How Can I Live Out My Faith Amid a World in Distress?
Imagine a life of peace and purpose in the face of global disasters, increasing persecution, and economic instability. Is it really possible to live fearlessly in such troubled times?
Dr. Michael Youssef points to the first-century church, guiding you through the practical wisdom and powerful hope found in 1 and 2 Thessalonians—Paul's letters to believers who lived in a hostile world. Through these chapters, you will discover how to...
- experience a productive, God-honoring life now, while also looking toward eternity
- overcome the fear of criticism, affliction, and even death with the right perspective
- understand the true nature of the end times, and what you can expect in the future
Explore what it means to be part of God's family in a day when people desperately need to see your unwavering faith.
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About the Author
Michael Youssef, PhD, is the founder and president of Leading The Way, a worldwide television and radio ministry, where Dr. Youssef is heard daily by millions in over 190 countries. In 1987, he founded The Church of The Apostles in Atlanta, Georgia, which was the launching pad for Leading The Way. He and his wife have four grown children and ten grandchildren.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Living Faithfully, Living Fearlessly 9
1 The End-Times Paradox 15
1 Thessalonians 1
2 Facing Our Critics 31
1 Thessalonians 2:1-16
3 Victory over Satan 47
1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13
4 Living to Please the One We Love 61
1 Thessalonians 4:1-12
5 Godly Grief and Heavenly Hope 75
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
6 Like a Thief in the Night 89
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
7 How to Be the Church 101
1 Thessalonians 5:12-18
8 The Power and the Promises 117
1 Thessalonians 5:19-28
9 The End of History 129
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4
10 How to Destroy Your Enemies 141
2 Thessalonians 1:5-12
11 The Big Danger of Small Flaws 153
2 Thessalonians 2:1-5
12 The Restraint of Evil 167
2 Thessalonians 2:6-12
13 Standing Firm When All Hell Breaks Loose 177
2 Thessalonians 2:13-17
14 A Two-Way Conversation with God 189
2 Thessalonians 3:1-5
15 The Gift of Work 201
2 Thessalonians 3:6-18
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
That book wasn't my cup of tea. I do not agree with Michael Youssef's opinion on the end times, his interpretation of scripture and his general worldview. This book was supposed to give hope to its readers, but I think it leaves them more hopeless and sad than before reading this book. Instead of fulfilling the premise, it instills fear in the reader. His suggestions to live "fearless" are trying to convert many people and proclaiming your opinion mercilessly even when you have to expect a huge backlash directed at yourself. Even though he says that we do not know the date when Christ will return, the author often gives the impression that it is going to happen very soon. It seems like he sees the state of our society as an indicator for his hypothesis and paints a picture that is rather dystopic than realistic. It was just too much and too exaggerated for me. I definitely agree that there are some problematic tendencies in our society, but I think that he only views the negative things. The book was easy to read, but I found his style to be very sensational and polemic. The only good thing about this book probably is that I now almost completely read through Colossians - and I appreciated a few of his comments and explanations, but most of his interpretations didn't make sense to me. I don't recommend this book and suggest you should check out some of the other books from Harvest House Publishers, because they have some excellent books that I really liked! But this book and I didn't really get along with each other.