Memoir tells of amazing grace, amazing faith
Carlsonâ€™s book springs out of hard-won experience. As she says, â€?"Over 20 years ago I received a call into the ministry. I ran in the opposite direction. Not long after that God gave me a vision in a dream of this book, Fear Not. Little did I know how many tests I would have to go through in order to qualify for the assignment. However, God can, and often does, use those of us who are very strong-willed for His glory.â€ť After being molested as a child, with low self-esteem, Carlson was â€?"looking for love in all the wrong places and faces.â€ť Due to silicone poisoning caused from breast implants, she was diagnosed with 24 different ailments and spent many years on disability.
By Godâ€™s mercy and grace, she was able to overcome without any pharmaceutical drugsâ€"and all the while He was doing a major work inside her heart. Today Carlson teaches others that fear, the devilâ€™s most powerful weapon against us, is actually â€?"perverted faith,â€ť because fear can bring to us exactly what we fear, as it did to Job in the Bible (Job 3:25). The only antidote to a life of fear, she says, is a life of profound faith, which is free for the taking to anyone who asks God.
Rev. Glenda Z. Carlson is pastor of
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the worldâ€™s largest Christian publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Fear Not through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.
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