard Max on a Renovare DVD talk about this. Excellent. Sounds wonderful.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/michaelhyatt Michael Hyatt

      It is. You won't be disappointed.

  • http://building-his-body.blogspot.com/ Anne Lang Bundy

    After fear of God, I think of myself as pretty fearless, in both spiritual and physical realms.

    I'm anxious to read this book and see how I'm actually doing.

  • Lisa S.

    I've been anticipating this book–thanks for updating about it!

  • Jodi

    What an amazing book for our times.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/kevincooper kevincooper

    Looks like a great book. Very timely. Excited to read it.

  • http://www.bethbeutler.com Beth Beutler

    I have struggled with fear on and off throughout my life. I look forward to reading this.

  • http://twitter.com/nanahg3 @nanahg3

    Read the first chapter and can't wait to read the book!

  • http://robertgtaylor.com Robert Taylor

    Fear is so prevalent. Many times it is the fear of the thing, not the thing is the problem. I've love to hear Max's take on i.

  • Ludmil Arsov

    Max Lucado rocks. Looking forward to the new book.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/faughnfamilyof4 faughnfamilyof4

    I am excited about the book and this offer!

  • http://twitter.com/rng888 @rng888

    I look forward to reading Max's latest work!

  • http://www.philsnextkick.com Phillip

    I can't wait to read this book myself, and even more, I can't wait to get other people to read it too!

  • Blake

    Thanks for this opportunity. The books I keep getting from Thomas Nelson always seem to hit me right where I'm at…

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/michaelhyatt Michael Hyatt

      Man, that is good to hear. We are mostly just publishing books that we would like to read. We figure that if we do that, others will want to join us!

  • http://twitter.com/EpicFaith @EpicFaith

    My greatest fear is not failure but success. But I am wrestling with it everyday and with the Lords help I will win.

  • Chris Johnson

    I am excited to get a copy of this new book. I really enjoy Max's writing.

  • CINDY SPICER

    Wow… I can't wait to read it and I'd like a copy

    CINDY SPICER

  • http://www.ServeForLeading.com Benjamin

    Looking forward to reading it.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Mishap Mishap

    I'd love to get a copy! Your endorsement is enough for me to get hooked. Thank you!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/craigtowens craigtowens

    I love Max Lucado! He has such a way of looking at Scripture and making it applicable to me… right now. Listening to your description of this book, I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the free copy offer. I've reviewed several Thomas Nelson books on my blog, and I'm sure I'll be talking up Fearless too.

  • http://twitter.com/DavidGallery @DavidGallery

    Wow Fearless, I am looking forward to read it. Very interesting topic as you said everyone has fear. I fear that I'm not good enough as father, fear to loss job, fear not able to keep up with tech, fear I loss my faith, fear … How we overcome it? Pray?

    Thanks.

  • @SaraHoy

    I'm looking forward to reading Max Lucado's new book "Fearless", especially since this is a such a common topic among our community. We all have our fears — but I like the statement, "imagine your life without fear", things would certainly look different. Trust more & fear less…

  • Al Robert

    I have been following Max's tweets about writing the book. Can't wait to see it.

  • http://onemanonfire.blogspot.com Daniel Smith

    I cannot wait to read this book. and I always enjoy reading your blog.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/brentm00 brentm00

    I've enjoyed many of Max's books and look forward to reading this one as well.

  • Susan Cummings

    Love Max.. read and own allmost everythign he has written. Look forward to Fearless

  • Drew Altom

    As a bookseller, I have never seen this much excitement about an upcoming book release. I am getting calls weekly. I am headed to download the first chapter now to start this read. Can't wait to get my hands on a full copy to become "Fearless" –

    Thanks

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/michaelhyatt Michael Hyatt

      Boy, you don't know how much that warmed my heart! Wow.

  • http://twitter.com/Heart_4_Kenya @Heart_4_Kenya

    Can't wait to read this book. We could all use a reminder that as the world crumbles around us, we have a sure foundation built on Jesus and we have nothing to fear when He is in control of our lives! : )

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/micahf80 micahf80

    I am excited about Max Lucado's book. What a great story teller and challenger in regards to your walk with Christ. I will look forward to this read.

