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Trillia serves us well in this book by addressing fear and anxiety head-on and digs past the fear itself and into the very roots where fear is born. She does this with the gentleness of a mother and a mind steeped in the Bible. Whether you personally struggle with fear or walk with people who do, you will find helpful, well thought-out help in the pages of this book.
—Matt Chandler, lead pastor, The Village Church, Dallas, Texas; author, The Explicit Gospel
Trillia Newbell knows what it is to be plagued by fear. She also knows what it is to fight for faith and to ground her heart in the character of our wise, faithful, loving, sovereign God. She offers hope for overcoming our fears and experiencing true peace, through cultivating reverential fear of the Lord.
—Nancy Leigh DeMoss, author; host of Revive Our Hearts
Many Christians are scared, and too scared to say that they are scared. Trillia Newbell helps us confront our fears and point beyond them to a Christ who has vanquished every foe. This book grapples with heavy subjects but with the joyful gravity of a woman anointed with the Spirit and with wisdom.
—Russell D. Moore, president, Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
Trillia puts her finger on the thing that, for many of us, keeps our faith subdued and our lives joyless: fear. She writes with humility, authenticity, and victory. This book will bless you and release you.
—J. D. Greear, author, Jesus, Continued . . . Why the Spirit Inside You Is Better Than Jesus Beside You
We love Trillia Newbell’s insights into common fears, and her vulnerability and transparency about her own struggles. Trillia’s heart is opened beautifully on these pages. Fear and Faith is a warm, honest, hopegiving, Christ-centered book that will deepen your trust in God.
—Randy and Nanci Alcorn, authors of Help for Women under Stress
Trillia speaks from her heart and experience to all of us who find ourselves gripped by fear over what other people think, what might happen, or what might never happen, pointing us toward the freedom to be found in being gripped by a very different kind of fear—the fear of the Lord.
—Nancy Guthrie, Bible teacher and author of Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow
It is refreshing to see such raw transparency as Trillia goes in depth with real-life stories and fears that we all struggle with as women. It is freeing to read biblical solutions of how to overcome those fears. I encourage women of all ages and walks of life to read this book.
—Naghmeh Abedini, wife of Pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been imprisoned in Iran for his Christian faith.
Though Trillia Newbell writes mainly with women in mind, she speaks to all of us disordered and disoriented fearers in this book. And she reminds us that the more the right fear governs us, the weaker our wrong fears become. Fear and Faith was a tonic to my soul.
—Jon Bloom, president of Desiring God, author of Not By Sight and Things Not Seen.
Fears fester and grow in the darkness of the “what ifs.” But oh! When the light shines! Trillia has good news for all of us who are tempted to live in fear. The what ifs have nowhere to hide from the brilliant “since God did not spare His own Son” of the gospel. Come bask in the light.
—Gloria Furman, author, Glimpses of Grace, The Pastor’s Wife.
Trillia addresses real fears while drawing our attention upward to our very real God. He is good, sovereign, and lovingly able to address our individual fears as He calls us to personally trust Him. Being cemented in God’s word is what our soul desperately needs since we are often drawn toward sinful fears rather than a healthy fear of God.
—Blair Linne, outspoken word artist, pastor’s wife
If you’ve ever thought you were alone in your fears, and if you’ve ever told yourself that fear is not a problem for you, this book will challenge you to examine the truth of that statement. This grace-filled book will help you reclaim the energy given to fearfulness and redirect it toward faith in an infinitely trustworthy God.
—Jen Wilkin, author, Women of the Word
This mind-calming, soul-pacifying book will transform many fear-full women into faith-full women. It will also help many men understand their wives better and therefore serve them more patiently, lovingly, and skillfully.
—David Murray, pastor, professor, author, The Happy Christian
In Fear and Faith, Trillia Newbell has given the church a valuable resource. With gentleness, humility, and boldness Trillia unfolds the pages of her life for us and then points us over and over again to Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.
—Jessica Thompson, author/speaker
Trillia Newbell digs deep down into our feminine hearts to expose the roots of our fears—roots of pride and unbelief and covetousness. And then she helps us face into those fears as she carefully applies the wordsof our faithful God who encourages us to “Fear not!” This book is full of wisdom and truth that you will want to return to time and again.
—Jani Ortlund, VP of Renewal Ministries, author, His Loving Law
Fear and Faith will serve to provide much needed encouragement to many women who may think they are the only ones suffering through crises. Trillia’s candid personal testimony coupled with real-life stories from other women all testify that none is beyond the reach of Christ’s redeeming love toward us.
—Mary K. Mohler, director, Seminary Wives Institute of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
I’m so happy that Trillia wrote this book. It offers real hope for women who are burdened and burned out by the fears that confront them on a daily basis. Fear and Faith offers a wonderful reminder that we don’t have to “perform” any longer, because our loving God cherishes and accepts us just as we are.
