Afraid of All the Things, by Scarlet Hiltibidal
“What prompts regular Joes to exhibit the kind of courage and soul peace that says ‘God, I trust WHATEVER you have more me, WHEREVER it is?’” -Scarlet Hiltibidal, “Afraid of All the Things.
Scarlet Hiltibidal wonderfully addresses the common fears of everyday that threaten to consume our minds and suck up our time. Her book isn’t short, but it’s a quick read because of the way she’s written it. In a conversational style, Hiltibidal layers Scripture beautifully and effortlessly into every chapter.
This book met my desire for answers to questions about my fear of “all of the things.” Written in a language and a tone that fit right into my life, I appreciated the Biblical advice from another woman, wife, and mother’s perspective. Although, anyone can apply her sound wisdom to their fear of all of the things.
Through her life experiences, which produce the opportunity for acquired wisdom, the author opens up her heart to reach out to those of her readers. I feel she did a sound job addressing the realities of living a Christ-led life in modern-day culture. It was not fully of butterfly promises, but rather practical advice and honest interpretations of how God meets us in those circumstances.
It was an easy read for me, delivered to my mailbox at a time when there was much to fear. The Scriptures comforted me and encouraged me during a time I never could have seen coming when I selected this book to review.
Humor is laced throughout this book, giving it less of a research and educational feel and more of a “I”m plodding through this by your side” reliability. This book is refreshingly honest and hilarious at the same time …somehow despite the real mud and miring the author has walked through.
I highly recommend this book for those who struggle with fear, and for those who just need some encouragement to cancel out the everyday wears and tears of life in this broken world.
“If we’re busy resting in God when the scary things in life happen to us, our knee-jerk fear responses will be replaced by a supernatural peace.” -Scarlet Hiltibidal, “Afraid of All the Things.”
(I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.)