  • RadioBrianC

    Ah, but what about the fear of something being not 100% right? Looking forward to taking a look at it in "Fearless!"

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/JimMartin JimMartin

    Mike,
    Would love to have the book. (Sorry your blog went down)

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/rickonline8610 RickwSmith

    Looks like a great book! Can't wait to check it out.

  • Mitch Blackburn

    I’d love a copy. Great writer with such passion.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/dannyjbixby dannyjbixby

    Looking forward to reading it, I'd love a copy.

  • Josh P.

    Fear is a major concern that the Church needs to get a hold of now. I am looking forward to this book to help as a tool to combat against fear.

  • Carlyn Canady

    AMazing BOOK! I have read almost all of his books and love every single one!

  • David Southern

    Have enjoyed following Max Lucado on Twitter. An awesome title and just at the right time. Fear of all that Michael spoke about plus the issues in my world. Looking forward to the book.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/gary_alexander gary_alexander

    So excited to read this! Thanks for this great offer Michael! Most appreciated!

  • scott meyer

    Michael,
    Looking forward to reading the book. Thanks for your willingness to share.
    Grace & Peace

  • http://www.billwhitt.com/blog Bill Whitt

    Thanks for this promo! I look forward to reading it!

  • Kim

    Wonderful that Max saw this need to write a book about the most debilitating problem in our society today. Cant wait! Kim

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Jrearden Jrearden

    What an on time book. When so much of the church is being controlled by fear this is right on the money for the time we live in. We limit ourselves so much by operating in the spirit of fear that doesn't come from God… He hasn't given us the spirit of fear it's a learned behaivor. Can't wait to read the whole book.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Jrearden Jrearden

    What an on time book. When so much of the church is being controlled by fear this is right on the money for the time we live in. We limit ourselves so much by operating in the spirit of fear that doesn't come from God… He hasn't given us the spirit of fear it's a learned behaivor. Can't wait to read the whole book.

  • David

    Would love to receive Max's new book. @defowler1 Twitter

  • http://www.facebook.com/brianeritchie Brian Ritchie

    sounds like a timely book

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/MyersBaker MyersBaker

    I am looking forward to reading the new book!

  • Braxton Haynes

    Wow!! Can't wait to read this one. Max's language always speaks directly to my heart.

  • Jeanette M

    Love Max Lucado…and this book will definitely help me get through a tough time upcoming…my mom's death. I want to be Fearless!

  • Tacey

    Sounds great~

  • Karla Jenkins

    I can’t wait to read this book – Max Lucado is a wonderful author.

  • Braxton Haynes

    Wow!! Can't wait to read this one. Max's language always speaks directly to my heart.

  • Renny Ross

    Max is speaking to a great subject for right now. I want to read this one.

  • http://twitter.com/steveharrrison steveharrison

    Wow! Cool would love to have a copy…thanks…aprreciate your encouragement…

  • Carol Snyder

    Love ALL of Max’s books and can’t wait to get my hands on this one!
    …the cure for fear is found in Christ!

  • Kim

    I cannot wait to read this book!

  • http://www.grace4rae.com Rachel

    Fear is a huge factor in my life from being a young person who had a great job, being laid off, and now struggling to find work back in my industry. Fear of being rejected at countless interviews. Fear of never being able to do the work I love, the work I feel called to do. And then the fear of stepping out on my own, starting my own company and actually living out my calling that I know God has given me.

    I am so excited to read this book! :)

  • http://www.kellycombs.com Kelly Combs

    Thomas Nelson is so great at giving away free books. An amazing program.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/ihenni ihenni

    Lots of fear out there… interested to read this.

  • Chris

    Being fearful prevents us from thinking clearly. What a timely book!

  • Carl

    This sounds awesome!

  • G-P

    I have read a number of Lucado books and am looking forward to FEARLESS.

