Love over Fear: Facing Monsters, Befriending Enemies, and Healing Our Polarized World

Moody Publishers
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Aren’t Christians Supposed to Be the Loving Ones?

Whether it’s the news, social media, or well-intentioned friends, we’re told daily to fear "others." We fear strangers, neighbors, the other side of the aisle, even those who parent differently. And when we’re confronted with something that scares us, our brain sees only two options:

Attack or Avoid

But either way, polarization intensifies. What if you could defy your own instincts and choose a third option—scandalous, disruptive, unthinkable LOVE? Sure, we love people who are like us, who are easy to enjoy. Everyone does. But what about our enemies, the people we consider monsters? Loving them requires exceptional strength—strength only the Holy Spirit can provide.

Love over Fear is a compelling guide to conquering fear with love in an age of polarization. Hear stories of those who changed hearts and minds through radical love, learn how to practice disarming compassion, and discover the disruptive power of showing affection to monsters.

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About the author

DAN WHITE JR. coplanted Axiom, an Intentional Christian Community in Syracuse, New York. He is also a strategist with the V3 Movement, coaching cohorts from around the country through a 9-month missional system. Dan is the author of Subterranean and coauthor of the award-winning The Church as Movement. He is married to Tonya, dad to Daniel and Ari, and can be found enjoying conversations at Salt City Coffee. Connect at danwhitejr.com.
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Publisher
Moody Publishers
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Published on
May 7, 2019
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9780802497604
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Christian Life / Personal Growth
Religion / Christian Ministry / Discipleship
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Includes discussion questions for individuals or groups.
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