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About the Author

Brady Boyd is married to his college sweetheart, Pam, and together they have two children, Abram and Callie. He has a degree in journalism from Louisiana Tech, has been a radio announcer for professional baseball and basketball teams, and was the sports editor for his college newspaper. Before coming to New Life Church (Colorado) in 2007, he served Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, for nearly seven years. Follow him on Twitter at @pastorbrady.

 

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan; 1st edition (April 19, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310327709
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310327707
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,114,050 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Brady is the Senior Pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is the husband to Pam and dad to Abram and Callie. He has lived in Texas, but was born and raised mostly in Louisiana which explains his obsession with LSU football. Follow Brady on Twitter @pastorbrady or check out New Life Church at www.newlifechurch.org

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By S. Todd on April 25, 2011
Format: Hardcover
In a day when many Christian authors seem to constantly chide / encourage their readers to "overcome" or be "victorious" while ignoring the realities of life's difficulties, Pastor Boyd provides a real life scenario and, against all odds, leads the reader to the expectation of hope and 'overcoming' faith in the midst of adversity. Not a spiritual 'self-help' manual, this easily read book takes the reader through New Life Church's darkest days and shows how God's faithfulness "wins in the end!" My eyes welled with tears through much of the book and I set it down with an unshakable sense of His genuine concern for His children. Very private moments are shared in a sensitive and caring manner.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By dBull on May 12, 2011
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I've been in church almost 40 years and for some reason (probably my fault) use to think that Disney did Christianity (Ch 5 of the book). I was taught that I am blessed, and I am, but that does not mean that I won't go through trials and tribulations. So I had an incomplete understanding. False expectations (a trouble-free life or that we can deserve one by our faith or sinless actions) can be very damaging to the point where some Christians turn their back on God. And when taking eternity into view, this "turning away" would be life's greatest tragedy.

The main theme of "Fear No Evil" is the devastation and recovery at New Life that occurred as a result of the scandal and shooting there. Integrated into that theme are other stories shared from Brady Boyd's personal walk and pastoral work that provides real life examples of Godly people going through dark valleys. Brady also shares and interprets scriptures to show how God can and does turn mourning into life. I believe this book and a study of the scriptures shared within will produce more maturity (James 1:2-4), more compassion, and a better understanding of God's bigger plan to all those who read it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sharon Comba on May 15, 2011
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Brady Boyd has given us so much more here than New Life Church's experiences and trusts in the past 10 years. This is an incredible book on the biblical perspective of challenge and crisis. With so much teaching out there now that indicates as Christians we just don't have to suffer...it is refreshing to read what the bible actually teaches in Brady's book. We will have challenge and suffering...but God is most definitely IN the challenge and will be faithful to redeem the challenge! Excellent book!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Marie on April 25, 2011
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This book is rich because of the circumspect, candid, down to earth way Brady Boyd told the story of what is possible when we invite God into our lives,especially when we don't know what to do or say and everything feels and looks black. He tells just how hard things got and how God was there, just the same.
One of the most beautiful and powerful parts, to me, is where he tells the story of being bullied, in grade school/middle school, and how when his father stepped in to help him, He was able to prevent the bully's from continuing in their bullying and how it's a picture of what the Heavenly Father feels about bullying of any kind and how He came into those dark days, of December 9th, and prevented an even worse aftermath from happening.
It's a beautiful story of the Gospel, played out in the lives of real people, who experienced the pain of death and the hope of life after.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paul J. Pacco on May 19, 2011
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I have been waiting for this book to come out and I could not put it down!! I found myself crying, laughing, and in awe of the power of God! Pastor Brady opens his heart about the 'valleys' that the church, the people, the community, and himself all went through. I found myself having to read some chapters over again just to get all the insite and the wisdom that he was able to put on paper.
Right now, my wife is going through a serious, physical situation and this book has helped us to look through the 'valley' and to focus more on God. We have to continue to walk through it and not stop.
Thank you Pastor Brady for sharing.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By BGrothe on April 25, 2011
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Wherever you are in your life's journey--whether on a mountain-top or in your own "valley of the shadow of death," Fear No Evil: A Test of Faith, a Courageous Church, and an Unfailing God can be an inspiration and encouragement to you. Pastor Boyd thoughtfully recounts the tragic loss of life on that Sunday morning at New Life Church and then, with the heart of a Pastor, takes the reader through the 3+ years of healing. As the mother of two adult children who were on the New Life Church campus that day--one of which witnessed the shootings--I especially appreciate Pastor Boyd's honesty and sensitivity in telling the story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sheep23 on November 13, 2011
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Pastor Brady Boyd's book entitled Fear No Evil: A Test of Faith, a Courageous Church, and an Unfailing God is quite a tremendous work. Boyd, pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, the place of a gunman entering and killing people, has written here of his experience with tragedy and the hope that God does not leave his people. The tragic events were preceded by the scandal of Ted Haggard prior to Brady Boyd's coming on board.
One of the best chapters of the book is Boyd's chapter entitled Disney Doesn't Do Christianity. Boyd intimates early on that a Christianity that offers all that you could possibly want with no cost is just the type of belief system that Christianity is not. Rather, as Boyd says, "But as I mentioned earlier, suffering is what we were promised, both by Jesus and by the apostle Paul" (107). Rather than shirking from the possibility of suffering, Christianity is bound up with the idea that suffering is part of the promise as we believe in Jesus Christ and offer our lives in service to Him. Boyd is quick to assert that suffering is not an option, just look at the life of our suffering Savior. Yet, Boyd does not consider suffering grief as just something we magically get over. He says later on that, "As human beings, you and I both have to learn to confront pain-to acknowledge it and to grieve" (113). Sorrow can eventually lead healing, but this is not before the process of grief and acknowledgement exist. The road of suffering is marked with hard times and tragic feelings, but is not the final word in the Christian life.

Overall, I thought this book was a very good glimpse into the life of a church which was rocked by tragedy (more than one) and was able to deal with the pain.
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