  • http://www.tabithas-team.com Kelly Harbaugh

    Fears we wrestle with most – uncertain financial future, like most; also the health and future of our kids.

    I can't wait to read Fearless!

  • Carol Holtz

    Max Lucado is one of my VERY FAVORITE authors! I try not to miss any of his new materials and can't WAIT to read this one!

  • Angie Black

    I would love to have a copy of this book. Fear has always been something that sneaks up on me when I least expect it and I would love to read this book to find ways to combat this fear.

    Angie Black

  • http://www.theheartoftherockiesstudio.blogspot.com Gail Ross

    I’m always waiting eagerly to read Max’s next book from the time I read the last sentence of this current book until the next one is in print.! He writes with great insight and passion. I never miss his books, and am looking forward to reading “Fearless”!

  • Philip

    What an excellent topic for this time in our society, especially with the economic downturn. Can't wait to read the book!

    Thanks Max and Michael!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/christlifecoach christlifecoach

    Can't wait to read it!

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/nysy nysy

      Can't wait to read it as well. Hope I got in on time for a free copy :)

  • Andrew Leuthold

    I read a tweet from Max last week that shows a bit of "fearless-ness". He had the courage to walk out of a movie that he realized was inappropriate. I can't wait to read Fearless. Thanks!

  • http://www.stepfaniestimeout.com Stepfanie Bishop

    Max Lucado is such an awesome writer. Thank you so much for this offer and can’t wait for the book!

  • http://twitter.com/couponchris @couponchris

    I can't wait to get my copy!

  • http://www.deshazophotography.com Megan

    I 'm a huge Max Lucado fan and would love a copy of his new book (and what better day since today is my birthday! :) )

  • Jordan

    I would love a copy. I haven't ready any Lucado in several years.

  • Kevin

    Right now the struggle is with finances and, as a man, leading my family as He would have me lead.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/leanneyoungmacd leanneyoungmacd

    Hi, if possible, I'd like a copy too. Thanks.

  • david morris

    Max Lucado is one of the best! Can't wait to read his new book. Thanks!

  • http://www.markruns.wordpress.com Mark Eldridge

    Looking forward to reading it.

  • kara

    can't wait to read it…the Fearless sermons were great!

  • Jeffrey Pylant

    I love Max! He 'splains the Word in a simple, clear way that clears out all the clutter and confusion.

  • http://twitter.com/delhokie @delhokie

    I would LOVE a copy! I've very excited about the content and subject of this book!

  • Angela

    I look forward to reading this book…
    Faith and not fear!
    Blessings,
    Angela

  • S_Renz

    I love Max Lucado's books. This one I'm sure will be not disappoint

  • Kimi

    Thanks for this great opportunity. Sounds like a great book. Would love to have one!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/rc63o rc63o

    this looks like a great book, so excited to read it since this is something i struggle with so much!!

  • Jill

    i can't wait to read this book

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Mark_runs Mark_runs

    A super writer can't wait to read

  • http://largeendeavors.wordpress.com Lena

    I can't wait to read the book!

  • Johnie Stafford

    Can't wait to read it. Sounds like an awesome book. Fear is paralyzing.

  • Grace andres

    Can’t wait to read it

  • http://twitter.com/dianaguiney @dianaguiney

    I can't wait to read this book! As a mother, I fear what my children may encounter growing up in such a scary world. Thank you for offering this opportunity.

  • http://twitter.com/dianaguiney @dianaguiney

    I can't wait to read this book! As a mother, I fear what my children may encounter growing up in such a scary world. Thank you for offering this opportunity.

  • Rob Lindoo

    I look forward to reading another one of MH's recommended books.

  • Jan

    At the ripe age of 50, I'm realizing all I've missed because of fear .. my current focus is overcoming that, and I've been excitedly anticipating this book.

  • Annette

    I would love a copy of this book. I have been watching his sermon series on Fear Less. I can’t wait to read the book.

