New “Blogging the Book”: Running Scared

The next Book of the Quarter at Calvary will be:

Running Scared:  fear, worry, & the God of rest by Edward Welch

“One of the haunting dilemmas of the human condition is that fear is “an inescapable feature of earthly life.”  Every person who has lived on this earth has encountered fear.  Tragically, for this reason our race for the good life finds us all too often “running scared.”  Running Scared…investigates the roots of fear in the human soul and the ramifications of living in the grips of anxiety, worry, and dread.  Welch encourages readers to discover for themselves that the Bible is full of beautiful words of comfort for fearful people (and that every single person is afraid of something)…Running Scared affirms that, through Scripture, God speaks directly to our fears: on money and possessions, on people and their judgments, and on death, pain, and punishment…Far more than merely another psychology “self-help” guide, Running Scared serves a biblical roadmap to a life of serenity and security.”  [From the book flap]

As I did with Respectable Sins, I will be blogging here as I read the book. Here is the schedule for those playing at home:

Blog posting schedule for book (Wednesdays) & Sections covered; chapters in parentheses:
July 16 – Initial Observations (Chapters 1-4)
July 23 – God Speaks     (5-8]
July 30 – Money & Possessions (9-11)
August 6th – Money & Possession (12-14)
August 13th – On People & Their Judgments (15-17)
September 3rd – On Death, Pain & Punishment (18-21)
September 10th – Peace Be With You (22-25)
September 17th – Peace Be With You (26-30)

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6 responses to this post.

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