Running Scared: Fear, Worry & the God of Rest
Welch, Edward T.
“Fear can make cowards of us all. It can also cripple the mighty, stripping us of confidence and strength to ever face teh challenges of ordinary life—a terrible way to live. In his characteristic voice which is both authoritative and sensitive, Welch inspires us to turn to God as our champion in our battle with fear.”See All
Dr. Tim Clinton
President, American Association of Christian Counselors
“Fear is the most underrated emotion of all our troubles. Ed has written a great book that is of great help to those of us who have to struggle with the paralyzing feelings of fear and anxiety”See All
Founder, New Life Ministries and Women of Faith; Author, Reframe Your Life
“Ed Welch has thought deeply about the fears we all face and he’s found the confidence and hope that we all need: they’re found in relationship with a Redeemer who has gone before us and assured us of triumph in Him. Ed Welch is case–wise and he brings that wisdom to you in this helpful book. I highly recommend it.”See All
author, Idols of the Heart
“To live is to fret, and Ed Welch understands why. With an impressive grasp of what makes people tick, Ed exposes what lies beneath our fears and escorts us to the One who supplies hope for worriers. Ed’s writing is clear, honest, pastoral and, most importantly, soaked with scripture. Read this book, and be not afraid.”See All
Sovereign Grace Ministries, author, When Sinners Say “I Do”
“Worriers are false prophets—that insight alone was worth the price of the book, but far, far more awaits the wise reader who explores this brilliant book by Ed Welch. Ed tells our story of fear and worry with compelling honesty and depth. But even more, he invites us to see how our loyal God refuses to abandon us in our fear; instead, he allows our fear to reveal our fragility and desperate need for his presence. I was not only informed and moved by this book; I was invited to worship. This is not merely a book about fear; it is an invitation to a transformed view of God.”See All
Dan B. Allender
Ph.D., President and Professor of Counseling, Mars Hill Graduate School
In Running Scared, Edward T. Welch reveals God's plan for encouraging those in the grips of fear.
One of the haunting dilemmas of the human condition is that fear is ‘an inescapable feature of earthly life. Every person who has lived on this earth has encountered fear. Tragically, for this reason our race for the good life finds us all too often ‘running scared.’
In his new release, Running Scared, Edward T. Welch investigates the roots of fear in the human soul and the ramifications of living in the grips of anxiety, worry, and dread.
Welch encourages readers to discover for themselves that the Bible is full of beautiful words of comfort for fearful people (and that every single person is afraid of something). Within the framework of thirty topical meditations, Welch offers sound biblical theology and moment–by–moment, thoughtful encouragement for life–saving rescue in the midst of the heart and mind battlefield of rampant panic–stricken responses.
This comprehensive primer on the topic of fear, worry, and the rest of God will have readers retreating to scripture for invariable constancy, stalwart care, and robust comfort, instead of as Welch terms it, ‘hitting the default switch’ by responding with characteristic human independence, control, and self–protectiveness. Running Scared affirms that, through Scripture, God speaks directly to our fears:
- On money and possessions
- On people and their judgments
- On death, pain, and punishment