Fear To Freedom

Fear To Freedom
There were two bible verses that came to mind when I was reading this week’s book. The first was Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” Often in life, we do not understand how such bad things can happen to good people. While it seems trite in response to rape, battery, and assault….among other things…, often, all we can do is trust in the Lord. We need to trust that he will heal us and bring us through our troubles to the other side.

In the past year, several reviews have been written that dealt with rape and abuse. Recently, I was contacted to review a book by Rosemary Trible, Fear To Freedom: What If You Did Not Have To Be So Afraid. Francine Rivers’ fiction book, The Atonement Child, provided a portrait of the angst that a rape victim suffers. One affect not focused on was fear. In Trible’s book of the account of her rape, she discusses the paralyzing fear that ensued and how she relied on God to bring her through to the other side…to heal her.

The second verse that I thought of while reading her book was 2 Timothy 1:7 which states, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. While this book focused on fear that was the result of rape, the steps to recovery and the reliance on God could apply to many situations. People live in fear due to many things: unemployment, collapse of the financial markets, foreclosure, robbery, et cetera. Trible’s book will be an inspiration to anyone who suffers from fear for any reason.

Bible verses are all from the King James Version.

Disclaimer as required by the FCC: This book was provided by an agent for the author/publisher in exchange for an impartial review. Compensation did not change hands nor was the review influenced in any way.

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