—Kelly Rosati, vice president of community outreach, Focus on the Family
Trillia’s writing style is her winsome honesty. In Fear and Faith, she bares her heart and allows us to walk close beside her in a personal journey with fear. Thank you, Trillia, for not only challenging those of us whostruggle with fear, but also for clearly leading us on the pathway to true peace!
—Kimberly Wagner, author, Fierce Women
We can all identify with the destructive and paralyzing results of living by fear. As Christians we long for lives defined instead by faith and God’s power. Trillia reminds us why we can trust God and holds out a vision for life defined by this kind of trust—fearing God rather than our feelings, fears, and fellow travelers.
—Amy Simpson, author, Anxious: Choosing Faith in a World of Worry
Trillia Newbell, one of the most joy-filled people I know, bares her struggles with fear and the well-worn path she’s found to faith. As a chronic fearer, I was much encouraged by Fear and Faith.
—Lore Ferguson, writer, thinker, and tinkerer at sayable.net
Fear has been a companion much of my life, robbing me of much joy. In Fear and Faith, Trillia gently and compassionately explores fears common to many women and points fearful hearts to the One who has set us free from all fear.
—Christina Fox, licensed mental health counselor, writer, blogger: toshowthemjesus.com
When fear and anxiety hit like a tidal wave, trusting God isn’t always easy. Trillia’s message is that fear doesn’t have to pin us to the mat. In a style that is helpful, conversational, and deeply rooted in God’s Word, Trillia gives real, meaningful hope to the fearful. Every woman needs this book!
—Erin Davis, author, speaker, blogger
From the Back Cover
We will never be short on fears. Failure, rejection, sickness, losing a loved one, being alone—the fears we carry are many and heavy. Fear can be a tyrant, a bully we can’t hide from. It can paralyze our spirit, damage our relationships, and hinder our faith.
Trillia is no stranger to fear. She has known its harsh grip on her life. But she has also known the gentle hand of God, a peace and a faith from the One who conquers fears.
In Fear and Faith, Trillia will encourage you as she reflects on Scripture and her own story. She will show you Jesus, who was tempted like you in every way. She will show you the character of God and how it inspires faith. And she will show you real women who have walked the road of fear—or still are—and how they found security in the Lord to be their strength. Whatever your fear, you are not alone, nor are you without hope. You have the One who can replace your fear with faith.
- Publication Date : March 17, 2015
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- Print Length : 177 pages
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- Publisher : Moody Publishers (March 17, 2015)
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I am grateful for the consistent use of biblical illustrations such as Peter denying Christ out of fear of man, Sarah’s fear of the future, and Ruth’s experience of tragedy. Newbell also draws solutions from Scripture such as Proverbs 29:25, “The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe.” She understands that fear is a spiritual problem which must be overcome through confession, remembering God’s promises, and resolving to trust God at his Word (ch. 11).
Many biblical counseling resources are written by men or for a general audience, whereas too many resources for women are light on biblical theology. Newbell, however, writes as a woman directly addressing the fears unique to women. For example, she address the fear women have of other women (ch. 3) and throughout the book she discusses motherhood and marriage. She does not address any of these issues in extensive detail, but she does tackle difficult subjects such as abuse, eating disorders, and sexual intimacy. Newbell puts her finger on the struggles common to women in a way that is most relatable. She uses personal examples, testimonies from other women, and biblical insight to explain the problem of fear with simple explanations.
Her consistent solution to overcoming fear is very straightforward as the title reveals: Faith in God (Prov 31:30). In every chapter, she turns the conversation to Jesus, then chapter 8 provides a fuller explanation for why fearful people can trust in God. Trusting God requires that we know the Lord as he reveals himself in his Word, so Newbell also walks through pertinent attributes of God that help to overcome fear: sovereignty (Dan 4:34-35), wisdom (Ps 104:24), love (1 John 4:7-10), and goodness (Rom 8:28). Meditating on these truths has the power to transform any fearful soul.
In chapter 9, Newbell states that knowing God drives us to not only trust him, but also to fear him (Prov 9:10). She shows with Scripture that a proper fear of the Lord balances both obedience and worship. I also appreciate Newbell’s acknowledgment that we live in a fallen world where some fears do come true. Horrible things may happen, yet Newbell’s theology of suffering is not simply wishful thinking. She develops a robust biblical argument that God can be trusted and feared even if the worst thing should ever happen.
This would be an excellent book for a women’s small group study or discipleship relationship. My only critique is that it would have been even more impactful if discussion questions were included at the end of each chapter. Since this book can be used for discipleship or counseling situations, it would help to reinforce the practical application with projects for growth.
The last chapter was by far the best chapter!
I read through this book in a season when I struggled deeply, DEEPLY with fear. Each chapter allowed me to see where fear had taken root in my life and I was able to pray through all of it. So thankful for how the Lord has used Trillia!