Monday, April 25, 2011


I can remember the tragic events that occurred on December 9,2007 when a gunman invaded the campus of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado killing two teenagers and injuring many other people of the congregation. I asked myself why would anybody do such a terrible thing and how can you get over such a horrible event? Reading Pastor Boyd's book Fear No Evil: A Test of Faith, a Courageous Church, and an Unfailing God helped answer those questions for me.

Fear No Evil: A Test of Faith, a Courageous Church, and an Unfailing GodIn the years following the senseless and tragic shooting on the campus of New Life Church. Senior Pastor Brady Boyd has received countless questions from the faith-filled and faithless alike. As the nation watched the suffering congregation reel from the gunman's rampage and, later, steady their stance once more, the one question on everyone's mind was, 'How has New Life weathered such a horrible storm so well?' In Fear No Evil, Boyd answers with eloquence and grace, paving a path toward hope to anyone walking through the 'valley of the shadow of death' and is tempted to camp out there. This story of tragedy and triumph will release you from life's common traps of doubt and despair. Whether you are a parent who has lost a child, a single mom who feels overwhelmed, a middle-aged man starting over after bankruptcy, a student trying to make sense of life and the world at large, or simply someone who wonders where God is in the midst of your suffering, the considerations and counsel offered here will serve as a lifeline for your soul. 

About the Author-

Pastor Brady is a gifted communicator and teacher with a passion for speaking practical, relevant messages that equip and inspire. He is responsible for leading all the staff and ministries of New Life Church. Before coming to New Life in August, 2007, Pastor Brady served as the Associate Senior Pastor of Gateway Church in the DFW Metroplex. While there, Gateway grew from 100 to over 12,000 active members in just six years. Pastor Brady is a Louisiana native and is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University. He is married to Pam and they have two children - Abram and Callie. Pastor Brady enjoys golf, hunting, fishing and spending lots of time with his family. Follow Brady on Twitter: @pastorbrady 

 My Thoughts-

Pastor Boyd wrote a book that was full of love, sadness, hope, and tragedy. In reading the account of the shooting, I became very upset and I asked my self  "Who would do such a bad thing?"  Pastor Boyd's candor and use of scripture throughout the book has taught me that God is always there to assist you in your journey. He opened up his heart to us and showed us his true emotions and how he was able to overcome them. I am not a spiritual person and only attend mass on holidays, but I have learned a lot from reading the book. In the beginning of each chapter, Pastor Boyd included quotes from famous people. My favorite quote was by Thelma Wells "God does not always heal us instantly the way we think. He is not a jack-in-the-box God. But God is walking with me through this." Boy is that so true because we live in a society where we want things instantly and that is not how God works. I highly recommend this inspirational book to everyone. Would you like to win a copy of the book?


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  Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of the book from Zondervan for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review


  1. Great review! This sounds like a great book.

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  2. Thank you for the review and giveaway!

    I follow you:
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    Pastor Boyd's twitter link doesn't seem to work right now.

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  3. The link is for

    and I think it should be!/pastorbrady

    Anyhow, I am following him now. Sorry, it's not all in one comment. :)

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway

    1. Follow me via GFC +2(Lora1967)
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  10. Sometimes you need to read something inspiring! Thanks for the giveaway!. I am a GFC follower and email subscriber.

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