    Thank
    Annette

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1297331779 Julie Brown

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  • Rafael Schilling

    I Love when Max Lucado come from Brazil! Waiting to read it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1297331779 Julie Brown

    :) Would love to read Max's new book :) Did I make it under the 100?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1297331779 Julie Brown

    Excuse that — I hit submit because the text wasn't coming up! Just too excited I guess, trying to get in under the 100!

  • http://twitter.com/BourneMedia @BourneMedia

    You talked me into it. I am now a book reviewer for Thomas Nelson. Thanks. i look forward to reading (and reviewing) the book.

  • http://www.sheriyates.blogspot.com sheriyates

    I am# 104, but in case you decide to Bump it up to over 100, I would LOVE a copy!

  • http://www.twitter.com/raspberrygirl Roanna

    I would love to get a copy of this. I just recently started reading Max Lucado's work.

  • http://www.morningsidechog.org T.J. Carlson

    I'd love a copy of the book!!! Can't wait!

  • http://jennipearl.blogspot.com Jenni

    I'd love a copy ….

  • http://www.handsdance.blogspot.com Rissa

    awesome.. just what i need to read it!! prefect for the times that we are in.. and prefect for me to read in the situations i am facing.. IF i don't get a comment thru this.. i will definetly get it on book review & read it!!

  • http://twitter.com/aecoxwell @aecoxwell

    This book sounds great! Can't wait to read it.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/scoobyshelly scoobyshelly

    I would love to get a copy of this book! I would love to learn how to be "Fearless"!!

  • Gary Petro

    I can't wait to read it.

  • Karmen

    I believe that this book is going to address a lot of the day to day issues that I have been having.l can't wait to read it.

  • http://www.healthfulsteps.blogspot.com/ Charity Gordon

    I would really like to have a copy, thanks for the opportunity!! Your right the timing is right for a book on fear.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/PASTORTJ PASTORTJ

    I'd love a copy of the book! Looking forward to it so much!

  • David Terrell

    Would love a copy if it is still available.

  • melissa in co

    I have been very interested in reading this book for a long time. We have financial and medical worries. Fear…ugh…

    Melissa

  • Justin Baker

    Sounds like a challenging and encouraging read! I'd like a copy.

  • Adam Gregory

    Looks like a great book. I think I'll sign up to get a free copy

  • Barbara

    I've been waiting for this book to be released … Max seems to be able to reach into God's word and extract the really important stuff and bring it forward. His FB messages have already inspired me …

  • http://www.facebook.com/ihatethesestupidchanges Jeff Sygney

    I think I might be too late. Oh well. I tried. Looks like it will be a good book.

  • http://www.mommypixels.wordpress.com Lana

    I would love a copy. Love Max's writing!!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/speli speli

    Fear is a reality even in a Christian's life – I have been out of work for over six months after eleven years as an executive in a software company. Yet God keeps telling me "Fear not" in the pages of His magnificent Word. Looking forward to the read – thank you.

  • http://twitter.com/tamibaldwin @tamibaldwin

    Max is one of my favorite authors… His words are moving, inspiring, uplifting, and thought-provoking! This preview looks fabulous!

  • MsM

    As someone with anxiety 'issues', I've been looking forward to this book since first hearing about it.. Thanks for this opportunity!

  • Ron

    Can't wait to read this book.

  • Douglas Tollett

    Looks like it's going to be a great read… We love Max!

  • Lee

    Thanks Max, Michael, and TN…good stuff on ever-current subject for many! Thanks for sharing!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/kathyrowland kathyrowland

    This book sounds amazing…a life without fear…hard to imagine…very appealing. Would love a copy!

  • Cathy Davis

    Thank you Michael for another opportunity to read a great book!

  • http://twitter.com/kktatiez @kktatiez

    From everything I've read and heard about this book, it's excellent. Can't wait to read it.

  • http://www.danmeyer.org Dan Meyer

    I'm a blogger and I'd love to get a copy of the new book!

  • mingram

    I always enjoy Max Lucado's books. He definately will press into you and challenge you to follow more closely our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I would cherish a copy.

  • Tami B.

    I can't wait to read the rest of this phenominal book!

