I’ve Had So Much Fun With This Book

Writing books is a long laborious activity.  But I really do like it.   Admitantly, I’m no Hemingway, but there’s something about creating images with words, and sharing stories life has been gracious enough to throw  in my way.

This new book is really one that is starting some interesting conversations. I’ve heard from a lot of people who are interested in opening their own lives up, confessing some of the fears controlling them, and then trying to find answers where they can reach out and care about others.  

I’ve been on several radio shows this last week talking about how fear has become the easy answer, and it takes a lot more thought to defeat our fear at the threshold of our hearts.  And this is just the beginning.  

Writing the book is only step 1.  The next step for me is to engage with readers.  So if you’d like to join me, I’ve got a few outlets where we can engage together.  

1.  Facebook

Facebook has become such a vital part of conversations today, so I’ve created a Facebook page for the Book.  Partly it’s to give people a place to see the book on social media, but I’d like to turn that place into a conversation about fear.  Feel free to post articles on fear, or just share your fears, and we can talk openly about how we can look at fear in our world and overcome it.  

2.  Skype book clubs

I just posted a little teaser last week, that if you would get 10 books for your book club, you can email me andy@campkivu.com, and let’s schedule a time where I can skype into your book club for an hour conversation.  I’d love to connect with you and hear your thoughts, and maybe I can explain some parts of the book that are a little more difficult to understand.  

3.  Book Tour

We are working on a book tour here at the home office that will start in the fall.  If you’re interested in hosting a “No Fear” Evening in your home, your group, or your town, I’ll be hitting the road this fall.  We’d love to come to your town, so contact us at jamiejo@campkivu.com and we’ll be sure to let you know when we’re in your neighborhood.  

I’m excited to share No Fear with you, and I hope you can share it with your friends.  

I believe we all have interest in figuring our what compells us to do what we do, and hopefully live a life beyond fear.  

If you’d like to get a copy of the book, you can order on my website http://www.andybranerbooks.com for an autographed   copy, or you can get it online at your favorite bookseller.  

2 Comments

  1. Hi Mr. Braner!
    I hope this comment finds you well! I came across your book “No Fear in Love” at Barnes and Noble two days ago. I was looking for a new Jesus book to read and I saw the old classics and I was rushing to find any book and my eyes crossed this book and I couldn’t get the title out of my head.
    So essentially, I read this book very swiftly, your stories are amazing! I would just like to say thank you. There’s a reason why God caught my attention with this book. The issues you raised in your book pierced my heart. I wondered “am I loving people to the fullest, or is fear getting in the way?”. And especially with certain news these days, such as the legalization of same-sex marriage, and the Charleston shooting. And I realized my fears:
    – I’m scared of change around me
    – I’m scared of people who threaten my way of living
    – I’m scared to lose my friends
    – I’m scared of things I don’t understand
    – I’m scared to go away to college and face the reality that most college students lose faith

    See, all these things were just getting in the way of me loving others. I want to do what you did, talk to a Muslim and have share our views. And better yet, talk to anyone and love on them without trying to “convert” them. That’s not my job, its Gods job! All I can do is love, be hospitable, be respectful, and throw fear aside because I shouldn’t be afraid of anything (except spiders, they are creepy and scare me to death!!). God is on my side, and I must pray everyday to see through the eyes of Jesus. He saw the broken-hearted, the lost, and even those who thought they were perfectly fine. There is no fear in love.

    Thank you Andy for your book. May God keep blessing you with insight, with a life of abundance, and new relationships founded on the love of Christ. This book was an easy read, not as poetic and tear-jerking as Beautiful Outlaw or Crazy Love, but the Holy Spirit sure as heck convicted me. When I die, I don’t want God to say to me “you’ve fought the good fight of faith” but rather “you’ve loved well because you’ve loved like me”

    Sincerely,
    Sophia 🙂

    1. Thanks Sophia, that’s EXACTLY what I was hoping when I wrote it. The idea that we can all take a second and recognize our fears, and then go out and practically attack our personal fears in a way to love people….YOU GOT IT!!!

      Thank you so much for your reply this morning. I really appreciate your encouragement.

      AB

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