Prepare Your Community to Fear Bravely and Risk Love

Prepare Your Community to Fear Bravely and Risk Love

These days, “love your neighbor” feels complicated, weighed down by suspicion and tribalism and political affiliations. We are so easily discipled by fear. But Jesus invites us to more—to life abundant where enemies and strangers become neighbors we love.

Invite your community into the brave way of Jesus. In Fearing Bravely, Catherine McNiel illuminates the Scriptures and the redemptive steps we can take—together—to risk love and bring healing and wholeness to our part of the world.

We’re offering pastors and Christian leaders a FREE copy of Fearing Bravely—and facilitator resources too!

Would you like to host a group to read and discuss Fearing Bravely? Complete the form with your name, title, organization, and US mailing address.

Good while supplies last. Delivery only to U.S. Addresses.

“McNiel is a wonderful storyteller, and her wisdom, honesty, and commitment to Jesus and Scripture shepherd us toward becoming better human beings. I encourage you to read this book with others so you can discern together how you might take risks to love more authentically.” –Rev. Dr. Dennis R. Edwards, associate professor of New Testament, North Park Theological Seminary; author of Might from the Margins



A powerful read for groups, Fearing Bravely includes brave steps to take, questions for reflection and discussion, and practices for living your faith in community. You’ll also receive a PDF link to a helpful group study resource, memes to share on social media to promote your group study, and a PowerPoint intro slide—great for introducing a sermon series.


Through vulnerable stories and fresh insight, Catherine McNiel leads us to truly see the people around us, look hard at our own fears and hesitations, and together, rediscover the way of Jesus. When we choose to be brave with our fear and courageous with each other, we take steps toward the restoration our lives and world need.

Visit Catherine’s website HERE.

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