Fight Your Fears Trusting God’s Character and Promises When You Are Afraid

Kristen Wetherell

Foreword by Christine Hoover

Kristen equips believers with biblical truth to actively fight fear by loving Christ more. I’m grateful for such a practical tool to help me preach truth to myself.

Ruth Chou Simons bestselling author of GraceLaced and Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship

Bethany House Publishers (February 18, 2020)
Hardcover, 208 pages
ISBN: 9780764234378

About the Book

What are you afraid of?

You could probably fill this page with a list of your fears. Fears about the future; fears about your health, job, and family; fears about inadequacy and failure (and maybe success); fears about how much fear itself seems to affect your decisions, plans, and growth in this life.

You might even fear what God thinks about your fears. After all, in his Word God commands us not to be afraid hundreds of times. But how is this possible? We’re troubled by evil, we’re slammed with bad news, and we can’t know what tomorrow will bring. How can we learn to trust God and not be afraid?

Kristen Wetherell is in the fight with you, day by day making strides in this battle. In Fight Your Fears she carefully searches 10 of God’s great and precious promises, equipping you with truth and practical tools to help you overcome the fears and anxious thoughts that rob you of your joy. Each chapter ends with a Scripture memory verse, questions to ponder, and a prayer.

Discover truths that will bring peace to your soul as you learn to fear God and fight your fears.

Editorial Reviews

I am so grateful for Kristen Wetherell’s timely new book. With piercing clarity and concrete counsel, she takes us by the hand and leads us over slippery terrain to the Rock of ages. I will be recommending Fight Your Fears widely to others, and returning to it often myself.

Matt Smethurst managing editor, The Gospel Coalition; author, Before You Open Your Bible: Nine Heart Postures for Approaching God’s Word

With biblical insight, relatable context, and powerful challenges, Kristen Wetherell accomplishes her goal: not to make her readers less afraid, but more afraid of what’s right to fear. It’s difficult to walk away from this book without feeling conviction about our disordered fears and comfort available to those who fear God.

Lore Ferguson Wilbert author of Handle with Care

Kristen will show you how to fight fear: see more clearly who God is, hear more fully what he promises, and match what you see and hear to the things you fear the most. Forget the futility of trying to work up strength and courage you know you don’t have, and find biblical hope in this honest, realistic, and perceptive book.

Colin S. Smith Senior Pastor of The Orchard and President of Unlocking the Bible

Kristen has written a compassionate and helpful resource, pointing us to our source of help and courage. Calling us to lift our eyes from the ground to the sky, Kristen shows us a God that is infinitely more powerful than our deepest fears and whose care for us is tender, gentle, and kind.

Laura Wifler co-founder of Risen Motherhood; podcaster; co-author, Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments

Fear of God is perhaps one of the least understood—and most distorted—teachings in the Christian faith. Some are paralyzed by it, while others reject it altogether. In the midst of this confusion, Kristen Wetherell has written a clear and thoughtful guide. With the heart of a teacher, Kristen identifies the key to sorting out this difficult topic, and points us to a better way.

Sharon Hodde Miller author of Free of Me: Why Life Is Better When It's Not about You

Bethany House Publishers (February 18, 2020)
Hardcover, 208 pages
ISBN: 9780764234378