Where were you when you heard the news? The Bataclan in Paris. The airport in Brussels. The nightclub in Orlando. The Christmas market in Berlin. And on and on. When did it all start? And can you remember a time when you were not afraid – when you felt safe? In these troubled days, we are all a lot more security conscious than we used to be. We have gates where there used to be fences. Metal detectors in shopping malls. Home security systems where we used to just leave the back door unlocked. But at what point does security move beyond precaution and become an idol that controls our lives? And what of the God-given command – or even design for life – that we live as risk-takers for His Kingdom? How can we live by faith in the face of fear? In RISK, Shannon C. Deal takes on the idol of security and sheds light on a better way. RISK suggests that God has made us for adventure, and the safest place to be is on the mission to which He is sending us. After all, which is safer to live in—a castle built on sand or a tent securely fastened to the Rock?
Fear has hindered each of us from achieving something significant at some point in our lives. But that doesn t have to be the case.Popular life coach and consultant Adam Smith has discovered a groundbreaking way to overcome the obstacles preventing us from realizing our goals by exercising an inner strength we each possess but rarely use: the passion that drives us to pursue what we want.The Bravest You introduces Smith s unique five-step bravery process that helps us fight the ten biggest fears we all face and attain the success we desire. Rousing us from complacency, Smith shows us how to identify our goals and reveals proven techniques for harnessing the inner ambition that will empower us to conquer our doubts once and for all. Covering everything from the common fears of inadequacy and being judged to rejection, failure, loss of freedom, and loneliness, The Bravest You arms you with the necessary tools to confront any fear-inducing situation head on and lead braver, better, and more successful lives than you ever imagined.