  • Brian Bailey

    I love a copy if it is still available.

  • Kelly

    Fear is what drives us and stops us … I can not wait to read it!

  • Connie

    Love Max Lucado…would love to read this book!

  • oheisner

    Looking forward to it! :)

  • Bonnie Kamanaroff

    Want to read this book!

  • Steve Baylor

    I am a believer and a small business owner looking to lead a small group at my church with the book Fearless as our study. Business has been tough this year and am dealing with real fear of trusting God with finances!
    .
    Looking forward to the book!

  • Brian Bailey

    Would love a copy if it is still available.

  • haydee go

    hi michael, i got a confirmation earlier. hope i get mine though i’m based in singapore. thank you!

  • Lisa Messer

    Love Max Lucado. Can’t wait to read this book !

  • Andrew Gaz

    can’t wait for this new book!!

  • nic

    Awesome. I can't wait to read it!

  • sarah

    when does the book come out?

  • Donna Franklin

    Look like another great book from Max L.

  • Donna Franklin

    Looks like another great book by Max L.

  • Donna Franklin

    I can't see any submit form on the book request page…???

  • http://htpp//Twitter/RalphJacquez Ralph Jacquez

    Can’t wait to read this book!!

  • http://frjamescoles.wordpress.com Fr. James

    I look forward to reading and reviewing Max's newest offering. It seems to already be generating great interest!

  • http://twitter.com/adamcdennis @adamcdennis

    I tried my best to get on here at 10:00 (CST) but the website was bombarded with people and locked down. I cannot wait to get the book. Max writes in a way that makes it so easy to comprehend.

  • http://www.deanaohara.com Deana OHara

    Great thoughts today – Working on a ministry set, hit with fear and I see a post by Ken Davis on passionate and then your post about Max's book. I love how God reaches back in those moments of my day. I missed the first 100, and that is okay – This is a book I'll buy, no doubt about it.

  • Mark

    Thanks for the many incredible insights over the years. This will surely be another adventure in living out the Christian life.

  • http://www.deanaohara.com Deana OHara

    I meant to write passionate speaking in that last comment.

  • TRod

    wow! I would love to read this book!

  • Dean

    What a timely topic! Can't wait to read it.

  • Marcy Selby

    Loved reading the first chapter of "Fearless". I think this book was written just for me. The timing is perfect for what I am going through. If it is at all possible I would love to receive a free copy of this book.

  • Tracy Atcheson

    I would really enjoy reading this book. I struggle with fear periodically. I think it would help me.

  • Kelly

    I would love to read this book!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/sharirisoff sharirisoff

    I will love this book as I have all of Max Lucado's books!

  • http://www.facebook.com/emuelle1 Eric S. Mueller

    I missed out. It took 45 minutes to get your page to load on my iPhone, then I couldn't get the Facebook connect to work. Now that I'm back at my desk, it looks like they're all gone.

    I might buy a copy at some point if it's as good as I'm hearing.

  • Lana Jurewicz

    So looking forward to reading this book. I have battled fear and worry my entire life and read as much to keep a positive outlook.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/MikeMcClung MikeMcClung

    Wow what a relevant topic.

  • Cindy Graham

    I hope I make the top 100…Max is my favorite author and I would LOVE to get a copy of fearless. Fear is one of the greatest issues in my life. Love to the writer and the publisher!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jitterbugger Chanda Torske

    I fear that I am not good enough . . . for pretty much everything; not good enough for a gentle, caring man in my life, for a new vehicle, to go out and have fun with friends, to be seen in public, to be a parent, to win the lottery, to ask for help, etc. I also fear poverty and homelessness; this economy has hit me hard. I fear that our country will be bombed by terrorists. And all this fear I have makes me feel like I am not good enough for God.

  • http://www.calltofaith.net Debbie

    Love Max Lucado! Can't wait to read the book!

  • http://www.brianproffit.info Brian

    Max Lucado's gentle, picturesque style is perfect for handling this topic. I'd love a copy!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/amandabintn amandabintn

    Perfect topic for this perfect time – Fearless. I cannot WAIT to read this book in its entirety! Thanks for the review, Michael. I'll blog my review as soon as possible. Working on my review of Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl – loved it while reading it, loving it even more as I process it all.

