How to Live in Fear: Mastering the Art of Freaking Out by Lance Hahn Book Review

In How to Live in Fear, Lance tackles the pervasive problem of fear and panic head-on by inviting readers into his world. In this genuine and practical book, he invites readers into the life of a pastor living with anxiety disorder. Through humorous personal stories—like losing it on an airplane or collapsing onstage as he is about to preach—Lance will win over readers with his transparency. He will also share the remedies that have helped him recover and overcome throughout the years.

I was excited to be able to review How to Live in Fear because I'm often nervous, afraid, anxious and worried about a lot of things, and I would love to find out how not to be. After reading the introduction, I knew this was a book I wanted to read. In Part 1, I enjoyed reading Lance's story because it made me realize I'm not alone in my struggles. In Part 2, I learned that there is hope and help for me, and once I figure out my triggers, I can implement a plan. He also gives practical strategies to help. In Part 3, I learned about all the Scripture that can help me and what God can produce from my struggles.

While reading this book, when I started to feel anxious, I remembered the strategies and verses I learned and was able to use them to calm myself down and not escalate my feelings. I wrote down a lot of things that stood out to me as things that will be able to help, so I can refer to them as needed. I'm also going to look up the Scriptures mentioned in the book and type out the ones that "speak" to me and put them in my subbing bag to read when I need them. I'm really grateful to Lance for sharing his story and for writing a book that has been such a help to me already.

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