Untie The Fear Knots Of Your Heart Book Report

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In his book entitled Untie the Fear Knots of Your Heart, published by Liberty University Books in 2010, Dr. Ken Nichols explains how fears are generated from life events, and that knowing how to manage these fears can be far healthier than letting them control the heart. Dr. Nichols explains how fear is a normal response to life-altering events that one may face, and these fears can often tie one’s heart in knots. This steals the joy that Christ provides. Attempting to use the fear will not overcome the challenging event that originated the fear. Depraved things happen, and they can cause fear. In order to understand their fear, people must face it. The central theme of the book is deciding what to do with one’s fear and “transforming fear into faith” (Nichols, 2010, p. 2). It calls the reader to understand that “the emotion of fear itself is not the problem. It is what [one does] with it” (Nichols, 2010, p. 13). …show more content…

Dr. Nichols (2010) writes; “Many fears are positive and productive because they prod [one] to do something about fearful situations” (p. 23). “Fear is a healthy, natural response that can turn unhealthy and manipulative” (Nichols, 2010, p. 70). The concept of action should be one of encouragement because fear can cause anxiety, anger, and depression. Anxiety “wastes mental, physical, and spiritual energy” (Nichols, 2010, p. 54), and anger is a “dangerous emotion that becomes a distraction from the main problem” (Nichols, 2010, p. 57). Fear can also cause bodily damage over a period of time, including heart disease, cancer, and damage to the immune system (Nichols,

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