  • http://loriamoore.blogspot.com Lori A. Moore

    Thank you for your support of Christian authors and for providing the first chapter of Max's book to whet our appetites.

  • Chris Murfin

    I can't wait to read a copy of this book.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MinsikYoon Minsik Yoon

    Great … I am a big fan of Max Lucado.
    Thank you.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/lindsaymanfredi lindsaymanfredi

    I'm a business blogger, ghost writer. I would love a copy of this book.
    http://www.linzstar.com
    Thanks!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/lindsaymanfredi lindsaymanfredi

    I'm a business blogger, ghost writer. I would love a copy of this book.
    http://www.linzstar.com
    Thanks!

  • http://www.joannfore.com Jo Ann Fore

    Faith not fear. We should eat this for dinner nightly.

    Thanks for post.

  • Mark Kordic

    Yes, the topic is sure to resonate with many!

  • http://www.SamPasco.com Tobie Lynn Pasco

    My husband and I really look forward to reading this, and learning how to keep that faith in these times of so much uncertainty.

  • http://twitter.com/chazelang @chazelang

    i'm so excited for this book..

  • Randy Botti

    Wow, what a concept, fear is a parking brake that is left on in your life.

  • Lynne Eichel

    Sounds great. I always read what Mary Graham recommends. :)

  • Judi Arant

    I love Max's writing. I'm looking forward to this book. This really seems to be a recurring theme lately. I think its a message to the church from God. Hope I can still get a free copy. thanks.

  • http://www.faithbarista.com FaithBarista

    Hi Michael,

    I'm a Christian blogger and I'd love to review Max's book.

    I just submitted my application to be a Book Review Blogger.
    But, I think by the time I get into the system to request it, I think they'll all be gone.

    I wanted to post here, in case I can still receive one.

    Thanks!
    FaithBarista Bonnie

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Beaconhillnw Jim

    signed up to be a book review blogger…i'm stoked…

  • http://www.facebook.com/jteran Jeremy Teran

    just in case . . . I'd love a copy, too.

  • http://jeffgoins.myadventures.org Jeff Goins

    I'd love to review a copy for Wrecked.org

  • Lisa Irby

    Looking forward to reading the book! Thank you.

  • Paulbuchanan

    Great book! Looking forward to getting this book, please send me one!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/staton4 staton4

    I think this is a very timely book, especially because of the current events that have been taking place with our country's economy at the forefront of things. I am looking forward to reading this new release from Max Lucado, because from time to time I see how fear tries to creep into my life and have a negative affect on my faith. I want to be all God has called me to be, and do all He has called me to do! Need to live fearless in order to do that! Blessings!

  • Cece

    I really can't imagine my life without some forms of fear…. but I know it is possible. Sounds like Max wrote on a topic that is in the foremost of people's minds. I keep thinking about the VeggieTales movie that talks about fear… "God is bigger than the buggy man, He's bigger than Gozilla or the monster on TV…. and He's watching out for you and me!!!"

  • amanda

    Having struggled with fear in a very deep way in the past–I'm REALLY looking forward to Max's next book!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joyce.dierschke Joyce Dierschke

    Sounds like a great new book!

  • ed chung

    sounds like a great offset to all the fear conjured up by the media today

  • Myriam

    I love Max Lucado's books.Fearless sounds perfect for me. Can't wait for it to come out.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/vicki_small vicki_small

    It does sound like a terrific book. Apparently, you ran out of the 100…then 200…free copies within about 30 minutes of when my e-mail program says your BookNote arrived, and about an hour before I read it. I'm a BRB, but I have another book still to be reviewed, so that avenue is out.

    Okay, I clicked on the link to download the .pdf of Chapter 1. After about four tries, I gave up; the link didn't go anywhere. Ironically, the link to "buy the actual book" works just fine! :o) That, however, will have to wait.

