What does the gospel say about your fears? What does it say about the irrational ones, like sinkholes in the Target parking lot? How does it speak to the rational ones, like pet scan predictions? And does the gospel have a word for the fears you feel you'll have for life, like the possibility of losing the one you love most? Growing up in the green room of SNL, being born to a fire-eater and adopted by a SWAT cop, having internal organs explode, and adopting a deaf girl from China, Scarlet Hiltibidal has been given some strange life experiences—and lived in fear through most of them. But life changed for Scarlet when she learned to hold the gospel up to her fears. She realized that though she can't fix herself or protect herself, Jesus walked into this broken, sad, scary place to rescue, love, and cast out her—and your—fear. Seeing life in light of the cross will help you avoid fear, overcome fear when you can’t avoid it, and live beyond fear when you don’t overcome it. You don't have to be afraid of all the things.
|Publisher:||B&H Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 18 Years|
About the Author
Scarlet Hiltibidal is a very professional wife and mother to her family in Middle Tennessee. She loves sign language with her daughters, nachos by herself, writing for her friends, and learning to be a pretend-farmer with her husband. She treasures the freedom of resting in the work of Jesus and hopes to help others rest as well.
Table of Contents
Section 1 My Fears Do Not Define Me
Chapter 1 My Hypochondriac Collapse in Aisle Six 7
Chapter 2 Airplane Springs 29
Chapter 3 God, Please Don't Make Me Move to Africa 59
Section 2 My Fears Will Not Defeat Me
Chapter 4 Sleeping through Andrew 91
Chapter 5 "Cancer-Cancer? Like, Bald … Chemo Cancer?" 121
Chapter 6 Exploding Organs 147
Section 3 My Fears Aren't Foreyer
Chapter 7 The Matron of Honor Toast 175
Chapter 8 Home and Safe and Loved 201
Chapter 9 Grandpa Died-"The Funnest Day Ever" 231
About the Author 251
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As one who is not typically fearful of many things, this book allowed me to look at fear and anxiousness in a different way. Although Hiltibidal expresses many fears, some very dramatic, but spoken about in a lighthearted manner, I can relate and be open-minded about how she has dealt with her fears along the way. Scarlet navigates through her fears and anxiousness throughout her life and boldly states that her fears do not define her, they won't defeat her and they won't last forever. Why? because she has God on her side. The book journeys through Scarlet's life and tells her life story and the progressiveness of her fears and her strengths. Scarlet manages the anxiousness and fears with a strong faith and a walk with God. Hiltibidal weaves scripture through this book which is always wonderful, as an author she does a great job of capturing me with her explanations of the scripture and relating back to her life. This was a pretty great read. I did receive a complimentary copy of this book from B&H Publishing Group, but the thoughts expressed here are my own.
This book honestly has been one of the most powerful, and helpful books on fear and anxiety that I have ever read. I have to admit that more than once, it felt like her words were my words! Being someone that has struggled in this arena for most of her life I completely identified with her. In the book she is able to talk about serious things while still infusing a lightness and humor that helps you to feel like you are not alone in your struggles and that your fears don’t make you strange or unlovable. She implements wonderful biblical truths through the pages about what the Bible says about our fears, and what it says that can help us overcome them. God wants to deliver us from our fears but we have to trust Him to do that. Scarlett absolutely shows us how to live in a scary world, while holding onto the peace that only Jesus can give. I would 100% recommend this book to anyone who has ever struggled with fear or anxiety and wants to find the true healing for it in Jesus.
This is a great book dealing with fears. In a lighthearted way, Scarlet mentions fears that she has or has had (and she was a very fearful and anxious child!). It reminds you of the fears that you had as a child or still do. One fear that really hit home to me was of getting too close to God because He might then require something of me that I was not willing to give or require me to go the mission field, etc. Section One, “My Fears Will Not Define Me,” discusses many kinds and types of fears and the feeling of anxiousness that we all get from time to time. In Sections Two and Three she begins to break down the fears with our trust in a loving God who has defeated fear and death, has power over the things we fear and loves us unconditionally. She uses many illustrations from her own life and her growth and trust in Christ to deliver her from fear. This is a very interesting book to read and covers the subject of fear quite well. We all deal with fears or anxiousness from time to time, some more than others. This book really deals well with overcoming our fears. (Please Note: While this book was provided to me to review by B&H and Lifeway, the opinions expressed are my own.)
Do you struggle with fear and anxiety? Scarlet Hiltibidal shares her struggles with fear and anxiety and how we can turn to the Gospel to shine through those fears in her new book, Afraid of All the Things. Afraid of All the Things is divided into three sections: My fears do not define me, My fears will not defeat me, and My fears aren't forever. The whole book is mostly autobiographical with Hiltibidal sharing stories from her life that illustrate her struggles with fear and anxiety. She also weaves a lot of Scripture throughout Afraid of All the Things in and out through her stories. I struggled to get into Afraid of All the Things initially with the author's writing style. Hilitbidal is down to earth, realistic and fairly blunt about her struggles. But once I got used to her "voice," I found the book to hold my interest. I don't struggle with anxiety now like I did many years ago, but I could relate to how unrealistic some of those fears can be. I also liked how Hiltibidal didn't just share a bunch of platitudes but she did share from her heart and her personal experiences. I think Afraid of All the Things could be especially useful to someone struggling with fear and anxiety to know another Christian woman has faced those struggles as well. I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.
This book weaves her personal stories with Gospel truth throughout the whole book. I thought this made the book less heavy since she used humor throughout her stories. I also found it to be a quicker read due to this. I have struggled with anxiety and fear in the past and I found myself in a lot of her stories. I appreciated her honesty with her crazy fears she has had. Most of all though, she shines the light of the Gospel on all of our irrational fears which is much needed truth. I think everyone could benefit from this book even if you do not classify yourself as an anxious or fearful person. I was blessed to receive a copy of the book via the publisher. All opinions are my own.