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Trade Paperback
256 pages
Mar 2005
Xulon Press

The Fear Factor

by Akeem Shomade

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The words in this book come directly from the heart of the author. His sincere desire to help people is evident on every page. Readers will be inspired to embrace this teaching in a true spirit of faith.

The basic premise is that we all fear something. Therefore, this book is for everyone. Although fear can cripple us, the power of God’s Word can set us free. These pages are a marvelous combination of scriptural teaching, encouragement, practical advice, and personal testimonies.

After defining fear, the author classifies it into different levels for a more thorough inspection. He has a firm understanding of this subject, and writes with sympathy and spiritual insight. Each chapter ends with a selection of Bible verses that reinforces this teaching.

Throughout these pages, the author is quick to point to God as the source of our help. Readers will understand that victory over fear only comes through a vibrant faith in the Almighty. The writing style is both honest and humble. The author walks alongside his audience, giving guidance and providing comfort. This approach causes his words to flow with a sweet sincerity. His personal accounts offer hope and allow readers to see how he lives in the light of this truth.

Although the book primarily deals with overcoming fear, the author carefully explains the message of salvation. As a former Muslim, he has a desire for everyone to know the liberating power of Jesus as Savior. The Gospel is interwoven throughout each chapter in a dynamic way, with a clear summary at the end of the book. These pages glorify God, while giving readers a gateway into a more meaningful way of life. -- Joyce Handzo, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Fear is a universal problem that transcends age, sex, colour, beliefs, and professions. It is an enemy that robs us, as children of God, of His best for our lives.

The Fear Factor is designed to be a source of encouragement and a counselling tool. It is written for anyone who is passing through the valley of the shadow of fear, living with an unhealthy level of anxiety, or being held captive in the darkness by this spiritual stronghold.

This book is ideal for any child of God who desires to be set free from the stronghold of fear. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).

It is my prayer that all who read this book will take steps towards achieving their purpose in life and start walking in the freedom that has already been won for us by Jesus, our Lord and Saviour.