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Do Not Be Afraid

Running Scared Chapter Five Do Not Be Afraid With chapter five, Welch turns from observations about the experience of fear and worry to what God has to say on the subject. “Do not be afraid” is God’s most frequent command in the Bible, occurring over three hundred times. The author wants us to be alert [...]

Anxiety and Worry Chime In

Running Scared Chapter Four Anxiety and Worry Chime In In chapter four, Welch’s goal is to expand the discussion beyond particular fears to the more general outlook of worry. At the end of the chapter he quotes Freud to demonstrate the significance of worry as a window to the soul: “There is no question that [...]

Fear Speaks

Running Scared Chapter Three Fear Speaks “. . . fear is speaking, and we should listen” (p. 37). That’s the gist of chapter three. Fear’s most obvious message is that there is danger, but Welch hopes to help us listen carefully enough to get beyond the obvious. After acknowledging that the world is full of [...]

Your Fear

Running Scared Chapter Two Your Fear I have a new philosophy. I only dread one day at a time. – Charlie Brown “Rather than minimize your fears, find more of them. Expose them to the light of day because the more you find the more blessed you will be when you hear words of peace [...]

A World of Fear

Running Scared Chapter One A World of Fear Welch surveys our experience with fear from childhood to adulthood. His conclusion is that fear is natural—we have don’t have to learn it. Furthermore, fears don’t go away. With greater freedom and responsibility, fears multiply throughout life. Welch offers a nice chuckle on the psychiatry of fear: [...]

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