    What I will do, though, is share the post on FaceBook. God bless!

  • http://pressingonwitheddie.blogspot.com Eddie Williams

    Believe that I was led to read this today, as there is a need in my life to dispell any and all fear from my heart. Going some difficult times right now, and I do so wish I had a copy of Max's book in front of me today. If you would be willing to share a copy of "Fearless" with me I would be deeply grateful. I use my blog as a means to minister to others and all material that is available to accomplish that work is a blessing.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/michaelhyatt Michael Hyatt

    Me, too. I think that's why I found it so relevant!

  • http://wwwlsoutheasterncharm.blogspot.com Kristy Ensor

    Fear and worry seem to go hand in hand. Such a good topic to elaborate on. I look forward to reading the book.

    • http://wwwlsoutheasterncharm.blogspot.com Kristy Ensor

      Forgot to mention that In addition to my Southeastern Charm blog, I also write a weekly column called SOUL CAFE for Southern Beauty Magazine @ http://www.sobeautymag.com. Would love to review the book. Thanks for your time and consideration.

  • Bobbie-Jo Reuber

    I am a big fan of Max, so are my children with his kid's books. Fearless sounds amazing from what I've read. Can I please have a copy!?:)

  • http://deepakpanigrahy.wordpress.com Deepak

    I would like to have one copy. Thanks again, Michael.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/RogerGriffith RogerGriffith

    This is such a timely topic for the times in which we live. I can't wait to read the entire book.

  • Davis

    Sounds Awesome! I love Max Lucado. Would love a copy.

  • Alanna Webster

    I am very interested in reading this book!!

  • c.m. habermehl

    I cannot wait to read it ether. would love a copy.
    c.m. habermehl

  • Vern Slaton

    max lucado is one of my favorite authors of all time. he's not complicated in his writtings but he is down to earth i am excited about this book cause i believe it's a book that this world need in these days

  • http://www.back40life.com back40life

    I love how you guys are providing these books free of charge for people to read – just signed up to get my blogger copy – thanks much!!

  • Chase

    I may be too late to get a copy for free but I do enjoy Max's writings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/frpeterpreble Revpeter-Michael Preble

    Would love to get a copy of the book if there are any left.

  • http://www.nlpg.com Robert Parrish

    Based on 1st chapter with Max writing about his brother and his teenage years, this will be a powerful book. I’d like to learn how to live fearlessly, esp as wife and I head out to minister to missionaries. If there are any left, please send a copy to PO Box 701, Kimberling City, MO 65686

  • Angie Gullett

    There are a lot of fears I struggle with and I would love to read this so I hope I get a free book. Also just love Max Lucado!
    Angie Gullett

  • ray pratl

    I'd like a copy… Max Lucado is a Christian Voice that needs to be heard. My ministry and life's trajectory have been eternally impacted.

  • C. Manion

    Thanks for sharing Max with us, Michael! I'm making a list of my fears so I can look them in the face. They include not being accepted by others, giving too much money away and not having "enough" – whatever THAT is.

    Do the thing you fear to do and that's the death of fear.

    C. Manion

  • http://twitter.com/theCRICKETtoy @theCRICKETtoy

    Would LOVE a copy of this book! I'm sort of in an interesting valley looking at 2 formidable hills to climb. I really look forward to Max's insight about this. Can't wait to read this! So perfect right now!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/patriciazell patriciazell

    The best way to defeat fear is to cultivate a relationship with God through Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. I do not waste time feeling condemned because I'm afraid of something. I take whatever the circumstance is and ask God to give me knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. Hebrews 2:14-15 says that Christ destroyed the one who had the power of death–the devil–and released those who were (are) in bondage through the fear of death. So, not only did Christ tell us to not fear, but he also made the way for us to not fear.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1121135994 Linda Ainslie

    I cannot wait to get the book..

  • Alan Teaford

    Just finished Facing your Giants, using Max's bible study guide for Acts- Worthwhile reading and very apropos for this day and age. A real testament to living out Hebrews 11:1. Worthwhile following on Twitter (in which I heard about the book).

