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Let Go of Your Fear

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I was asked by the publisher to review this book for netgalley.com. I liked this book quite a bit. It was conversational and friendly. It offered good insights and advice. I highly recommend this book.
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In this excellent book, which I plan to read often, Gary Zimak provides a close reading of the parable about Jesus and the storm, and gives readers profound advice about how to deal with fear, keep the faith and trust in God. I especially liked his advice about prayer. At the end of each chapter, there are 
 questions for reflection and prayers. 
This was a very reassuring and helpful book.

EDITION     Paperback

ISBN            9781646801299

PRICE         $15.95 (USD)
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These are trying times in which we live. Pandemics, wars, urban violence, economic troubles, and other social ills can wreak havoc on our faith.

Author Gary Zimak recognizes the fears that can grip us in the dead of night--or even during broad daylight. He has discovered the secret to surviving and thriving amidst the threat of calamity comes through a strong relationship with Christ.

Zimak has done a great service in writing Let Go of Your Fear: Choosing to Trust Jesus in Life's Stormy Times. In this pivotal work, he reminds us that Jesus is bigger than any problem we may encounter.

As Zimak writes, "You may not have been in the boat on the Sea of Galilee, but you can still learn a valuable lesson from Jesus's calming of the storm. His words can calm the storms in your life too."

Let Go of Your Fear is a guidebook for negotiating the uncertainty of life. As a result, it is one of those books you may turn to again and again whenever life seems to be reeling out of control.
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All too often we allow fear and panic to overcome us and make us incapable of acting. in this excellent book, Zimak uses the two instances in the gospels where the apostles were surprised by storms as a means to show us how to overcome our fear by trusting in God. His detailed analyses of the incidents brings us into the heart of the gospels' stories and help us exactly where we live.

Each chapter ends with questions for reflection and a prayer to help deepen and personalize our reading of the book.
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Thank you to Net Galley and Ave Maria Press for the chance to read and review this book. The opinions expressed are my own.
This is a book that will stay with me. I tend to worry a lot, and I think this book will help me with some of those fears. When I start to worry, I think of how Jesus is there to help me, and I remember how he took care of the Apostles during stormy times. He took care of them not once, but twice. This is a very powerful book that I will read again and again to calm my fears and remind me that Jesus is always there to help me.
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Life is unpredictable and fear is something we all face when the storms of life start coming on and sometimes hard.
But Gary Zimak shows us how we can make Jesus our constant and rest in him. When the storms are getting loud and we feel like we're going to drown.
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Let Go of Your Fear is a great book about facing our fears and not letting them have control over us. In this book, Gary Zimak uses the stories of the apostles in the boat on the Sea of Galilee to illustrate how Jesus is in control, both when we can sense his presence and when we can’t.

In the first big example, Jesus is asleep in the boat when the storm comes up. Not only does he stop the storm, but he asks the apostles why they are afraid. This is a great example not only of Jesus sometimes visibly being in control, but also of how Jesus is waiting for us to invite him into our troubles no matter how big or small.

The second big example is the storm on the Sea of Galilee again, but this time Jesus is out of sight for a time. Mr. Zimak uses Jesus being out of sight to illustrate how Jesus is often working behind the scenes in ways we don’t know about and may not understand. Jesus does make his presence known and as in the previous example, he calms the storm.

Mr. Zimak also makes sure to express that sometimes instead of calming the storm, Jesus comforts us through the storm because he is using the storm to teach us something, to bring us closer to him.

I really liked the examples the author used and I could relate to much of what the author discussed. The last year has been full of challenges I never expected to have to face. Some of them are continuing into this year and I can see how sometimes Jesus calmed the storm and other times, Jesus calmed me through the storm. In all of it, Jesus has never left me and has used all of it for his glory. I am looking forward to using the lessons learned in this book to let go of my fears and focus on Jesus alone.

Thank you to Ave Maria Press, Gary Zimak, and NetGalley for the copy of this book in exchange for a review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
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