On the Other Side of FearRegular price $ 15.95
HUNTINGTON, Indiana, October 21, 2016 â€“ Many Catholics are locked in fearâ€¦of what is, what might be, what was, and what may never happen. They live paralyzed, unable to pass through the door of Godâ€™s providence.
But what bestselling author and mother of seven, Hallie Lord, shares is fear is really the apprehension to live according to Godâ€™s will rather than oneâ€™s own. Fear hangs on, rather than lets go; engineers rather than acquiesces; avoids rather than engages; agonizes rather than trusts.
On the Other Side of Fear: How I Found Peace (Our Sunday Visitor, 2016) is Hallieâ€™s collection of her own life stories â€“ on marriage, financial hardship, fertility, living in strange new towns, health scares, worrying what people think, and much more â€“ of learning to live in Godâ€™s will, without fear of the unknown, the untested, and the unexpected, because adverse circumstances are often unavoidable and inner peace contingent on how one responds to the matter.
â€œFear paints vivid pictures of problems without solutions, sorrow without relief, mortification without mercy, and life without joy,â€ says Lord. â€œIt tells us thereâ€™s no hope, and that our burdens are too heavy for any one person to endure.â€ These may be compelling intimidators, but â€˜compellingâ€™ isnâ€™t synonymous with â€˜trueâ€™, she says.
On the Other Side of Fear is Hallieâ€™s own journey -- of how she looked fear in the face and discovered that its power is an illusion, dissipated when held up to the light of God. The 14 chapters, each containing a unique lesson, can stand alone or be read as a continuing progression. The book helps readers move forward conquering their own fears with the lifelong reinforcements of discipline, fortitude, and faith.