  • http://byhisgracejenny-burr.blogspot.com/ Jenny B

    It does sound like it will be a fantastic read. I've just signed up to be a blogger so the book should arrive soon.

  • sarah lyons

    That is really nice that they are able and willing to make such a sacrifice for the wellbeing of other individuals struggling in todays world. May God continue to bless you and everyone involved directly or indirectly.

  • Jim Weeks

    I used to be a sales rep for Multnomah when Max first came back from Rio, I sold his books for 5 years as a Multnomah rep. I have several autographed copies and would love to read the newest. He is a super guy. I am now retired.
    Jim Weeks
    Bella Vista, AR

  • miguel

    thanks… i'm excited to read this book…

  • hazel

    can't wait to have and read this book.. ;p

  • http://twitter.com/tom_wells @tom_wells

    Great read….can't wait for a copy!

  • Brianne

    Thank you for the opportunity to get this book for free! I can't wait to read it!

  • Barbara

    I love Max Lucado's and I would love to have a copy of this book. It sounds like it will be a great book. I recently filed Bankrutcy myself and have family issues that I pray with God on a daily basis about. I know he will answer my prayers in his time.

  • Holly

    Before the buzz came about Max's new book, I was renewing my love for the older ones. I love his style of writing, and immediately knew once I saw the new title it was one I had to have. Knowing what a great God we have, one that uses our lives for good and not harm makes it so ironic that we continue to struggle with these fears. Fear grips me every day, every hour of my life, and I want it GONE!!! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the book and your experiences in New York. I pray that many through reading this book and grabbing hold of the power of Jesus will break strongholds holding them for so long. I can't wait until this book is in my hands, no matter how it comes!

  • http://twitter.com/bradtuggle @bradtuggle

    Thanks, Max, for once again pinpointing the pulse of our times & Jesus' words to address it.

  • MaDonna Millard

    This looks like another wonderful book from Max Lucado. It is so relivent for this time and I will be looking forward to reading it and sharing it. The older I get the more I want to share God's wisdom, love and care with my family and friends and Max's books help me do that. I would be happy to get a free copy.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/artistictrend artistictrend

    Hi Mr. Hyatt, I am a huge fan of Max Lucado and would love to get a copy of his book. I watched your youtube video on the family christian bookstore site which said that we could get a copy if we asked and were one of the first 1000 – I am a mother of 6 and I love sharing my books with anyone who is willing to read them.

    thank you so very much and God Bless You! Robin Morris

  • Larry Hanthorn

    I have always loved Max Lucado. "in the Grip of Grace" sits on my bookshelf and I frequently give away a few copies each year to fellow travelers. God has given him a gift with words that touch my heart and the hearts of many others. I can't wait to read Fearless and spread the word fo my firends and family.

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  • http://oakponte.org Val

    I think this would be great for an outreach focused sermon series, for starting new community small groups and as an outreach tool in general. Don't get me wrong — everyone in the church can benefit from it as well and our best light to shine for Jesus would be to be fearless in His strength!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/atticbook atticbook

    This first chapter really caught me. I am glad Max Lucado has thought and prayed throught the reality of fear. What a treasure to share. I will read through each chapter capturing applications for daily living. Thanks!

  • Cheryl

    Thank you for sharing the first chapter of FEARLESS. I enjoyed reading it. I can’t wait to read the rest of Max Lucado’s inspiring message of living a life without fear. Fear can be so paralyzing and not allow us to move forward in life. I would love to share this book with others who are afraid. Thanks again.

  • Cindy Alexander

    I have got to get this book. I can't wait to read it.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/cindylou123 cindylou123

    I can't wait to read this book.

  • http://www.faithandfootball.net Eric Brazos

    I just finished reading the first chapter from the free download. I can't wait to read the rest of the book. Every Christian needs to read this book ASAP.

  • karena

    i agree, i like Max Lucado. he was one of the first authors that i followed three years ago when i became a christian. i guess people really do want to hear about tough stuff, as intimidating as it may seem.